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What role do group leaders play in critical incident stress debriefing (CISD) meetings?

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Group leaders will offer ways to manage the stress and help people understand their feelings and emotional reactions to the event. Participants are encouraged to describe details of the event from their own point of view and discuss their reactions. Leaders will also make sure that participants know what symptoms to watch for (such as nightmares or re-experiencing and reliving the event), and they'll ensure that group members have access to resources for ongoing support and 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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