Rev. Bryan Ostaszewski "Ordained Minister, Sr. Chaplain Counselor, Board Certified Mental Health Life Coach"
Reverend Bryan Ostaszewski, is an Ordained interfaith (non-denominational) Christian Minister and Ordained Chaplain. He has been involved in religious-theology practices and studies for over 40 years and has additional education and experience with many different religions, spiritualities and has obtained his study certification with the NACM Theological Mentor Program. He is a Certified Pastoral trained Counselor providing: Marriage, Family, Spiritual, Grief and General Life Guidance. He is a Motivational Speaker, a Board Certified Christian Mental Health and Life Coach, a Certified and trained Wedding Planner, a Consultant and Special Events Coordinator, and is also a Nevada State Licensed Wedding Officiant. And as an Ordained Chaplain, he provides services to local hospitals, drug rehabilitation and hospice facilities in the Southern Nevada area and has successfully received his continued certified chaplain training through:
1. NACM -The National Association Of Christian Ministers *Ordained Minister* 2. MOFM and The Hope Chaplains of Las Vegas, Nevada *Ordained Chaplain* 3. Spiritual Care Association *Crisis Trauma and First Response Chaplain Certification*4. American Association of Christian Counselors *Board Certified Mental Health and Life Coach*5. Spiritual Care Association *Foundations of Hospice Chaplaincy*6. Yoga and Usui Reiki Levels 1, 2,3 Training and Certification *Master Level -Attunements Completed*7. US Institute Of Diplomacy And Human Rights *Certified Anti-Trafficking Consultant and Advocate*
And Reverend Bryan Ostaszewski continues his professional development, maintaining his education by staying current on several areas of study, with certifications through the American Association of Christian Counselors, in the following areas:
1. Addictions and Recovery 2.0 *Comprehensive Practice Series Certification*2. Alcoholism 2.0-3.1 *Comprehensive Practice Series Certification*3. Complicated Grief and Loss and Suicide 2.0 *Comprehensive Practice Series Certification*4. Traumatic Grief, Loss & Crisis 2.0 *Comprehensive Practice Series Certification*
Rev. Bryan Ostaszewski is a published author, participating in the "Faith Is" publication, a chaplaincy collaborative effort through the direction of MOFM. Reverend Bryan has also completed accredited and nationally certified CPE units (Clinical Pastoral Education) and continues to stay up-to-date with current trainings. Reverend Bryan has also completed his Chaplain hours of In-house Class-Lab Training, earning a Clinical Pastoral Training Certificate for: (Academy Religious Study Hours: 394 and Field Hours: 903.75) for a total of 1,297.75 training hours, in the scope of the following curriculum of study):
1. Basic Chaplaincy & Ordination2. Science: Study of Mind & Behavior3. Intro to CPE: Psychology, Science & Faith4. Mental Health5. Addiction6. Rehabilitation7. Counseling8. Spiritual & Secular Counseling9. Crisis Counseling10. Grief & Loss11. End Of Life12. Theology13. Foundation Theology & Ministry14. The Bible & Christianity15. Christian Roles & Major Religions16. Studies & Concepts Of Religion17. Pastoral care18. Ministry Of Presence, Church/Body Of Christ19. Hospitals & Hospice, Policies & Procedures20. Clinical Outreach & Services, Case Study21. Pastoral Care, Traditions, Sacraments
He has been trained and certified in Youth Mental Health First Aid "YMHFA" and Adult Mental Health First Aid "AMHFA" where he provides initial help to youth and adults experiencing mental health problems such as: depression, anxiety disorders, psychosis and substance use disorders. And he has been further trained and certified as a Youth Mental Health First Aid Instructor and as an Adult Mental Health First Aid Instructor, which is endorsed by the National Council For Behavioral Health, the Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene and the Missouri Department of Mental Health. Reverend Bryan has been trained, certified and has become a MASTER "ASIST" Instructor -(Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training) and has also received training and certification as a "SafeTALK" Instructor -(Suicide Alertness) through Living Works, "CALM" -(Counseling On Access To Lethal Means) and Nevada Suicide Prevention "Gatekeeper" training. Reverend Bryan is currently on the Board of Directors for the Southern Nevada Chapter of NAMI -(The National Alliance on Mental Illness).
