CRITICAL INCIDENTS are sudden, unusually challenging events that generate a strong reaction (crisis). This reaction can manifest itself on different levels*:
- Physical – our body
- Emotional – our feeling
- Cognitive – our thinking
- Behaviour – our actions
- Spiritual – our values and beliefs
(*Adapted from Everly & Mitchell)
CIvH provides training to social support teams at work, buddies and other peer supporters in helping their colleagues who have experienced a critical incident in order to:*
- Mitigate impact of event
- Facilitate normal recovery processes in normal people who are having normal reactions to abnormal events
- Restoration to adaptive function
- When necessary: refer to a higher level of psychosocial support
CIvH has become a member of the Association of Traumatic Stress Specialists (ATSS) in the United States.
“ATSS certifications provide recognition to our members for having met a rigorous standard of education, training, knowledge, and experiential requirements in the field of trauma services, response and treatment.”
Happy New Year and Parttime PTSD
Read a personal experience of PTSD and fire works as triggers.
Assisting first responders afer a horrific fire and multiple casualties
Good article on CISD and police:
On 4 and 5 December 2014 CIvH trained 15 Air France pilots in “Advanced Group Crisis Intervention”. It was a great pleasure to train this highly motivated and interested group.
The received evaluations were very positive and we are looking forward to the next training for Air France in February/March 2015.