ONSITE CLINICAL FIRST AID™ SYLLABUS - 3-DAY
- Community Building
- Adventure Facilitation
- Goals of Misbehavior
- Boundaries & Ethics
- Cultivating A Healthy Relationship
- Human Development
- Suicidality & Self Harm
- Communication Lab
- Group Dynamics & Facilitation
- Anger Cycle
- Burnout & Self Care
ONSITE CFA - Expanded Course Descriptions
Community Building: At the outset of the course, participants engage in a series of adventure initiatives designed to create the container and establish the emotional safety necessary for participants to engage fully with each other and prepare to enter into an experience that will foster both professional and personal, growth. Course material is introduced and individual and group goals are established.
Resilience: The critical role of resilience to mental health will be explored through various models and tools to promote self-regulation. These skills can be applied for self-care and in working with students to foster resilience and overall stability in emotions and behaviors. Drawing from the neurobiology of trauma and nervous system resilience, guides are taught the Hand Model of the Brain and how moving into “fight-flight-freeze” takes someone out of their “Resilient Zone” and into a place of heightened reactivity that can be disruptive for a group.
Adventure Facilitation/Community building: At the outset of the course, participants engage in a series of adventure initiatives designed to create the container and establish the emotional safety necessary for participants to engage fully with each other and prepare to enter into an experience that will foster both professional and personal, growth. In addition, the facilitation process is explored through the experiential learning model and exposure to seven generations of “giftwrapping.” Course material is introduced and both individual, and group goals, are established.
Goals of Misbehavior: Based on the seminal work of Rudolph and Dreikers, the goals of client misbehavior are explored to determine the underlying needs that the client is trying to meet. Particular emphasis is placed on the guide’s internal process and how this information can be utilized to help staff better understand students and intervene more effectively.
Boundaries & Ethics: Through a series of experiential activities, participants are engaged in exploring the unique aspects of physical and emotional boundary issues that are inherent in an outdoor or residential environment where staff are living collectively with students and participating together in the tasks of daily living.
Discussion focuses around such critical boundary-related issues as the pros and cons of self-disclosure, dual roles, maintaining contact post graduation, and scope of practice. The scenario that follows is designed to illustrate the complexities of these issues.
At this time, CFA courses are being offered per request on a contractual basis.
We partner with organizations to provide the training for the contracted organization in your locale.
Programs often collaborate with other organizations in the area to boost participation and share costs.
Organizations interested in an onsite training could elect to have the asynchronous material presented live which would result in a 3-day training.
Please contact us for rates.