Reverend Bryan has also, been certified and trained as a "Shield Of Care" Instructor, which is an 8-hour program that teaches Juvenile Justice Staff strategies to prevent suicide in their correctional facility environment. Reverend Bryan has also had extensive training in Domestic Violence and Abuse, as well as with Substance Abuse. And Reverend Bryan has received his additional certification to begin training our leaders of faith, through "LivingWorks Faith." This training gives ministry leaders foundational skills to make their congregations and communities safer from suicide, creating a supportive environment where people feel comfortable both seeking and offering help.
**Over 3,500 hours of: Mental Health First Aid, Suicide Awareness, Suicide Prevention and Suicide Intervention skills training provided to our community.**
Reverend Bryan has been trained, certified and commissioned by the "Our Journey Of Hope" Pastoral Department of the Cancer Treatment Centers Of America for Biblically-Based Cancer Care Ministry Leadership. He has also obtained CPR, AED, First Aid, Blood Borne Pathogen (AHA-OSHA) and extensive Psychological First Aid training Certification. He is the founder of: The United Fellowship Of Faith, TUFF Services Ministries, the TUFF Cancer Care Ministry and the TUFF Suicide Prevention Ministry. Reverend Bryan has also received his certification in the accredited study of: Criminology, Profiling and Forensic Science. And he has had extensive Active Shooter Preparedness and Response training. And Reverend Bryan has secured his Tactical Emergency Casualty Care (TECC) certification.
Reverend Bryan has also established two support groups: "Tuff Hope" created for Cancer patients and their family's and "Arms Of Support," created for family and friends who have lost their loved ones to suicide. The "Arms Of Support" group is also listed as part of the 211 Nevada Resource Database. (2-1-1 Nevada, a program of the: Financial Guidance Center, is committed to helping Nevada citizens connect with the services they need. Whether by phone or internet, their goal is to present accurate, well-organized and easy-to-find information from state and local health and human services programs.)
He has also received certified training from the American Red Cross as a Disaster Responder, in the following areas: Disaster Assistance Team (DAT), Disaster Assessment, Disaster Caseworker, Disaster Sheltering and Management, Psychological First Aid, Response To Aviation Disasters, Mass Casualty Disasters, Response To Weapons Of Mass Destruction/Terrorism and the Disaster Leadership Immersion Program.
Reverend Bryan has provided Spiritual Care needs for the clients at West Care Nevada, through their Chaplain Spiritual Care Program. West Care provides a wide spectrum of health and human services in both residential and outpatient environments. Their services include: substance abuse and addiction treatment, homeless and runaway shelters, domestic violence treatment and prevention and mental health programs. These services are available to adults, children, adolescents and families within our community. He has also created the first Spiritual Care Program at Montevista Behavioral Health Hospital, Las Vegas Recovery Sierra Sage and Desert Parkway Mental Behavioral Hospital, that has been extremely successful with a wide range of patients, with many mental behavioral health conditions, and with both standard and professional, medical and corporate staff.
Reverend Bryan has received training and certification in Opioid Overdose Prevention, Recognition and Response and the usage and application of Narcan. Narcan is the brand name for naloxone, an opioid antagonist medication used to reverse the effects of opioid overdose. He has also completed his 10 hour national certification SBIRT training (Screening, Brief Intervention and Referral To Treatment) for drug, tobacco and alcohol addictions. And he has been approved by the Southern Nevada Health District to participate in the Fentanyl Test Strip Program in Southern Nevada. He also offers the community a certified and approved course by the SNHD, on how to use these Fentanyl test strips to help save a life.
Reverend Bryan has also become an active member of the Medical Reserve Corps of Southern Nevada. The Medical Reserve Corps (MRC) is a committed and available reserve of active, inactive and retired health care professionals and others who can be rapidly mobilized to strengthen our medical response capability during local emergencies. The MRC was created by our local community for our local community. This organization is monitored and maintained by: The Southern Nevada Health District.
And Reverend Bryan has received trauma intervention training through "TIP" (Trauma Intervention Program Of Southern Nevada) Volunteer. TIP is a non-profit organization dedicated to ensuring that those who are emotionally traumatized in emergency situations receive the assistance they need. For over 20 years, well-trained citizen volunteers are called to emergency scenes to assist family members, witnesses and other bystanders directly on-scene, during the investigations. He was an active member of TIP for a 12-month period, providing 3 12-hour volunteer monthly shifts.
