Critical Incident Stress Management (CISM) & Resiliency
The CAP Critical Incident Stress Management (CISM) and Resiliency Program is designed to provide three primary functions:
- Provide all CAP members in crisis, a mechanism for them to receive crisis interventions from a team of current and competent CISM and Resiliency Team peer supporters;
- Provide the opportunity for suicide awareness training for all CAP members; and
- Provide resiliency education and coping skills that CISM members can use to proactively educate all CAP members to create healthy and high-functioning members.
Use the links below to access information related to each of these functions.
CISM Program Update Memo:
- 26 OCT 2016 - Several Psychological First Aid (PFA) Resources have been added to this page, based on a recommendation made during a PFA webinar.
CISM Training and Qualification:
CISM Team Activation:
Requests for CISM support can be made by contacting your specific Wing Critical Incident Stress Management (CISM) and Resiliency Officer or by contacting the National Operations Center at 1-888-211-1812. If you have a question that is a non-emergency feel free to call the Chief of CISM and Resiliency at 202-604-7966 during normal business hours.
Basic Psychological First Aid (PFA) & Suicide Awareness Training:
This training material is to be used by CISM and Resiliency members to teach squadron commanders, team leaders, and members in leadership positions how to appropriately respond after a critical incident using the Psychological First Aid (PFA) Look, Listen, Link technique. This training typically takes 30 minutes to deliver and is in a .ppt format.
- Basic PFA PowerPoint: Look, Listen, Link - Chaplain information to be added to blank slides.
Supplimental Psychological First Aid (PFA) Resources:
These training materials are to be freely used by CISM and Resiliency members to teach pre-incident coping skills to all members. Adding resiliency education to unit operations is a proactive measure to protect both cadets and senior members, during emergency services operations and in the face of other hardships. These training materials are in .doc format with the intent that they can be changed by CAP CISM and Resiliency members to best fit your needs. Additional training materials will be added frequently.
|Document||Word Download||PDF Download|
|CAP Emotional Resiliency Plan Pamphlet||Word|
|AKWG Member Death||Word|
|Emotional Awareness Handout||Word|
|Negative Emotions Handout||Word|
|Putting Problems into Perspective Handout||Word|
|Mission Stress Reduction Handout||Word|
|USAF Wingman Toolkit||External Link|
Resilience and Stress Management: Introduction (SAMHSA.GOV)
CISM and Resiliency Best Practices:
- Best Practice Information will be posted here as it becomes available.
Send e-mail to the CISM & Resiliency Program Manager: