In April, Southern Adventist University’s School of Education and Psychology will offer a crisis intervention training opportunity, with certification provided by the International Critical Incident Stress Foundation. This training is open to nurses, counselors, social workers, teachers, clergy, law enforcement and other crisis responders.
“In light of the recent mass shooting at Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fl. and other current events, it seems thoughts of crises are never far from our minds,” said Mikhaile Spence, graduate program manager in Southern’s School of Education and Psychology. “We often feel helpless in the face of these tragedies, but there are steps we can take to better prepare ourselves and be prepared to help others in crisis situations.”
The training will lead to two separate certifications from ICISF: Group Crisis Intervention, as well as Individual Crisis Intervention and Peer Support, and will require 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. attendance at three Sunday sessions: April 8, April 15, and April 22. Continuing education credit is available. Space is limited and offered on a first-come, first-served basis. For more information or to register for the event, call 423-236-2492.