Critical Incident Stress Debriefing

Parkview Employee Assistance will send a counselor to your facility to administer a Critical Incident Stress Management session.   Our counselors will respond to your request and be onsite during the time frame you require.  We suggest, less than 24 hours for intervention.

A critical incident is defined as any event outside the usual human experience which causes unusually strong emotional reactions.  Some examples of a critical incident may include robbery, workplace death or serious injury, or any event perceived as threatening to one’s well-being.

Critical incidents are traumatic and have the potential to interfere with a person’s ability to function. In addition, these events can have a long-term negative impact on the individual and the entire work team. By offering critical incident stress management, Parkview Employee Assistance prepares your employees with the tools they need to alleviate stress-related symptoms such as headaches, nightmares, depression, anxiety and anger.  The session will also help your employees learn how to deal with stressful situations and what they can do to manage the stress.

Critical Incident Stress Debriefing can help you:

  • Reduce the impact of the critical incident
  • Minimize the harmful effects of stress
  • Provide immediate support to your staff
  • Reassure your employees that they are not alone in the situation

Debriefings should take place within 24 hours after the critical incident. 

To schedule a debriefing session, contact our Employee Assistance office at 260-266-8060 or 1-800-721-8809.