A group crisis intervention tool designed to assist a group of people after an exposure to the same significant traumatic event.
Not a stand alone process
Should not be considered psychotherapy, a substitute for psychotherapy, or professional counseling
Should not be considered a cure for PTSD or any mental or physical disease or disorder
CISM: What's it all about?
There is now emerging evidence that prompt delivery of these services in the first weeks after an event can lead to a reduction in problems years later, and decreases the cost to both the individual and the public. CISM: What's it all about?
PERSONAL EXPERIENCE SLIDE CISM: What's it all about?
Always be aware of yourself and your crew members.
Experience has shown have found that people that talk about a traumatic incident eat better, sleep better, remain healthier, stay on the job longer, and do not have as much disruption in their home lives.
After a traumatic event you may feel like you can handle it on your own, and that may true. But experience demonstrates that people who try to handle everything alone can actually make the situation worse.