Critical Incident Stress Management (CISM)
UW Oshkosh and EAP sponsor a Critical Incident Stress Management (CISM) team comprised of University faculty, staff and students specifically trained to intervene when there is a crisis on campus that could result in individuals being traumatized.
The team of trained staff volunteers offers its services to the community as well. CISM offers special programs and strategies to prevent and prepare for a critical incident. The team provides on-scene support and critical incident stress debriefing.
Sources: Special thanks to Ball State University Counseling and Psychological Services Center for making their publication: Tips for Faculty and Staff on Recognizing and Dealing with Students in Emotional Distress, available. This information has been adapted and revised to be relevant to our employee community.