Chapter Fifteen:

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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