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Pre-Conference Training: Best Practices in Critical Incident Response for the Workplace

Join Crisis Care Network President Bob VandePol for the pre-conference training session at our 2013 Work & Well-Being Conference in Chicago.

Thursday, April 25, 2013
8:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

The Westin O'Hare
Chicago, IL

When tragedy strikes the workplace, behavioral health professionals play an important role in onsite consultation aimed to facilitate individual and organizational resilience and return-to-productivity. Business leaders increasingly value strategic application of Psychological First Aid principles for their employee groups as a means of mitigating both the human and financial costs associated with critical incidents. This session will address practical strategies for applying evidence-based practices to the delivery of services in a way that empowers leaders, work groups and individual employees.

This session will cover:

  • The prevalence of critical incidents
  • Individual and organizational impacts
  • The history of Critical Incident Response
  • Introduction to Psychological First Aid principles
  • Small- and large-group training and exercises
  • Mass disaster response
  • Promoting personal resilience
  • Providing consultation to organizations that request critical incident response services 
  • Delivering services that are consistent with corporate culture and business objectives

For more information about the conference, or to register online, click here.

About the Presenter

Bob VandePol, MSW serves as President of Crisis Care Network, the largest provider of Critical Incident Response Services to the workplace. Crisis Care Network responds 1,000 times per month following workplace tragedies to facilitate employee/organizational return to productivity. He consults with corporations, insurers, EAPs and behavioral health professionals regarding how to manage the behavioral risks inherent in workplace tragedies. Active as a keynote speaker, Mr. VandePol has published and been quoted in business and clinical journals, co-authored book chapters addressing workplace response to tragedy and has been featured in video training series. He managed CCN’s Command Center in Manhattan after the 2001 terrorist attacks and has led numerous leadership summits/consultations following Hurricane Katrina, the Virginia Tech tragedy and other large-scale events regarding how employers could lead organizational recovery during crises. Mr. VandePol is a board member for the National Behavioral Consortium and co-chairs the National Action Alliance for Suicide Prevention’s Workplace Taskforce.

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