Training Force USA
and the MISSOURI CITY POLICE DEPARTMENT Presents...       
Special 9/11 Commemorative Event:
Preparing for the Unimaginable...  

SEPTEMBER 12-13, 2018  
Eligible for TCOLE APPROVAL    
 We prepare for Critical Incidents such as an
 Active Shooter at a School or Place of
 Worship, an Officer Involved Shooting, an
 In-Line-of-Duty Death, an Act of Terrorism,
 or a Natural Disaster.   
But we don't always prepare for the aftermath of the event.
Now is the time to prepare for the aftermath and recovery.  
Critical Incident Stress Management (CISM) and Acute Traumatic Stress Management (ATSM) are comprehensive, systematic and multi-component crisis intervention programs for individuals and groups. They were developed to help manage traumatic events within agencies and organizations.
CISM/CISD/ATSM are a set of crisis intervention tactics that are strategically woven together to mitigate the impact of a traumatic event; facilitate a normal recovery processes in personnel, who are having normal reactions to traumatic events; restore individuals, groups and organizations to adaptive function; and to identify people within an organization or agency who would benefit from additional support services or a referral for further evaluation and possibly psychological treatment. Crisis Intervention is NOT psychotherapy, nor is it a substitute for psychotherapy. It is a specialized acute emergency "emotional first aid."
Shared experiences are the foundation for peer support as they foster the initial trust and credibility necessary for developing relationships in which individuals are willing to open up and discuss their problems despite concerns about stigma. The ISM/CISD/ATSM team can provide support within an agency and the community in situations of critical incidents, such as officer involved shootings, traffic accidents, school shootings, workplace violence, terrorism and natural disasters.    
CLASS OBJECTIVE: This two-day class utilizes a combination of the CISM/CISD Mitchell Model, the Acute Traumatic Stress Management Model and the FBI Model. It is designed to teach peer support personnel how to accurately assess and effectively intervene with individuals and groups experiencing critical incident stress and trauma. Participants will learn the mechanics of stress and trauma as related to the law enforcement profession and the various reactions that follow.   
The course is designed to teach students the fundamentals of, and a specific protocol, for individual and group crisis intervention. The class prepares students to understand a wide range of crisis intervention services including pre and post incident crisis reactions, on-scene support services, crisis intervention for individuals, mobilization after large scale group traumatic incidents, small group and individual diffusion and the group intervention process known as Critical Incident Stress Debriefing (CISD). The class will cover ethical principles and standards of peer and crisis intervention practices. Students will learn about the importance of self-care. It encourages team member to have a resiliency plan and to avoid developing compassion fatigue and burnout.  
The students will participate in role playing exercises and take a written test and receive a certificate of completion at the end of the 16-hour class. The Class is limited to 26 students.
Thomas Gillan is Executive Director of The P S U Crisis Management and Training Group, Inc. As a certified law enforcement trainer, Thomas has developed law enforcement curriculums in the areas of Human Trafficking, Law Enforcement Stress, Trauma, Suicide, Crisis Negotiations, Investigations, New Recruits and Human Resource Issues. Mr. Gillan has received numerous awards and recognition for his work from The U. S. Department of Justice, The U. S. Attorney's Office, The FBI National Academy, The Florida Department of Juvenile Justice, The Florida Department of Corrections, The Florida Catholic Conference of Bishops, The Orange County Sheriff's Office and most recently The 2012 Trainer of The Year Award from The Florida Network of Victim Witness Services.

All members of the criminal justice and legal community (sworn and non-sworn).  Training is also important for health care professionals. 

  • Missouri City Police Department
    3849 Cartwright Road
    Missouri City, Texas  77459

· Wednesday-Thursday, September 12-13, 2018
· Class starts at 8:00 AM Sharp -  and ends at 5:00 PM (Local Time)
COST:     $299 per person

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  for payment of this course
· Please note that if you do not attend, you are still responsible for
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  at the registration site.  

Claude A. Pichard, Training Force USA
Phone:  850-251-1223