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Critical Incident Stress Management


The SRS Group, LLC offers a Critical Incident Stress Management (CISM) program that follows the guidelines of the International Critical Incident Stress Foundation Model


Pre-incident Education:
Following one of The SRS Group’s foundational principles of being Pro-Active, we believe Pre-Incident Crisis Stress education is one of the most important components of CISM. The primary objective being to equip individuals by developing coping mechanisms and to teach response techniques and stress management strategies. This prepares staff so they can quickly minimize harmful stress generated by traumatic events.

This intervention is immediate occurring 3-12 hours post incident for those in immediate contact with the incident. It offers an opportunity for ventilation, normalization, and education.

This intervention is conducted between 24 and 72 hours after the incident and involves a group meeting with discussion about the critical incident. Based on core principles of crisis intervention, the formal debriefing is designed to minimize the impact of a critical incident and to assist individuals in recovery from the stress associated with the event.

These one on one sessions are often conducted shortly after a critical incident, and are very beneficial in dealing with the emotional trauma. Individuals needing on-going psychological support will be referred for assessment to appropriate local mental health professionals.


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