C. J. Caufield

  • Central Mississippi Regional CISM Director
  • Mississippi Crisis Response Network

C. J. Caufield is the Central Regional Director for the State of Mississippi Department of Health CISM program and works diligently with some other key individuals developing the Mississippi Crisis Response Network aimed at networking crisis response efforts throughout the state for first responders, medical facilities, schools, industry, and general population needs. He is also a member of the National Crisis Response Team with the American Association of Christian Counselors. He is currently a student-pastor with the Mississippi Conference of the United Methodist church where he also serves as the Conference Disaster Response Coordinator.

Mr. Caufield holds membership in several organizations intended to gain further insight in the area of critical incident stress, psychological first aid, crisis intervention, and suicide intervention including the Academy of Traumatic Stress Specialists, the American Association of Suicidology, the Green Cross Academy of Traumatology, the International Critical Incident Stress Foundation, the National Police Suicide Foundation, and the International Conference of Police Chaplains. He is a Certified Trauma Services Specialist through the Association of Traumatic Stress Specialists. He is a Diplomate and Board Certified in Expert in Traumatic Stress (B.C.E.T.S.) with the American Academy of Experts in Traumatic Stress, and Certified in Homeland Security (CHS-III) through the American Academy of Forensic Examiners Institute. He has thousand of hours of training and responding to many people in a vast variety of circumstances.

He was awarded the coveted Jefferson Cup by ICISF for his coordination of providing peer-based intervention services for the first responders in Mississippi following Hurricane Katrina. In February of 2007, he was awarded the "Community Service Award" in Baltimore, Maryland at the Ninth World Congress on Stress and Coping for this same work. He co-presented there as one of a handful of plenary presenters and is also a regular column contributor for Officer.com.

Workshops, Presentations and Seminar Topics

FEMA: Incident Command System 100, 200, 700

FEMA: Community Emergency Response Team (Train-the-Trainer)

International Critical Incident Stress Foundation (ICISF) Courses - please see www.icisf.org for full descriptions:

ICISF: Individual Crisis Intervention
ICISF: Group Crisis Intervention
ICISF: Advanced Group Crisis Intervention
ICISF: Grief Following Trauma
ICISF: Stress Management for the Trauma Provider
ICISF: Strategic Response to Crisis

Emergency Services Chaplaincy (emphasis in Law Enforcement) - basic through advanced training in best practices in crisis chaplaincy; arranged for 4 hours through 1 week; Church Crisis Response

Following is a list of organizations with whom C. J. Caufield has interviewed, consulted or trained:

American Medical Response, Gulfport, MS

Baptist Hospital, Jackson, MS

Brandon School District, Brandon, MS

Columbus Police Department, Columbus, MS

East Mississippi State Hospital, Meridian, MS

Hinds County Sheriff's Office, MS

Holmes Community College

International Critical Incident Stress Foundation

Jackson Fire Department, Jackson, MS

Jackson Police Department, Jackson, MS

Pearl Fire Department, Pearl, MS

Pearl Police Department, Pearl, MS

Oxford Police Department, Oxford, MS

Scott County Sheriff's Office, MS

Madison County Sheriff's Office

MedStat Emergency Medical Services, MS

Meridian Community College

Mississippi Assemblies of God

Mississippi Baptists

Mississippi Bureau of Investigation

Mississippi Bureau of Narcotics

Mississippi Constable's Association

Mississippi Department of Health

Mississippi Department of Public Safety

Mississippi Department of Mental Health

Mississippi Emergency Management Agency

Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College

Mississippi Highway Patrol

Mississippi Homeland Security

Mississippi Presbyterians

Mississippi State University

Mississippi United Methodists

University of Mississippi

Whitfield State Hospital

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