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Dr. Scott & Retired Captain Chip Theodore Provide Training and Intervention to Indigenous First Nation Responders in Gitanyow, British Columbia

 

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Dr. Scott Provides Advanced Training to Mental Health Professionals in Kuwait — Post War |”Desert Storm”

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Hurricane Katrina | Dr. Scott responds with LAFD CISM Team to support Gulf States Firefighters

LAFD CISM TEAM DEPLOYMENT TO HURRICANES KATRINA & RITA: History The Los Angeles Fire Department maintains an active Critical Incident Stress Management Program. In the past several years, the program has expanded to include a comprehensive Behavioral Health and Wellness component. Beginning in the late 1980’s, LAFD took a bold step by hiring a part-time […]

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9/11 — Dr. Scott’s LAFD CISM Team provides support to the FDNY

On September 11, 2001, our world was changed forever by the cowardly Al Qaeda terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center.  As Department Psychologist and Director of the Critical Incident Stress Management Program (CISM) for LA City Fire Department (LAFD), I knew immediately what might lay ahead for me and our team.  Given that the […]

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Critical Incident Stress Management & Intervention for First Responders

Critical Incident Stress Management & Intervention for First Responders

Firefighting / EMS work is an inherently dangerous and stressful profession.  In one segment first responders may be exposed to more trauma, loss, death and destruction than the ordinary citizen may see in a lifetime. Emergency responders are well trained and prepared to deal with these daily exposures and crises.  In fact, given your resilient […]

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Dr. Scott & FDNY/IAFF Firefighter Support Team Leaders Share ‘Lessons Learned’ From 9/11

Dr. Scott & Firefighter Support Team Members Share Findings & Lessons Learned at 2003 ICISF World Congress on Stress In the aftermath of the September 11, 2001 terrorist attack on the World Trade Center, Dr. Scott and his LAFD CISM Team spent two weeks at Ground Zero providing crisis intervention and firefighter peer support as […]

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