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Care Plus Solutions’ professionally trained Critical Incident Stress Management (CISM) staff offers 24/7 on-site and remote telephonic support after a crisis or critical incident at your organization. This service is offered to all employees and their family members.

According to George S. Everly, Jr., Ph.D., C.T.S. and Jeffrey T. Mitchell, Ph.D., C.T.S. (1997), founders of The International Critical Incident Stress Foundation, Critical Incident Stress Management (CISM) is a comprehensive, integrative, multicomponent crisis intervention system that encompasses seven core components, and spans the entire temporal spectrum of a crisis.


One of these core components is Critical Incident Stress Debriefing (CISD). CISD is an intervention that is usually employed 1-10 days post-crisis, and takes place in the format of a small group. The purpose of a CISD intervention is to afford individuals a safe space to process their reactions to a crisis and alleviate symptoms. Often, these symptoms are one or more of the stages of grief, which include denial, anger, bargaining, depression, and acceptance.


Examples of a Critical Incident include but are not limited to:

• Serious workplace injuries or accidents

• Death of a co-worker or family member

• Assaults, violent acts, or threats in the workplace

• Suicide of an employee

• Traumatic family or work events

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