Critical Incident Stress Management (CISM)

Following the impact of disaster, families struggle to pick up the pieces of their lives. Survivors are in need of immediate emotional and spiritual care to help walk them through next steps - bringing clarity in the midst of a very difficult time as they realize they are unable to cope. CISM training equips our volunteers with techniques and coping mechanisms to assist survivors in trauma and help move them into recovery.

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Training Pathway: Emotional Response 

It is highly recommended (but not required) that volunteers desiring to complete Advanced training start with either Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) or Critical Incident Stress Management (CISM) training.

Critical Incident Stress Management (CISM+) with Spiritual Enhancements

Registration Fee is $75 to take this course.

Scholarships ($37.50) available to full time students and those financially impacted apply here


Course Time:  14 Hours (Held Over 2 Days)
Simulation:  Hands On Experience to Apply Tools Learned
Cost: Registration Fee is $75 (Scholarships available for full time students and those financially impacted - apply here)
Pre-Requirements:   ADRN Orientation & Preparedness Training (3-hours) and background check clearance to be ADRN Badged CISM (No pre-requirements for those not yet ADRN Volunteers)
Age Restrictions: Recommended for teens 16 years of age and above
Certification: Internationally Recognized Certification (complete 14 hours)
ADRN Training Level Advancement: RC Level 2**


Course Description

CISM training is presented by ADRN’s Crisis Intervention Team (CIT). CISM Training helps people in all times of crisis and when called to the mission field. This training will equip volunteers to deal with the mental, emotional and spiritual issues most people encounter in times of disaster, including trauma, learning crisis intervention techniques and much more. All participants will receive a certificate of completion after 14 hours of course time. CISM is an internationally recognized training. Scholarship pricing available.

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Watch the video below to witness ADRN's Emotional Care support offered to survivors following disaster.


**RC = Levels within ADRN's Volunteer Training Program

Note: Most courses listed require volunteers to login. Login access is provided to our volunteers after completion of ADRN’s Orientation and Preparedness course. Online registration and payment for classes in advance can prevent an additional $20 administrative fee added to payments received at the door.




2020 Dates and Locations


Dates: February 28, 6-10PM and February 29, 8AM-6PM
Location: Grace Covenant Church, 9341 Jollyville Road, Austin, TX 78759

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Dates: June 5, 6-10PM and June 6, 8AM-6PM
Location:  Riverbend Church Student Center
4214 Capital of Texas Highway, Austin, TX 78746

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Dates: October 16, 6-10PM and October 17, 8AM-6PM
Location: Life Church, 1393 E. Woodview, Leander, TX 78641

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