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What are the goals of critical incident stress debriefing (CISD)?

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The CISD program has three goals:

  • Lessen the impact of a trauma
  • Help those involved recover
  • Find people who might need extra help

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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