Services that are available from the Northern Illinois CISM Team are provided for emergency services professionals and their family members. Services include:
Critical Incident Stress Services
Defusing: A 20-45 minute group process, conducted with the first 12 hours following a critical incident; usually with single work units.
Debriefings: A seven-phase, structures group process usually conducted 24-72 hours after a critical incident. Debriefings may be offered for single work units or multi-agency groups.
Demobilizations: A brief stress management process involving education, rest and nutrition used at the scene of a large-scale disasters. The demobilization process is implemented through the incident command system as personnel are discharged from the scene.
On-Scene Support: Support provided to command staff and personnel operating at the scene of an emergency following prolonged extrications, line of duty death, etc.
Referral: Provision of additional resources for emergency services personnel impacted by a critical incident.
The Northern Illinois CISM Team provides a wide range of informational and educational presentations about critical incident stress. Contact our Education Coordinator, J.C. Paez, to schedule a program for your agency.