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Learning From The Past and Planning For The Future

CRITICAL INCIDENT STRESS MANAGEMENT AND CRITICAL INCIDENT STRESS DEBRIEFING INFORMATION: ANNOTATED LINKS

PROTOCOLS



CRITICAL INCIDENT STRESS DEBRIEFING: A SIMPLIFIED PROTOCOL
http://www.oates.org/olc/pub/a0400/ministry/cisd_resources.html

ICISF site with links to organizations and online protocols.

INTERNATIONAL CRITICAL INCIDENT STRESS FOUNDATION
http://www.icisf.org

The International Critical Incident Stress Foundation, Inc. (ICISF) is a non-profit, open membership foundation dedicated to the prevention and mitigation of disabling stress through the provision of: Education, training and support services for all Emergency Services professions; Continuing education and training in Emergency Mental Health Services for Psychologists, Psychiatrists, Social Workers and Licensed Professional Counselors; and Consultation in the establishment of Crisis and Disaster Response Programs for varied organizations and communities worldwide.

POLICY 6.1 - CRITICAL INCIDENT STRESS MANAGEMENT PROGRAM
http://www.for.gov.bc.ca/tasb/manuals/policy/mngmtsrv/ms6-1.htm

This policy covers the program for prevention, reduction, and control of stress symptoms following a critical incident. Critical incidents are events which may cause personnel to experience unusually strong emotional reactions that have the potential to interfere with their ability to function at the time of the incident or later. Critical incidents include death of a fellow employee, serious injury to co-workers or acquaintances, or severe threatening situations faced by personnel.

NEBRASKA HHS SYSTEM: EMERGENCY MEDICAL SERVICES: CRITICAL INCIDENT STRESS MANAGEMENT
http://www.hhs.state.ne.us/ems/emscism.htm

The Nebraska Critical Incident Stress Management Program trains volunteers to provide crisis support to reduce the harmful effects of critical incident stress for; law enforcement officers; firefighters; emergency medical services, corrections, hospitals, and emergency management personnel; and dispatchers.

NEBRASKA HHS SYSTEM: CRITICAL INCIDENT STRESS MANAGEMENT ACT
http://www. hhs.state.ne.us/ems/cismlaw.htm

Nebraska Health and Human Services System: Critical Incident Stress Management Act - Chapter 71. Public Health and Welfare

CRITICAL INCIDENT STRESS MANAGEMENT (CISM) RESPONSE PROTOCOL
http://www.cariboo.bc.ca/hsafety/cisd.htm

As an educational institution and workplace, the University College of the Cariboo (UCC) is committed to the safety, security and psychological well-being of students and employees. This protocol has been developed under the provisions of UCC Policy No. CCPM-5009 as a part of the emergency preparedness component of the overall UCC Health and Safety program and to comply with the WCB Occupational Safety and Health Regulations.

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Contact your local Mental Health Center or
check the yellow pages for counselors, psychologists,
therapists, and other Mental health Professionals in
your area for information on emotional impact and
assistance available in your area.
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Rocky Mountain Region
Disaster Mental Health Institute
Box 786
Laramie, WY 82073-0786



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