This handout is to be used when a Critical Incident Stress Debriefing or Defusing is to be done. If possible it should be handed out before the meeting to help participants understand what the process is about and what some of the things that may happen.
Critical Incident Information for Family Members and Friends
This handout is designed for the family and friends of emergency services/law enforcement personnel after they have been involved with a critical incident. It will provide information about some of the reactions their loved one may be experiencing and some tips on how to be helpful to them.
Understanding Critical Incident Stress
This document is intended for family and friends as a pre-incident handout. It describes the typical stress reactions experienced by emergency services/law enforcement personnel after being involved in a critical incident.
Critical Incidents and Sleep Problems
Research in Manitoba has shown that sleep problems are the most common reactions experienced by emergency services/law enforcement personnel. This handout provides information to help cope with these sleep problems.
After a Critical Incident
This document describes what some of the reactions that individuals may experience after being involved in a critical incident and some suggestions as what to do to lessen the impact.
Critical Incident Stress Pre-Deployment Information
This handout is to be used before any major operational deployment. It will help the responders understand that they may be exposed to critical incident stress and how it may affect them. Suggestions are also given to help them cope and how to access additional resources if required.
If you or a colleague, family member or friend has suicidal thoughts as a result of their involvement in a critical incident obtain help immediately.
CISM team 24-hour emergency hotline at 1-888-389-3473