Crisis Intervention Training is a two-day program developed for organisations in the Community Services and Disabilities sectors. It presents a crisis prevention and intervention model designed to teach managers and support workers how to help young people and adult clients with mental illnesses and disabilities learn constructive ways to handle crisis.
When in crisis, people need to be responded to skilfully and effectively. The ability of support staff to respond effectively to people in crisis situations is critical in establishing not only a safe environment, but also one that promotes growth and development for the individual. The skills, knowledge, and professional judgment of staff in responding to crises are critical factors in helping people learn constructive and adaptive ways to deal with frustration, failure, anger, rejection, hurt, and depression.
Crisis Intervention Training provides a model for organisations, managers, and support workers that assists in:
- Preventing crises from occurring
- De-escalating potential crises
- Effectively managing acute crises
- Reducing potential and actual injury to clients and staff
- Learning constructive ways to handle stressful situations
- Developing a learning circle within the organization
The course is conducted over two days and is based on the Therapeutic Crisis Intervention training model from Cornell University, United States. However, this course has been specifically designed for the Australian Community Services and Disabilities sectors. The course material is informed by the legislative guidelines and systems relevant to the Australian context.
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Call us at Mindfulness Trainings for further information on Crisis Intervention Training or to discuss your workplace training needs. Ph: 0438 670 761