Services from the Northern Illinois CISM Team are specifically designed for emergency services professionals and their family members. Our services include:
Critical Incident Stress Management Services
Defusing: A 20-25 minute group process conducted within the first 12 hours following a Critical Incident, usually with single work units.
Debriefing: A seven-phase, structured group process usually conducted 24-72 hours after a Critical Incident. Debriefings may be offered for single work units or multi-agency groups.
Demobilization: A brief stress management process involving educating, rest & nutrition used at the scene of a large-scale disaster. The Demobilization process is implemented through the incident command system as personnels are discharged from the scene.
On-Scene Support: Support provided to command staff and personnel operating at the scene of an emergency following prolonged extrication, line of duty deaths, etc.
Referral: Provision of additional resources for emergency services personnel effected by a Critical Incident.
The Northern Illinois CISM Team provides a wide range of informational and educational presentations about Critical Incident stress. Please contact our Education Coordinator, J.C. Paez, to schedule a program for your agency.