Post Critical Incident Seminar
Warrior’s Rest Foundation provides intervention, education, counseling, and peer support in a structured, intensive, three-day seminar environment called Post Critical Incident Seminar for first responders who have experienced significant critical incidents and these events disrupt their lives.
Register for August 2021 PCIS is Closed, see below for future PCIS's
Post Critical Incident Seminar
What is a Post Critical Incident Seminar?
A Post Critical Incident Seminar, or PCIS, is a 3-day workshop for First Responders who have experienced significant critical incidents and have had these events disrupt their lives. This Seminar is a tried, true and tested resource for you and your family!
Who Can attend?
If you are a First Responder who has been significantly impacted by a critical incident or several critical incidents, then you are a candidate for this program. PCIS’s are also for the Spouses & Significant Others who support our brave heroes at home. Participating in the PCIS together is a vital part of the growth and recovery journey for the attendees of the PCIS. The spouse has their own experience of trauma which is called vicarious trauma.
What does it cost?
The entire 3-day event is free! You confidentiality is so important that we offer this as a free service for you. We will gladly accept payment for lodging, food or logistics but we make this a free event in order to maintain confidentiality to your agency. Your travel expenses to/from the PCIS location will be your only costs.
Where is it located?
The seminar will be held at St. Crispin Conference Center in Wewoka, OK. Upon Registration, you will be sent details on location and lodging.
What do I bring & what do I wear?
You just need to bring clothing and toiletries like you are preparing for a hotel get away weekend. Bedding is provided just like a hotel room would be. Recommended clothing for the PCIS would be professional casual & comfortable. There are hiking trails so you may wish to bring walking gear to get away and relax with nature. You may wish to bring a notebook to take notes as there will be a strong educational component to the seminar and you will be given handouts frequently.
What is the History of PCIS?
Peer Support is an important element of the PCIS. Discussion of incidents with fellow officers, firefighters or dispatchers who have "been there" promotes normalization and recovery. This seminar format originated with the FBI in 1983 and has been a continued asset to our Country’s heroes ever since. At the PCIS, both trained Counselors and Peer Support experts provide a safe place for the first responder to unpack his or her trauma by using proven trauma recovery methods and coping strategies that promote recovery and resilience.
How does a PCIS work?
PCIS is three days of interaction and discussion of the First Responder’s traumatic journey. Connection with other First Responders who have or are currently navigating a path in a critical incident is a vital part of the PCIS. You will be working with and alongside some of the best trained Mental Health Professionals and skilled Peer Support people in the First Responder industry. We are enormously proud of the team of people that assemble to help you through the PCIS.Contact us for more information
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