Simulating a Group Crisis Intervention Session
I. Reasons for Simulation
The simulation will demonstrate the NOVAprotocol.
It allows participants to experience a similar perspective as victims.
It provides an opportunity for participant caregivers to think about and review their own reactions to traumatic events.
It helps to develop trust crisis response team members.
II. Rules for Simulation Session
There is to be no notetaking by participants.
There will be no questions about the process of the simulation during the simulation itself.
The general guidelines used in NOVA's protocols for conducting a group crisis intervention will be observed.
Participants are encouraged to actively participate in the simulation.
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