Reverend Bryan has been trained and certified as a Disaster Emergency Response Chaplain, to serve in an environment of disaster relief service and response. There are few areas of mission services that require greater spiritual sensitivity and more rapid response to human need than a disaster. The certification has been acknowledged and recognized by CFMI, FEMA and the Homeland Crisis Institute. The Homeland Crisis Institute is an approved CEU provider for the Texas Department of State Health Services for the following: The Texas State Board of Social Work Examiners, The Texas State Board of Examiners of Professional Counselors and the Texas State Board of Examiners of Marriage and Family Therapists. Reverend Bryan has also received basic certified training through the Las Vegas Fire & Rescue Citizens Academy/Fire Corps Program, Class of 2016. And he has received 40 hours of training in Hazardous Waste Operations and Emergency Response (HAZWOPER).
And he has received his further Certified Chaplain Training Credentials through The Spiritual Care Association (Health Care Chaplaincy Network), a 6 month program that provides the many fundamental skills and knowledge needed in order to provide chaplaincy spiritual care to those people who have been impacted by an emergency, crisis, trauma, or disaster.
Reverend Bryan is a trained and certified member of the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department's "RECAP" Division. (Rebuilding Every City Around Peace) A division to enhance outreach, prevention and intervention efforts of the AC Community and Faith Based and Community Outreach Coalitions through many activities. Some of which provide support and healing with tragic events that may occur, that shock and affect the safety and security of the community, as a whole. Reverend Bryan has also received his 40-hour training in "CIT" training. The Crisis Intervention Team (CIT) program is a community partnership of law enforcement, mental health and addiction professionals, helping individuals who live with mental illness and/or addiction disorders, their families, and other advocates. .And he has completed his 12 weeks of training with the Henderson Police Department Citizens Academy, class of 2020.
And Reverend Bryan, in his continued dedication to serve in times of crisis/disaster through continued professional development and completion of independent study through FEMA -The Emergency Management Institute, part of the U.S. Department Of Homeland Security, has successfully received certified training in the following courses:
IS-100.b -Introduction To Incident Command System (ICS)IS-100.hcb -Introduction to Incident Command System (ICS) for Healthcare & HospitalsIS-100.sca -Introduction to Incident Command System (ICS) for SchoolsIS-200.b -ICS for Single Resources and Initial Action IncidentIS-230.d -Fundamentals Of Emergency ResponseIS-317 -Introduction To Community Emergency Response TeamsIS-366 -Planning for the Needs of Children in DisastersIS-368 -Including People With Disabilities & Others With Access & Functional Needs in Disaster OperationsIS-505 -Religious and Cultural Literacy and Competency in DisasterIS-700.a -National Incident Management Systems (NIMS)IS-800.b -National Response Framework, An IntroductionIS-907 -Active Shooter: What You Can DoIS-909 -Community Preparedness: Implementing Simple Activities for EveryoneMGT-439 -Pediatric Disaster Response and Emergency PreparednessISO-289 -Voluntary Agency Liaison- Overview (VAL)E-0490 -Voluntary Agency Coordination in Disasters
(These courses are National Incident Management System/Independent Study Program compliant and meets the NIMS Baseline Training requirements) Reverend Bryan has also received extensive training regarding military culture and background. Psycharmor Institute, The Veteran’s Administration and Mental Health First Aid offers critical resources to effectively engage with and support military service members, Veterans, and their families. They provide current and ongoing subject matter and material from military and Veteran Administration experts, for the additional training, coaching and resources of a culture that is misunderstood by civilian life.
Family members and personnel working with military and families are often not aware of how to engage veterans with mental illnesses and addictions. In addition to the impact of military service of the veteran, each has a circle of family and friends who are also impacted by their military service.
This tailored curriculum builds upon the effectiveness of the standard of Mental Health First Aid by focusing on the unique experiences and needs of the veteran, servicemember and family population. The following curriculum of training was part of the certification:
• Barriers To Treatment• Finding Stability After Suicide Loss• Grief and Trauma• Inner Conflict and Survivor’s Guilt• Intimacy Issues with Military and Veteran Connected Couples• Military Sexual Trauma• Pain as a gatekeeper for Combat Trauma• Postvention: Healing After Suicide• Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)• S..A.V.E. – (Signs, Ask, Validate, Encourage-Expedite)• Suicide in Military Members and Veterans• The Cost of Caring• Traumatic Brain Injury• 15 Things Military Caregivers Want You to Know• 15 Things Veterans Want You to Know• 15 Things Veterans Want You to Know for Healthcare Providers• Veteran 101: Military Culture
Reverend Bryan Ostaszewski provides the following "Critical Incident Disaster" responsibilities:
1. Provide pastoral services to a variety of victims and team members from different denominations, including family counseling and spiritual guidance services.2. Provide pastoral counseling as an integral part of intervention, grief counseling and bereavement support in response to disasters.3. Provide pastoral support services to the responders and survivors and loved ones of deceased victims.4. Provides a link between disaster response teams, victims, next of kin, concerned community members and outside pastoral care community; conduct religious services for living and deceased victims, survivors, families, friends, team members and community members related to disaster preparation, response and recovery.
