Critical Incident Stress Management (for Police)
Course Category: Health, Safety & Wellness
Course Category: Students

Price
$25.00

Content Provider:
York Regional Police

Language
En/Fr

Length
3 hours

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Critical incident stress is a universal reality for first response personnel. During the course of a career, it is estimated that nearly 90% of police officers, firefighters, and other emergency response personnel will be affected by a critical incident. Reactions to these events manifest in a broad range of physical, emotional, and behavioural responses that can hamper an individual’s ability to function during or following an event. If left untreated, critical incident stress can continue to generate adverse affects on an individual’s well-being long after the event has taken place.

Critical Incident Stress Management (for Police) is an introductory level course that instructs learners on how to recognize the effects of critical incident stress and provides techniques that can be applied to minimize the impact of an event. It explains the potential outcomes of critical incident stress, identifies potential administrative or personnel problems that may be created by critical incident stress reactions, and initiates a discussion of responses to critical incident stress.

Learning Objectives

When you have completed this course you will be able to:

  • Define critical incident and explain the importance of critical incident stress management
  • Define critical incident stress and be able to recognize the signs and symptoms of a stress reaction
  • Recognize the phases and effects of critical incident stress
  • Recognize the effects of critical incident stress while at the scene of a critical incident and apply techniques to minimize the impact
  • Recognize the effects of critical incident stress following a critical incident and apply techniques to minimize the impact
  • Explain how family and organization can help recognize the effects of critical incident stress and apply techniques to minimize the impact

Level

This awareness-level course is designed for first response personnel including ambulance, fire, police, and hospital emergency department staff.

Target Audience

Sworn Police, Police Civilian, Public Safety Officer, Peace Officer / Special Constable, Student, Other Federal, Provincial and Municipal Employees

Content Provider

The development of this course was funded by the Government of Canada's Sector Council Program.