Helping those in conflict and crisis

Critical Incident Stress Management (CISM)

Critical Incident Stress Management (CISM) Teams are administered and coordinated by Gryphon Place using volunteers from the community. Teams quickly respond to groups that have been impacted by a traumatic event, helping them to process their reactions and educating them on stress symptoms. We have helped people after a traumatic event in all types of settings including schools, businesses, hospitals, neighborhoods, police and fire departments. We debrief community groups as well as first responders.

Our staff and volunteers have been trained using the nationally recognized Mitchell Model. We know that when persons, using this model, are given the opportunity to voluntarily discuss reactions to a traumatic occurrence and are given information on coping with stress reaction, they more quickly return to normal functioning.

Groups in Southwest Michigan can request a debriefing by calling (269) 381-4357. There is no fee for this service; donations are appreciated.