Published on Nov 13, 2023
Serenity Sandford is a seasoned professional in the mental health, addictions, and justice fields, offering support to front-line workers and leaders. As a Crisis Response Team member on Manitoulin Island, she excels in system client care navigation, debriefing, crisis negotiation, communication, and public speaking. She holds certifications in Critical Incident Stress Management (TMG), Traumatic Events Systems (TES), and Violence Threat Risk Assessment (VTRA I&II) from the North American Center for Threat Assessment and Trauma Response. Serenity is also skilled in Intensive Cognitive Behavioral Therapies (CBT Training Center) and CPI Non-Violent Crisis Interventions (Crisis Prevention Institute). Her educational background spans Police Sciences (Cambrian College), Community and Justice Services (Cambrian College), and Criminology (Laurentian University). Serenity's diverse experience includes policy development for crisis response teams, trauma-informed care education, self-care, safety planning, holistic client care, and extensive collaboration with First Nation communities. Notable career achievements involve creating a restorative justice program for high-risk incarcerated youth and Greater Sudbury Police Service, developing the Gladeau Court Submission form for the Sudbury Courthouse, establishing a successful Crisis Response Team, and delivering trauma-informed and culturally sensitive training to the Ontario Nurses Association and local Police Services.
CCII welcomes Serenity Sandford to the list of accomplished course instructors.
Critical Incident Scribe Course hosted by the Durham Regional Police with participants from Kingston P.S, Barrie P.S, Stratford P.S, Sault Ste. Marie P.S, Greater Sudbury P.S and the Port Hope P.S
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