To mitigate normal stress reactions and expedite recovery when a critical incident / traumatic event
occurs which can overwhelm normal coping skills.

  • Collaboration between Department of Homeland Security/Emergency Management & St. Clair County Community Mental Health.
  • Members trained in the International Critical Incident Stress Foundation (ICISF) model are able to respond when there is a traumatic event for First Responders as well as the Community.
  • A training was held in March to recruit new CISM Team Members, 22 attendees applied to become members.
  • There have been 11 interventions from January – September, 10 for First Responders and one for a local business.
  • There was one Pandemic Fatigue Training which is an off shoot of the CISM model.

For more information about CISM contact St. Clair County Community Mental Health at 810-985-8900

Contact person: Amy Smith, St. Clair County Community Mental Health