Learn which trainings are required for your Crisis Counseling Assistance and Training Program (CCP) staff and how to ensure training is effective.
CCP managers must plan ahead for training their CCP staff. This includes finding meeting space and qualified trainers. This information should be included in your CCP application.
Often, personnel from other assistance and disaster relief agencies are invited to attend trainings to learn about program services and the CCP model.
Trainers can access materials, recommendations, and other CCP trainer resources.
- Core Content Training
- Transition to RSP Training
- RSP Mid-program Training
- Disaster Anniversary Training
- RSP Phasedown Training
CCP managers also must submit quarterly and final reports to their state, territory, or tribal government. Learn more about CCP reporting.
Online Training for Staff
SAMHSA DTAC also offers various online training tools for CCP staff. For training on how staff document CCP services, access CCP data forms and training.
In special cases, staff may be directed to complete “Just in Time” Web-based Training. This online training provides staff with a brief overview of the CCP model and its services in special cases when in-person training is not yet available.
CCP Training Videos
To help crisis counselors build essential CCP skills, SAMHSA DTAC developed four training videos demonstrating counseling scenarios. View the videos to watch how counselors build a relationship with survivors, see the human element of the data collection process in the field, and learn how to prioritize the provision of support and resources through your grant.
Learn about individual and family crisis counseling encounters and watch an example counseling session.
Learn about how to effectively lead group crisis counseling encounters and public education sessions.
Learn how to use the mobile data collection app during individual and family encounters and watch an example counseling session.
Learn how to use the Assessment and Referral Tools in the mobile data collection app and watch an example counseling session.
Learn more about the importance of self-care and boundaries between survivors and outreach staff and practice a stress-relieving breathing exercise.
Learn about crisis counseling skills such as active listening and watch a role play that provides tips on working with angry survivors.