PODCAST: Psychological First Aid in Response to Critical Incidents with Kimble Richardson
Clinical Coordinator and instructor for several Indiana Critical Incident Stress Management (CISM) teams, and the coordinator for the Indiana District 5 Resilience and Emotional Support Team, psychologist Kimble Richardson, MS, LMHC, LCSW, LMFT, LCAC discusses the Critical Incident Stress Management (CISM) system and psychological/emotional support for first responders and others involved in critical incidents.
Sharing his experiences providing Psychological First Aid and other forms of psychological support in response to critical incidents of all kinds that place people at risk for traumatic stress injuries, including the April 15, 2021, mass shooting at a FedEx facility in Indianapolis. The importance of teamwork and partnership in CISM responses and the critical role of peer support staff members of CISM teams. Virtual vs. In-Person CISM work during this period of the pandemic and getting people back to a state of wholeness and wellness as soon as possible following an incident.
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