Looking for a skilled facilitator to help debrief after a critical incident? CIGD is a group debriefing process for dealing with the impact of traumatic events. It is intended to help those involved in a critical incident share their experiences and learn about stress reactions and symptoms.

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John is a specialist in the field of trauma recovery and has been providing crisis resources to agencies and communities for close to 20 years. He is a Registered Social Worker who holds a Master of Social Work degree. He is a…. Read more…

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Critical Incident Group Debriefing (CIGD)

CIGD is a group debriefing process for dealing with the impact of traumatic events.  The process focuses on helping those involved in a critical incident to explore their experiences and learn about stress reactions and symptoms.  The goal of CIGD is to mitigate the impact of a critical incident and to assist the persons involved with recovery from the stress associated with the event. The process usually takes several hours. CTRI’s philosophy is to first train people who have close connections to the community, school or organization to be able to provide CIGD internally.  However, we recognize there are times when there is not a trained facilitator able to implement this process.  There are also situations where the existing crisis response team is overwhelmed and requires the help from an outside facilitator to lead them through the CIGD process.  In these situations, you might consider augmenting CIGD with the workshop Vicarious Trauma – Strategies for Resilience