PICs Pathways in Crisis



ACEs Resilience Tier 4 focuses on shifting the perspective from ACEs to resilience, exploring strategies for initiating conversations about resilience with clients. Learners will delve into the factors that promote resilience and learn how to integrate these factors into the treatment process to enhance individuals’ resilience levels.

Compassion Fatigue

Engaging Compassion Fatigue Dialogue Tier 4 provides an opportunity for learners to engage in compassion fatigue conversations. The focus is on how to be aware of what compassion fatigue looks like for the individual, implications in the work organization, importance of a support system, and the personal values that play a role.

Crisis NOW/Crisis Response System

Phases of Disaster Response and Grief Cycles Tier 4 provides an in-depth exploration of the phases of disaster response and the grief cycles experienced by individuals affected by disasters. Learners will gain a comprehensive understanding of the different stages of disaster response, including preparedness, response, recovery, and mitigation. This presentation reviews various grief models and cycles, equipping learners with the knowledge and tools to recognize and support individuals in different stages of the grief process.

Cultural Considerations

Implicit Bias in the Delivery of Health Care Tier 4 provides a comprehensive exploration of implicit bias and its significant impact on the delivery of healthcare, human services, and crisis interventions. Learners will explore the ways in which implicit bias can shape decision-making, communication, and the overall experiences of individuals in crisis. This presentation also reviews strategies to recognize and address implicit bias, fostering a more inclusive, equitable, and culturally responsive approach to crisis services.


Self-Care Environment Tier 4 discusses the self-care environment, specifically focusing on the drivers and barriers to self-care at the macro-level. The perspective taken is system-focused, considering the broader social, political, fiscal, and cultural factors that influence self-care implementation.

Suicide Prevention

Treatment for Suicide Tier 4 offers an in-depth exploration of evidence-based treatments for individuals experiencing suicidality, focusing on Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy for Suicide Prevention (CBT-SP), Dialectical Behavior Therapy for Suicide Prevention (DBT-SP), and the principles of Motivational Interviewing. Learners will gain a comprehensive understanding of these therapeutic approaches and their applications in working with individuals at risk of suicide. Additionally, learners will be introduced to the Zero Suicide framework, highlighting the “Treat” component, which emphasizes the implementation of evidence-based treatments and interventions to effectively address suicidality.


Cultural Considerations to Trauma Tier 4 explores the impact of trauma on special populations. One particular case study portrays the challenges and traumas a young girl faces as she navigates the foster care system. Comment: some content shared in this presentation, may activate intense thoughts and feelings which may be harmful to viewers.

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