Trauma Response Services
As a manager or leader in your workplace, you may be in the position of making decisions regarding the welfare of your personnel after a traumatic event. We can help you take care of these needs with services that help maintain the health and well-Being of your employees. Acting decisively and quickly can make all the difference in how your employees manage the event and go forward. Our counselors are grief and trauma specialists, certified in critical incident stress management and are ready to respond should your personnel experience a traumatic situation. Depending on the specific need, services may be needed 24-72 hours after the incident. Call 308-382-5297 ext. 110 or ext. 127 to talk to a specialist who will consult and triage with management personnel during a critical situation.
- Critical Incident Stress Management (CISM)
A critical incident in the workplace is a sudden, traumatic event that is overwhelming, emotionally charged and often dangerous. This might include the following:
- Natural Disasters
- Assaults or threats of assaults
- Workplace violence
- Bomb threats
- Death or injury on the job
- Sudden, unexpected death of a co-worker
CISM is an organized approach to the management of stress responses for first responders involved in a critical incident. The goal is to help the people involved in the crisis talk about their feelings and reactions to the incident. This intervention is also utilized to prevent disorders that may develop as a result of traumatic stress, such as post-traumatic stress disorder. It is a tool that can be helpful in identifying personnel that may need to be referred for further services, to facilitate verbalization of experiences, to normalize reactions to stressful events and improve peer support and cohesion.
- Crisis Response
Crisis response is the process where the therapist helps guide and process the response to a crisis, validating feelings, identifying self-care practices and processing the impact of the crisis.
Grief is a natural part of our life cycle. But regardless, when it happens, it is often is harder and more difficult than anticipated. Having support through the process can ensure movement through the grief in a healthy way. Grief therapy focuses on guiding a person through acknowledging their feelings after a loss.