Modern Psychological Studies
University of Tennessee at Chattanooga
Place of Publication
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.
BF1 .M63 v. 16 no. 1 2010
Cochran, Kathryn and Bardi, C. Albert
"Mental health intervention and prevention of stategies for emergency service personnel facing traumatic stress symptoms,"
Modern Psychological Studies: Vol. 16:
1, Article 7.
Available at: https://scholar.utc.edu/mps/vol16/iss1/7