Recovery from Critical Stress and Abuse (Links)
Tragedies, deaths, serious injuries, hostage situations, threatening situations - these events are known as "Critical Incidents." People who respond to emergencies encounter highly stressful events almost every day. Sometimes an event is so traumatic or overwhelming that emergency responders may experience significant stress reactions.
The Critical Incident Stress Debriefing (CISD) process is specifically designed to prevent or mitigate the development of post-traumatic stress among emergency services professionals.
Recovery... what is it ?
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Throughout this site we talk about recovery quite often, so it would be helpful if I explained what I mean by recovery. Unfortunately, that is easier said than done, as it is far more complicated to answer than, say, recovery from a broken leg. Childhood sexual abuse robs us of so very many things. To a large extent, recovery is about recovering that which we had taken away from us, and giving up those things given to us that we did not deserve.