NOVA Basic Training
The goals of the training are to understand the theory of crisis intervention and to learn the NOVA (National Organization for Victim Assistance) model for individual and group crisis intervention, and learn theoretical information. Kim Walton and Gerry Griffith are excellent resources for leading this training.
This course emphasizes the fundamentals of crisis and trauma, how to adapt NOVA’s basic techniques to individuals and groups, and how to create a community-based crisis response team. Topics include: immediate and long-term crisis reactions, diagramming or analyzing disasters and traumas, crisis and post-trauma interventions, NOVA’s Group Crisis Intervention (GCI) model, fundamentals of organizing crisis intervention teams, and special issues and populations