Among those providing help to survivors of Friday’s mass shooting in Virginia Beach were six trained Critical Incident Stress Management Team clinicians from the Middle Peninsula-Northern Neck Community Services Board, according to a release from that organization.
In response to a call for assistance from the state Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services Commissioner Hughes Melton, the MPNN Community Services Board had its Critical Incident Stress Management Team on a standby basis over the weekend.
By midafternoon Sunday, a request was issued to mobilize the unit. Following that request, the six clinicians from the local office joined others from across the CSB system to assist the Virginia Beach employees, law enforcement officers, first responders and families impacted by Friday’s events. It is not clear at this point how long the CSB staff will be needed, the release stated.
Critical Incident Stress Management is an intervention protocol developed...
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