CrisisLink’s Crisis Response Team is trained in an internationally recognized crisis response model by the National Organization for Victim Assistance to offer immediate assistance to the Greater Washington, DC community in the event of natural and manmade disasters, including acts of terrorism, transportation and industrial accidents, suicide and homicide.
Three team members have received advanced trainings so that they can train others who are interested in joining CrisisLink’s Crisis Response Team.
Staff members have completed internationally recognized train-the-trainer programs in suicide prevention, including “Question, Persuade, and Refer” (QPR) and “Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training” (ASIST.)
CrisisLink is active in Virginia’s statewide initiative for youth suicide prevention.
When a dramatic event occurs, the immediate goal of crisis response is to reclaim a sense of safety and security. The Crisis Response Team helps victims through the process of restoring order to a chaotic situation and gives them the information and resources needed to continue with the healing process.
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Further, we provide “Train the Trainer” courses to expand the ability of local communities across the country to better plan and respond to the unexpected.
If your community, school organization or company is interested in discussing a customized crisis response training, please contact us by e-mail or by phone at 703-516-6768.