2017 Cape & Islands CIST CISM Conference

Please join us at the Cape Codder Resort & Spa in Hyannis, MA on April 10-12 for the 2017 Cape & Islands Critical Incident Support Team CISM Conference.

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“CODE 9: Officer Needs Assistance”

Pre-Conference: April 10, 2017   2PM-4PM

This powerful award winning documentary explores the darker side of law enforcement as it tells the stories of police officers and their families who are now suffering the mental anguish of the careers they chose. Code 9 explores the impacts of the stress and trauma the job causes and if left untreated can result in PTSD and suicide. Movie runtime is 1 hour 20 minutes. Director Deborah Ortiz and

Will be available for a 30 minute question and answer period after the screening.

$10 registration fee


Assisting Individuals in Crisis & Group Intervention – GRIN

April 10 – 12, 2017 8AM – 6PM
This 3-day course combines ALL of the content of ICISF’s Assisting Individuals in Crisis & Group Crisis Intervention courses. Crisis intervention is NOT psychotherapy; rather, it is a specialized acute emergency mental health intervention which requires specialized training. Designed to present the core elements of a comprehensive, systematic and multi-component crisis intervention curriculum, this course will prepare participants to understand a wide range of crisis intervention services for both the individual and for groups. Fundamentals of CISM will be outlined and participants will leave with the knowledge and tools to provide several group crisis interventions, specifically demobilizations, defusings and the Critical Incident Stress Debriefing (CISD). The need for follow-up services and referrals when necessary will also be discussed.

INSTRUCTOR: Tom Greenhalgh
Tom Greenhalgh has been involved in the Public Safety field for almost 30 years. He recently retired as police Lt/paramedic and has previously worked as a firefighter/paramedic. Tom is the co-director for the Greater-Lowell CISM Team, an ICISF approved instructor in many disciplines as well as Peer/Staff member of the On-Site Academy and co-author of the “Battlefield to Street” class.
$110 registration fee

Pastoral Crisis Intervention 1 & 2

April 10 – 12, 2017 8AM – 6PM
This 3-day course combines ALL of the content of ICISF’s Pastoral Crisis Intervention 1 & 2 courses. PCI may be thought of as the combination of faith-based resources with traditional techniques of crisis intervention. The purpose of this class is to assist the participants in learning how pastoral interventions may be effectively integrated. PCI 2 builds on the foundations of PCI 1 and will discuss more specific advanced concepts and specific field applications.

INSTRUCTOR: Chaplain Rob Dewey MDiv
Chaplain Rob Dewey has been an ordained minister in the Episcopal Church since 1983. Prior to attending seminary, he served as a police officer and volunteer member of the fire department and rescue squad. In 1990, he started the Coastal Crisis Chaplaincy, a ministry that supports emergency responders and their families, as well as the general public in times of unexpected crisis. He also serves as a Chaplain with the FBI, ATF, State Law Enforcement Division, the Air Incident Response Team (ARC) and DMORT (Disaster Mortuary Operational Response Team). Rob co-authored the ICISF’s ‘Pastoral Crisis Intervention’ and ‘Pastoral Crisis Intervention 2’ courses.
$110 registration fee

Line of Duty Death: Preparing the Best for the Worst

April 11 – 12, 2017 8AM – 4PM
One of the toughest situations to face is the line of duty death. The administrative and logistical aspects of a LODD are often overwhelming to those individuals and agencies that are ill prepared. This course will address many of those issues as well as give special attention to pre-incident planning and proper follow-up services. This interactive class has been designed to prepare Emergency Service providers, military personnel, school administrators, municipal officials as well as CISM teams who may need to address a Line of Duty Death.

INSTRUCTOR: Dr. Paul Antonellis MA, Ed.D.
Dr. Antonellis has over 20 years of fire/EMS experience, holding various positions including Chief of Department. In addition, Paul has 11 years of Law Enforcement experience. Dr. Antonellis is an Assistant Professor of Management and Director of the Human Resource Management Program at Merrimack College, Girard School of Business. Paul earned a Doctor of Education with a specialization in Educational Leadership and Management. His education also includes a Masters Degree in Labor and Policy Studies, Bachelors of Science Degree in Fire Service Administration, Associate of Science Degree in Criminal Justice and Associate of Science Degree in Fire Science Technology. As a member of the ICISF faculty, he teaches several programs including “Line of Duty Death: Preparing the Best for the Worst” which he co-developed.
$75 Registration Fee

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