Critical Incident Stress
The purpose of CISR is to
establish a voluntary, confidential and caring procedure for the
response to employees and volunteers who have encountered a
distressing event with sufficient impact to influence them
emotionally, and impact their effective coping skills.
The CISR (Critical Incident
Stress Response) Team is comprised of certified members in CSIM
(Critical Incident Stress Management) by the ICISF, Inc.
(International Critical Incident Stress Foundations, Inc.)
The Team is on-call 24/7,
365 days a year, to provide support to LMHS employees and
volunteers through debriefing and defusings.
To request a CISR Team
member, please contact your House Supervisor or House Operator.
Examples of a major
distressing event include:
Direct contact with death.
Direct contact with
severely injured or sick children.
An event resulting in
injury to a patient to include support of involved staff.
The death of serious
injury of a co-worker in the 'line of duty'.
The serious injury /
death of a family member or close friend of a co-worker.
The suicide of a
co-worker or co-worker's family member / friend.
Violent acts that
threaten injury or kill a co-worker or patients / families
including violence in the system workplace.
A disaster, such as, a
hurricane or a multiple injury / death event.
co-workers killed or severely injured in the course of
Cases involving a high
Contact the Spiritual
Services Department at 239-343-5199 for information about our CISR Program