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The American Institute for the Advancement of Forensic Studies - Webinar

The Dynamics of Crisis Survival in Emergency Services Situations   (MEMBERS ONLY)

Presented by Steve Breitbarth, M. DIV., LMFT, CISM

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Webinar Objectives:

  • Defining what is a crisis
  • Identify the unique personal effects of crisis on Emergency Personnel
  • Identify healthy ways for Emergency Personnel to survive crisis and critical incidents


Throughout life and as part of serving in emergency services, we face many crises and critical incident situations.  This presentation will help us to define what a crisis is; it’s potential physical and emotional effects on us.  How to develop healthy ways to cope and survive crises and critical incidents which may help to reduce the possibility of developing Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD).

Presenter Biography:

Chaplain Steve Breitbarth, M. Div., LMFT, CISM, is a former Parish Pastor and has been a MN Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and Grief Counselor for over 30 years, a Crisis/Emergency Chaplain for over 20 years with more than 1,000 hours of training, recently attaining Diplomate status with the International Conference of Police Chaplains along with being an ICPC Instructor and a Disaster Response Chaplain. He currently serves as a Chaplain to local Law Enforcement, Fire Departments and Ambulance/EMS Services. For over 20 years he has facilitated several CISM Defusings and Debriefings with Law Enforcement and Emergency Services.  He currently is providing Emotional and Counseling Support for several Law Enforcement and EMS Agencies. He has 39 years' experience in working with local schools to address crisis issues along with bullying and sexual abuse issues.  He offers Disaster and emotional consultant support to various LE and EMS agencies throughout the state.

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