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NCJ Number: 147728 Find in a Library
Author(s): E Wilson
Date Published: 1993
Page Count: 45
Sponsoring Agency: Justice Institute of British Columbia
Vancouver, B.C. V6R 4J5, Canada
Sale Source: Justice Institute of British Columbia
4180 West 4th Avenue
Vancouver, B.C. V6R 4J5,
Type: Training (Aid/Material)
Language: English
Country: Canada
Annotation: This educational packet is designed to help people in a variety of occupations and organizations to identify critical-incident stress (CIS) and the stages and procedures of CIS support.
Abstract: The video in the packet portrays a fictional critical incident and illustrates the stages of CIS support that precede and follow it. A workshop facilitator's guide helps the facilitator to conduct a half-day workshop that explains the concepts and rules of CIS support. The workshop includes a viewing of the video and five exercises that vary in time from 15 minutes to 45 minutes. The exercises address the characteristics of a critical incident, the core skills in responding to CIS (listening and reflecting), an overview of CIS debriefing, debriefing and defusing, and the development of an action plan. The third packet component is a self- directed study guide that explains the concepts and rules of CIS support in detail. It includes a short self-test at each stage. Topics discussed include the kinds of events that lead to CIS, the effects of CIS, and a three-step process that helps people deal with the consequences of CIS. Materials for handouts and for use in overhead projectors are provided.
Main Term(s): Police occupational stress
Index Term(s): Corrections; Employee assistance programs; Police stress training; Stress assessment; Stress management
Note: The packet contains a 30 min., color VHS video.
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