Critical Incident Stress Management Program
The Department has a Critical Incident Stress Management Program in place that serves DRC employees and their families during emotional or traumatic situations. Each institution and APA Region has Critical Incident Support Team Members who are available to support staff during difficult times. These teams are comprised of peers and licensed professionals.
These teams will be on site during times that a situation has had a negative emotional impact on the staff. The team members may also be contacted by any staff person who is seeking assistance during difficult times. The team members are knowledgeable about stress management and can conduct stress debriefing sessions. They also will meet one- on-one with staff. The CIST members are a good information source when seeking resources that will assist you and your family.
All information shared with CIST Members is confidential. CIST members are not permitted nor can they be compelled to disclose details of any information shared by an employee who is receiving CIST services.