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How long do sessions for critical incident stress debriefing (CISD) last?

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Most groups meet for less than 2 hours at a time, so you don’t get too overwhelmed. You may take a break and meet again later that day. The group typically meets several times over a few days.

The group usually sits together so you can share your experiences, but if someone needs to talk one-on-one, a leader can take him aside.

SOURCES:

American Academy of Experts in Traumatic Stress: " Providing Critical Incident Stress Debriefing (CISD) to Individuals and Communities in Situational Crisis."

Crisis Response Network of Orange County: "Stages if CISD."

Kristy Dyroff, director of communications, National Organization for Victim Assistance.

Info-Trauma.org: "Critical Incident Stress Debriefing (CISD)."

International Critical Incident Stress Foundation: "A Primer on Critical Incident Stress Management (CISM)."

United States Department of Labor, Occupational Safety & Health Administration: "Critical Incident Stress Guide."

Reviewed by Joseph Goldberg on June 1, 2018

SOURCES:

American Academy of Experts in Traumatic Stress: " Providing Critical Incident Stress Debriefing (CISD) to Individuals and Communities in Situational Crisis."

Crisis Response Network of Orange County: "Stages if CISD."

Kristy Dyroff, director of communications, National Organization for Victim Assistance.

Info-Trauma.org: "Critical Incident Stress Debriefing (CISD)."

International Critical Incident Stress Foundation: "A Primer on Critical Incident Stress Management (CISM)."

United States Department of Labor, Occupational Safety & Health Administration: "Critical Incident Stress Guide."

Reviewed by Joseph Goldberg on June 1, 2018

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