CISMP is… A Multi-tactic early intervention program A Structured peer-driven, clinician- supported and guided process Designed to provide interventions to address disaster-related mental health issues.
Individual Employee Self Awareness Supportive of others Awareness Level Training Supportive of the CISMP
BASIC Peer Support Friend / Small Group Peer Support (less formal) One-on-One Peer Support (Defusing) Trained Peer for immediate response and intervention
ADVANCED Peer Support Facilitated Debriefing with Clinician Support & Guidance Comfortable Setting Formalized Process Critical Incident Stress Debriefing (CISD)
DEBRIEFING Small Group Controlled Environment Seven Phase Process Peer Driven (facilitated) Follow-up procedures in place Clinical Intervention of Referrals (available as needed)
CISMP Keys to Success Awareness of early warning signs Knowing how / where to get help “No Fear” of asking for help Formal activation process Leadership Supported Trained / Respected Peers & Clinicians Follow-up Mechanisms available (Peer & Clinician)
Pre-Planning A Systems Approach Peer & Clinician Training (to Standards) Employee Awareness Level Training Activations Mechanisms in Place On-going Program Evaluation
Event Briefings Risk Communication Is Vital Set Intervals (ICS = Start of Shift) Critical Change Announcements Stress Mgmt & Mental Health Planning Early On Incorporated into IAPs Access to Resources during work Access to Resources at end of shift **
A Defusing 1 on 1 Peer Support (or small group of 2 – 3) Immediate Quick Assessment Listening (Peer) Stress Information and Resources Provided
A Debriefing Larger Groups (About 20 max) 1 Peer for every 5 – 7 Participants Within 24 – 72 hours Post Event(s) Listening & Sharing (Peer & Participant) Peer Facilitated Clinician Supported & Guided Voluntary & Closed to Outsiders No Recordings or Documentation
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