critical incident stress management

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crit·i·cal in·ci·dent stress man·age·ment

(krit'i-kăl in'si-dĕnt stres man'ăj-mĕnt)
A process of providing mental health management and support to providers who have experienced a critical stress incident.
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Providing the reservists emotional support around the clock are members of the Critical Incident Stress Management team, comprised of chaplains and mental health workers.
Among his many accomplishments, Babb was a founding member of the DOC's Critical Incident Stress Management Team (CISM), a regional organization whose primary purpose is to help staff minimize stress and to accelerate the recovery of those who have been in stressful situations or incidents.
To help first responders deal with the unthinkable, he serves on a Critical Incident Stress Management team of "responders helping responders." Each team includes mental health, clergy, fire, police and EMS professionals.
This collection of six articles comes from the front lines, and includes commentary on TIR as a companion to critical incident stress management (CISM) and as a primary resolution of post-traumatic stress disorder, including the effectiveness of TIR training given the time generally allowed for CISM, the effectiveness of TIR techniques in the midst of an incident, TIR in workplace crimes, and traumatology on the front lines.
The practice of providing critical incident stress management and support services to law enforcement personnel has a rich history, but the origins of such assistance actually can be traced to the military.
A source said: "A Critical Incident Stress Management team goes to an area to talk to troops before they return home."
HQ also provides critical incident stress management support, including an on-call service to help employees deal with the aftermath of a traumatic event.
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