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Joe Thornton
Office of Communications & Legislative Affairs
West Virginia Department of health and Human Resources
Phone: 304-558-7899 Fax: 304-558-7075
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For immediate release

DHHR offering stress management training

The West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources, Bureau for Behavioral Health and Health Facilities, will be sponsoring six days of critical incident stress management (CISM) training.

The conference will be conducted at Canaan Valley Resort in Davis from June 9 - 14, beginning at 8 a.m. daily and ending at 5 p.m.

The training is open to all interested parties free of charge. Continuing education credits will be awarded upon completion of each course in the disciplines of social work, counseling, psychology, nursing and law enforcement.

The courses are of special interest and benefit to anyone who works in the areas of crisis intervention, education, emergency services, mental health, traumatic stress and disaster mental health.

The CISM courses being offered are as follows:

School Centered Crisis Intervention, June 9-10

Basic CISM, June 11-12

CISM: Individual Crisis Intervention and Peer Support, June 13-14.

All interested individuals are asked to contact Beverly Morris by phone at 304-558-0736 or e-mail at Also, registration can be completed online at All applications for registration must be received no later than noon on June 6.

Lodging is available at Canaan by calling 1-800-622-4121.