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What is critical incident stress debriefing (CISD)?

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If you’ve been through a crisis, you may feel anxious, angry, scared, or guilty. And you might have trouble with sleep or focus, or become physically ill. A critical incident stress debriefing (CISD) can help you get better.

These sessions provide a chance to talk about the trauma with others who were involved. It usually takes place within the first 3 days after the event and is open to people who were hurt, saw others hurt or killed, or served as first responders.

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 01, 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 01, 2018

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