Reverend Bryan has also created and founded the: Critical Incident Chaplain services program (part of his TUFF Services Ministry), which is an interfaith ministry of presence and the arm of Emergency Ministries in Southern Nevada. The division provides Chaplaincy services to Chaplains and other Clergy, Military Personnel, EMS, Fire, Law Enforcement and Dispatch agencies, "on-scene" and “behind scene” activities, in hospitals and hospice facilities, with an emphasis on critical incident stress assistance. The division assists those heroes, who have a passion and calling to assist others in these agencies that may be in crisis. The focus is on breaking the silence, and asking the tough questions, while being sensitive to the fact suicidal thoughts come with intense feelings of shame and guilt.
And Reverend Bryan has created the "Corporate Spiritual Care Program" with a mission to "build a caring and trusting relationship" with employees of a variety of organizations, companies and organizations, while creating the confidential environment they seek, which enables them the ability to discuss their life issues with nonjudgmental understanding, comfort and support. This eliminates any guilt, shame and fear that would continue to suppress their ability to be a "more valuable and productive employee in the workplace" and a more valuable human being in our communities.
Reverend Bryan has also had training and certification with CISM training (Critical Incident Stress Management Debriefing and Defusing training). CISM is a method of helping first responders and others who have been involved with events that leave them emotionally and/or physically affected by those incidents. CISM is a process that enables peers to help their peers understand problems that might occur after an event. This process also helps people prepare to continue to perform their services or in some cases return to a normal lifestyle.
In addition, Reverend Bryan has also received certified CERT (Community Emergency Response Team) training, developed by the Citizen Corps, that is administered by FEMA (Federal Emergency Management Agency), within the Department Of Homeland Security. CERT Training includes: Disaster Preparedness, Fire Suppression, Medical Operations, Light Search and Rescue, Team Organization, Weapons of Mass Destruction/Terrorism and Disaster Psychology.
He performs and conducts many services throughout the country and the local community. Overall these services include:
1. Baptisms, Blessings (infant or child, dedications, home or business)2. Cancer Care Ministry **Chartered, Trained & Commissioned**3. Cancer Support Group- "Support Of Hope" 4. Chaplain Services & Advanced Training Facilitator **Certified, Trained & Ordained**5. Christian Mental and Behavioral Health and Life Coaching **Board Certified -(BCHMC)**6. CISM Support **Certified and Trained**7. Cleanings and Banishing *Theologically and Spiritually Trained**8. Confessions and Prayer Support9. Corporate Spiritual Care Program **Chartered, Trained, Certified and Insured*10. Domestic Violence and Abuse **Trained**11. Funerals and Grief Counseling **Pastoral Trained & Certified**12. Hospice and Bereavement Support **Pastoral Trained**13. Hospital Chaplain Visitation **Pastoral Trained & Certified**14. Life and Spiritual Coaching **Pastoral Trained & Certified**15. Marriage Ceremonies **Nevada State Certified & Licensed**16. Marriage and Family Counseling **Pastoral Trained & Certified**17. Motivational Speaker and Adviser18. Outreach Programs19. Substance Abuse (Drug and Alcohol) **Trained & Certified**20. Suicide Prevention Ministry **Chartered, Trained & Certified**21. Suicide Prevention "ASIST" Training **Certified Instructor**22. Suicide Prevention "SafeTalk" Training **Certified Instructor**23. Suicide Prevention "SuicideTalk" Training **Certified Instructor**24. Suicide Prevention "Shield Of Care" Training **Certified Instructor**25. Suicide Support Group- "Arms Of Support" 26. Wedding Planning **Trained & Certified**27. Adult Mental Health First Aid Training **Certified Instructor**28. Youth Mental Health First Aid Training **Certified Instructor**