Flight Team Training

Emergency ChecklistIf anything can throw you a curve, crisis can! That’s why we’ve got several options for helping you set up crisis response teams: our Basic Training, Advanced Training, Facilitator Training and Catastrophic Events Training.

On-Site Training

CMI provides on-site training for teams. Flexibility allows for these teams to be district-wide, county-wide or of other configurations including community agencies and organizations. Team trainings are three to five days in length. With our new online resources, we can also do on-site/online blends, or integrate portions via video-conferencing, which may allow you to stretch your dollars.

Who Should Attend for the School/ESD Model

Districts are encouraged to include administrators, counselors, school psychologists, nurses, social workers, teachers, clerical staff, transportation, safety officers, and other key people. Some will attend specific portions of the training while others will attend the training in its entirety. Content covered includes Administrative and Organizational Issues, Grief, Suicide Intervention and Prevention, Trauma, Stabilizing the Environment, SafeRooms, the checklist of things to do, flyers, templates for letters and guidelines for teachers, counselors and others, and much, much more. Although some staff people attend different segments, the team that responds to the students’ needs in grief attend all sessions. This is a comprehensive, broad training that includes conceptual aspects, problem-solving, planning, skill-building and pragmatic steps to take.

Who Should Attend for the School/Community Model:

In addition to those listed above, attendees for the School/Community Model will include local children’s mental health and mental health staff, youth services / youth authority staff, community emergency management staff, faith-based youth educators, hospice and hospital social workers or staff, pre-school program staff, and, unique to each community, those who would mobilize to respond to needs following a death, tragedy or incident that has shaken the community.

Comprehensive Basic Training for Crisis Response Teams (“Flight Teams”):

Three- to five-day training in:

* Trauma intervention and working in the aftermath of trauma
* Grief
* General principles in crisis response
* Suicide prevention, intervention & response
* Children’s issues/developmental factors
* Violence prevention
* Parent needs in times of crisis/tragedy
* Managing the media / press
* Crucial communication for greatest assistance to survivors

Advanced Training for School Crisis Responders Includes:

Two-day training:

* Team leadership
* Leading parent meetings and support efforts
* Responding to natural disasters or community-wide events
* More in-depth discussion of suicide
* Care for the caregiver (self-care)
* Catastrophic school events overview

Facilitator Training Includes:

Half-day training for Facilitators:

The Institutes for Facilitator Training involve 36 hours of training and technical assistance, providing participants with the background and materials to return to their districts and facilitate this curriculum in a variety of ways:
* Train a new crisis response team or enhance skills of existing district team
* Use for teacher and staff inservice
* Teach as a full 15 contact-hour continuing education course
* Use for continuing professional development

Catastrophic Events Training  (when lives are at threat on campus during school):

One-day training includes:
* Four critical phases in responding to catastrophic events
* Essential collaboration between schools, law enforcement, hospitals, emergency services and many other major players
* Comprehensive issues with media
* Organizational strategies and planning issues
* Follow-up and recovery
* Background information
This workshop is best integrated after the basic training has laid the foundation a school needs in order to implement this more complex planning process.

CMI’s trainings are often best organized by county-wide educational agencies, such as BOCES, IUs, ESDs or other regional organizations. Please check with us to see how to best utilize a collaborative effort involving more than one school district.

Give us a call at 503-585-3484 or drop an email at info@cmionline.org and we’ll help you choose options that work best for your unique needs.

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