Critical Incident Stress Management for Communities has been delivering results since we opened in 2014. Although this Non Profit is young, our combined training and experience goes back over 20 years. Our goal is to provide people, families and community members with the support they need, when they need it!
Over the past 6 years, we have responded to many incidents, including the 2014 Wildfires in Fort McMurray, BC Wildfires in 2015 and the Fort McMurray Flooding in 2020. After these disasters, we trained over 100 people to do Individual Crisis Intervention. This training is a step up from other psychological based training because it gives people the skills and tools to have a conversation with people in crisis, helping them work through their emotions and creating an action plan for recovery. We don’t just listen, we help mitigate long term effects and be the bridge to a higher level of care.
Over the past 5 years, we have also helped create more Critical Incident Response Teams, including the RCMP, 100 Mile House CIRT, Fort Chipewyan CIRT, Conklin CIRT and Williams Lake, Cenovus Emergency Responders, Janvier, Anzac and Fort McKay residents. and most recently Northern Lakes College.
The Team – 14 community members with a variety of backgrounds in Social Work, Emergency Services and Non Profits were professionally trained to be part of the Critical Incident Response Team. These members come from many other sectors who saw the void in the community and are passionate about helping others. With continually extensive training, these members are able to do everything from Education and Awareness sessions (proactive) to Crisis Interventions.
This truly is a one-stop shop for community and workplace wellness!