Critical Incident Debriefings
CISD is an immediate and temporary way of responding to a group or individual who have been through a critical incident such as a robbery, terror incident, loss of coworker, layoff, or major accident. It is designed to be like first–aid within 24 hours of the incident and is not a substitute for counseling. After such a traumatic event, individuals cannot process the complex feelings of such an experience and an experienced professional will educate on normal reactions to trauma and help facilitate the processing of feelings. The purpose of the debriefing is to help provide resiliency and recovery.