CFR MODULE I SYLLABUS
- Professional Development / Community building
- Human Development
- Community Resilience Model (CRM)
- Theories of Change
- Cultivating the Therapeutic Alliance Boundaries & Ethics
- Communication Skills Lab
- Clinical Assessment & Diagnosis Assessment Tool for Staff
- Common Diagnoses
- Suicidality, Self Injury & Crisis Intervention
- Burnout Prevention & Self Care
CFR DAILY SCHEDULE
CFR I - Expanded Course Descriptions
Professional Development/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.
Human Development and the relationship to behavior: In this foundational piece, participants are introduced to the developmental tasks of adolescence, along with stages of cognitive development and psychosocial development. The focus is on the development of personality and sense of self in relationship to the environment/significant others’ differently through the life span (emphasizing birth through adolescence). We also highlight how disruptions in development at each stage lead to different developmentally related issues, as well as different needs that may underlie similar behavior. This also sets the stage for the discussion of common diagnoses that follows on Day 3.
With an emphasis on trauma informed care and the need to create safety in relationships, the applied discussion focuses on how staff might intervene differently based on their assessment of unmet developmental needs or developmental regression during times of heightened stress.
Community Resilience Model (CRM): CRM is a set of structured wellness-oriented skills for self-regulation that can be applied for self-care and in working with students/clients to foster resilience and overall stability in emotions and behaviors. Drawing from the neurobiology of trauma and nervous system resilience, staff 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 and also for an individual’s treatment process.
More specifically, staff are taught to use the CRM skills of tracking, grounding, resourcing, help now and shift and stay to develop discernment of when one is or is not “in their zone” and how to use the skills to return “to the zone” in order to support effective processing, healthy relationships, and good decision-making. These skills are revisited and practiced throughout the course.