This training course has been developed to help organizations that work with people who may need to prepare for a potential crisis. These people can include refugees waiting to hear about their asylum status, refugees who will be deported, prisoners waiting for a parole hearing or court decisions, and prisoners who will soon be released.
The course focuses both on how to help people prepare for and handle the stress of a potential crisis and the unknown, as well as on how to help people manage the crisis if it arises. The course will teach practitioners, for example, how to help people whose residency permit has been rejected or who have been released from prison to an uncertain situation.
This hands-on course has a clear focus on understanding reactions to crises and developing tools to support people during a crisis. The course, based on proven models, will be designed after your specific needs. It can cover the following themes:
Living with the
unknown: How can we use Anticipatory Crisis Processing to help
individuals deal with waiting and preparing for crises?
through denial: How can we directly deal with a difficult situation,
instead of remaining quiet and denying its existence?
A cross-cultural perspective: What do we do when values and loyalties clash?
The decision: How to help a person in acute crisis after a decision has been given to them.
What is the most effective way to deal with the crisis once it
arrives? What role does a cross-cultural perspective have?
alternatives ways to managing the crisis, if Western methods are not
Helping the individual evaluate their skills and opportunities despite the bad news.
Using Motivational Interviewing to help people find new solutions and opportunities.
Who does what? Mapping the individual’s social network and creating an action plan based on who the individual is closest to, such as social workers, teachers or other people in their network.
The importance of flexibility and compromises in the action plan.
How to turn an ending into a new beginning.
The course is held by Ulf Lidman, educated in the United States with two master's programs, one in cross-cultural crisis management and one in life view and relationship therapy. Ulf has over 30 years of experience in working with people in crisis. Between the East, Africa, the United States, Sweden, the Netherlands, Britain, Portugal and Spain are the areas where he worked. Ulf has a cutting edge competence in which he integrates cross-cultural crisis management with motivational talks and crisis support. If you are interested in this course, please use the contact form.
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