Nashville, Tenn. — Centerstone, Tennessee’s leading provider of behavioral health services, will host a regional conference on crisis intervention presented by the International Critical Incident Stress Foundation, Inc. (ICISF) on September 22-25 at Union Station Hotel in Nashville.
Participants can take up to two courses during the four-day conference. Seminar topics include:
- Comprehensive crisis intervention systems
- Suicide prevention
- Violence in the workplace
- Law enforcement perspectives
- Line of duty death
- Substance abuse
- Critical incident stress management applications with children
- Comprehensive programs for families
Attendees will include law-enforcement officers, EMTs/paramedics, fire-fighters, healthcare professionals, transportation personnel, educators, mental health professionals, clergy, social workers, employee-assistance program staff, disaster assistance personnel, commercial and industrial organization employees, military and students and support personnel associated with these and many other fields. The ICISF conferences draw people from across the region and around the world.
“Those of us who help others deal with crises and emergencies need this type of professional training to prepare us to respond effectively and appropriately,” said Becky Stoll, clinical program manager for the Crisis Management Strategies division of Centerstone. “Centerstone is pleased to be a part of making this beneficial series of courses available.”
ICISF offers a Certificate of Specialized Training to those who complete the required core and specialty curriculum within one of six specialized program tracks.
For further information about the conference or available credit, contact ICISF at (410) 750-9600, or visit www.icisf.org to download a brochure and register on-line.
International Critical Incident Stress Foundation, Inc. (ICISF) is a non-profit membership organization that assists individuals and organizations in mitigating the impact of traumatic stress. ICISF maintains a worldwide leadership role in developing and disseminating crisis intervention, stress education and recovery programs to all those affected by disasters, traumatic events and work-related stress. The United Nations has designated ICISF as a nonprofit, nongovernmental organization in special consultative status with the U.N. Economic and Social Council.