Critical Incident Stress Management (CISM) provides education, prevention, stress coping techniques and helps mitigate the effects of stress and negative emotional reactions that interfere with a person's ability to function due to an event or the repeated exposure to events.
In efforts to assist first responders with the cumulative injury or stress of their jobs, the CISM program is offering an online Resiliency training course that can be taken upon initial employement and annually every year thereafter. This training is to help prevent, mitigate and start to establish a prima facia case of mental injury or illness that may be related the high stress, dangerous risks and cummmulative exposure they are exposed to.
Online Resiliency Training
The CISM Program may also reimburse course fees resiliency training that you have attended and that have not been provided or reimbursed by your employer or volunteer agency. Please review and submit the reimbursement form below. An Resiliency FAQ is also provided that will help answer questions on what resiliencey training should entail.
Resiliency Reimbursement Form
What is CrewCare?
CrewCare is a FREE mobile app for first responders to understand stress triggers. The goal of CrewCare is to provide mental health awareness on an individual's stress triggers and associated factors. CrewCare provides a confidential platform to help cope with traumatic events and the repeated stressors that first responders are subject too while assisting our communities in times of need.
Why is Crew Care important?
Provides for a self-assessment to help gauge: First Responder's well-being and stress, provides overall mental health awareness, increase self-awareness of your stress triggers, provide resources to improve health and wellness, feedback to identify stressor insights that can inspire positive changes.
Are my answers confidential?
Yes! Information is collected as non-identifiable aggregate data and will not will not identify the users. The CISM Program does not have access to individual data.
Using the CrewCare App
Download the app in the Apple or Google Play Store and enter a department code of “CISM". This code will help contribute to Nebraska specific crisis and support resources.
Take the self-assessment about life's stressors: daily mood, career, family, finances, sleep, mental health, physical health and more.
The more questions you answer will give you a better understanding of your triggers and provide resources for your health and wellness.
The CISM program provides immunity for CISM team members and provides for any information learned during a CISM session to be confidential and unable to be disclosed. The following authorizes the Nebraska Critical Incident Stress Management program:
It is vital that first responders have access the mental health resources. Without it, first responders may run the risk of suicides, post-traumatic stress and leaving emergency response. First Responders need to know they are important and that someone cares enough to rescue them through their tough times.
The CISM program is looking for dedicated volunteers to join our team. The process is simple:
Become part of this valuable team and resource for the wellbeing of Nebraska's first responders.