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Modern Psychological Studies

Periodical Title

Modern Psychological Studies

Volume

16

Number

1

Page Numbers

pages79-85

Department

Dept. of Psychology

Publisher

University of Tennessee at Chattanooga

Place of Publication

Chattanooga (Tenn.)

Date

2010

Abstract

Emergency first responders are affected by second-hand exposure to trauma; they put themselves at risk for developing debilitating posttraumatic stress symptoms in the aftermath of a traumatic crisis. Empirical research is reviewed for successful mental health services for civil servants, such as police officers, firemen, and emergency medical technicians recovering from traumatic stress or sustaining a healthy mental state. This review investigates successful mental health intervention for emergency service personnel, such as Critical Incident Stress Management (CISM) and Critical Incident Stress Debriefing (CISD),concluding CJSD to be an effective intervention treatment among secondary victims of trauma. Effective traumatic stress prevention strategies are also reviewed. Appropriate prevention measures ,focus upon the role of peer-support officers in law enforcement, addressing stigma, emotional and stress management, and the importance of pre-incident training.

Subject

Psychology

Discipline

Psychology

Document Type

articles

Extent

7 leaves

Language

English

Call Number

BF1 .M63 v. 16 no. 1 2010

Rights

http://rightsstatements.org/vocab/InC/1.0/

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Psychology Commons

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