Dealing With Traumatic Events
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Welcome to KCCRB!
The Kentucky Community Crisis Response Board (KCCRB) provides the entire spectrum of critical incident stress management (CISM) services from pre-incident training, acute crisis response, and post-incident support to emergency services personnel who have encountered a traumatic event. Traumatic events include: line of duty deaths, multi-casualty incidents, use of deadly force, suicide of a first responder, events involving children, prolonged incidents, terrorism, and any other overwhelming event.
Additionally, KCCRB coordinates acute multi-component crisis support services and specialized training to schools, communities and organizations outside the emergency services field.
These services are provided at no cost in attempts to prevent the destructive effects of emotional trauma, job related stress, and accelerate recovery from critical incidents before stress reactions can negatively impact an individual’s career, health and family.
- Emergency Services Personnel
- Emergency services personnel face stressful events every day. It is the extraordinary events that can result in stress responses that interfere with even an experienced individual's ability to function. The majority of our services are provided to emergency services personnel after a critical incident. Critical incidents impacting emergency services personnel include line-of-duty injuries, line-of-duty deaths, prolonged incidents, incidents involving children, mass casualty incidents, suicide of a co-worker, and any other overwhelming event.
- School CommunitiesTragic events may elicit strong emotional and psycholgocial reactions among administrators, teachers, support staff, students, and parents. The traumatic events that may impact a school community include the death or serious injury of a student, teach or staff member, a bus accident, fires or explosions, natural or man-made disasters, and violent or hostage situations.
- Business and Industry
- Employees and leadership staff may experience strong emotional and psychological reactions after experiencing or learning of a traumatic event. These events may be the sudden death of a co-worker, a suicide or homicide, a serious workplace injury, and violent or hostage situations.
- Disaster Survivors
The overall range of stress goes far beyond the immediate impact of the initial destruction. Some may experience reactions that will cause enough distress to interfere with adaptive coping. These reactions may affect individuals emotionally, impact relationships, disrupt work and cause financial worry.
The KCCRB provides leadership, education, training, consultation, and support services to prepare and support the Commonwealth to respond to and recover from critical incidents and disasters.
We provide FREE resilency training to First Responders. The Protecting Our First Responders is currently available for fire, EMS, and law enforcement. It is designed to help first responders cope with critical incidents and the potential reactions.
We provide FREE resilency training for spouses of first responders. The When the Person You Love Is a Law Enforcement Officer and When the Person You Love Works in Emergency Services courses are designed for spouses and significant others who are married to, living with or dating someone in law enforcement or emergency services.
We provide FREE Psychological First Aid-II to community and first responders wanting to learn how to assist individuals impacted by a disaster.
We provide FREE resiliency training for disaster responders. The Stress Management for Disaster Responders training helps individuals prepare for the stress of responding to a disaster.
We provide a FREE presentation on who we are and what we can offer through an Overview.