2018 CISM Conference

Cape and Islands EMS, Inc. and the Cape and Islands Critical Incident Support Team will be hosting our annual CISM Conference on April 9th to April 11th, 2018 at the Cape Codder Resort & Spa in Hyannis, MA. OEMS credits will be available for each course pending approval. Each attendee will receive ICISF Certification. Priority registration for members of MPSN Teams through March 23, 2018

Pre-Conference Monday, April 9, 2018

  • Factors for Forced Retirement: Some Dreams do NOT Come True 8:30AM – 12PM
    • $25 registration fee
  • First Responder Families – Always Second? & On-Site Resources 1PM – 5PM
    • $25 registration fee
  • Attend both pre-conference workshops 8:30AM – 5PM $40 registration fee

Conference: Tuesday & Wednesday, April 10-11, 2018

  • Advanced Group Crisis Intervention
    • Presented by: Hayden A. Duggan, EOD and Linda Raposo, PhD, LMHC
    • Designed to provide participants with the latest information on critical incident stress management techniques and post-trauma syndromes, the Advanced Group Crisis Intervention builds on the knowledge base which was obtained through the Group Crisis Intervention course and/or in publications. At the conclusion of this course, participants will have been exposed to specific, proven strategies to intervene with those suffering the ill effects of their exposure to trauma. Emphasis will be on advanced defusings and debriefings in complex situations.This course is designed for EAP, human resources and public safety personnel, mental health professionals, chaplains, emergency medical services providers, firefighters, physicians, police officers, nurses, dispatchers, airline personnel and disaster workers who are already trained in the critical incident stress debriefing format. It will also be useful for those working extensively with traumatized victims for various walks of life.This course requires previous training and experience.
    • $75 registration fee
  • Strategic Response to Crisis
    • Presented by: Dr. Anne Balboni, PsyD, EMTIC
    • Knowing what sequence of crisis intervention processes to use for which individuals or groups, at what times, and under what circumstances is crucial to all effective early intervention programs. The course will present essential information for the assessment of both crisis situations and the effects of critical incidents on people involved in those situations. Learn to create an effective plan of action to assist those in crisis and complete a series of exercises designed to sharpen assessment and crisis planning skills. Strategic planning and tactical decision making are emphasized, as are rationales for choosing one set of crisis intervention processes over another. This course builds confidence that crisis interventionists will make the right choices of interventions for the populations they are assisting under specific circumstances.
    • $75 registration fee
  • Grief following Trauma
    • Presented by: Tom Greenhalgh
    • In the course of one’s career, it is inevitable that professionals will encounter traumatic death and loss issues both personally and professionally. Professionals often feel ill prepared to provide effective care throughout the grief process. This course will cover key grief and loss concepts relating to trauma and traumatic death. Participants will increase their knowledge of how trauma impacts the grief process and will gain skills for evaluating and supporting persons who have experienced traumatic death and loss. This course is designed for anyone who works with people who experience grief and loss following a traumatic event.
    • $75 registration fee
Ten Pin Bowling

Ten Pin Pizza Party

Join us for a night of food & fun at the recently opened Ten Pin Eatery! The Cape & Islands CIST will host an event in the VIP Room of the Ten Pin Eatery on Tuesday, April 10, 2018 from 6:30 – 9:30PM. By attending, you will have full access to the 3 private bowling lanes (shoes included), a Ten Pin Pizza Party (Caesar salad, Chapin’s Wings, assorted pizzas and unlimited soda and ice tea) and access to laser tag ($6 fee) and a cash bar! Located in the Cape Cod Mall, this brand new entertainment establishment offers Ten Pin bowling, two-story 24 player laser tag, state of the art arcade games, multiple large screen TV’s.

Price to attend is $40.