The role of an agency after a violent, traumatic, or highly stressful incident is just as critical as it is in early intervention and prevention. Trauma is like an earthquake; grieving and healing as a community can have a synergistic effect. The epicenter of the damage hits the immediate victims. From there, rings of impact radiate depending on physical or emotional proximity to the event.
After the impact of trauma, many people may be immobilized by the shock of the situation and uncertain what to do next. Nicoletti-Flater Associates can offer agencies and individuals support and guidelines for overcoming immobilization and developing adaptive coping strategies.
The best time to develop the trauma response plan for your agency is before a disaster occurs. If you are preparing for the worst, or are currently experiencing it, we can help you in the following ways:
- Develop a crisis response team.
- Training Workshops.
- Crisis/Disaster consequence management: Prevention, Preparation, Response & Recovery.
- Trauma Response: What to Expect.
- For Families: How to Help Someone Who Has Been Traumatized.
- Post-Incident Psychoeducational Trauma Intervention.
- Facilitated discussion and education about normal stress reactions, symptom management and when to seek additional help.
- Help plan victims’ assistance/EAP response.
- Planning practical assistance (e.g., on-going information line, and transportation concerns) and referrals.
- Developing post-incident security.
- Offer suggestions on working with the media.
- Designing follow-up services.
- Post-Incident Analysis.
- Assisting organizations with promoting health in the aftermath of a trauma.
- Tactical debriefing for parties involved in violence prevention, intervention and aftermath.