CISM Team Referrals

If a situation calls for guidance in working through stress and you are in need of the name of a trained CISM team in your area please contact 410-988-8730, 443-325-5219 or send an email request to [email protected]Please note requests will be answered within 24 hours.

View Current CISM Team Listings

Message from the Team Coordinator

To stay current, Teams are required to provide an annual update. If you do not find your team listed on the “Current Teams” list on our Website, it is because we have not received any new information from you for the past year.

It is vital that we have the correct team information when a request for assistance is made to the ICISF.  It is important to update your information annually or if a change occurs. The ICISF CISM Team will not refer any teams that do not have updated information. Until the NEW digital team update database has been put into place please complete the following form. Click here to download the form. Please complete and email to [email protected].

Your cooperation is most appreciated, as this up-to-date information provides a more accurate CISM response when needed!

Resources for Forming a Team

The Crisis Response (CISM) Team:
General Guidelines for Team Development

STEP 1: Identify the need for the crisis response (CISM) team. Based upon identified needs, a rationale for the team's existence should both pragmatically and rhetorically emerge.
STEP 2: Clearly state the goals of the crisis response team. Clearly state the constituency to be served by the team.

Delineate guidelines for team membership and the specific roles to be performed.

  • Administrative structure
  • Dispatching functions
  • Response functions, listing mental health providers' roles
    vis-à-vis the use of paraprofessionals (if applicable)
  • Clinical mental health oversight / supervision
  • Team member selection criteria
STEP 4: Determine how the team will be legally constituted.
STEP 5: Determine how the team will be funded.
STEP 6: Obtain legal counsel to operationally define issues such as malpractice, standards of care, confidentiality, "good Samaritan" practices, necessary liability insurance coverage, etcetera.
STEP 7: Determine what criteria and mechanisms will be used to activate the team. Determine what backup systems will be used in the case of a mass disaster or widespread communication failure.
STEP 8: Determine what specific crisis intervention techniques will be used by the team (For example: defusing, CISD, individual crisis counseling, etc.)
STEP 9: Determine what criteria and mechanisms will be used to deactivate the team.
STEP 10: Stipulate guidelines and procedures for follow-up for team members after a crisis response.
STEP 11: Make arrangements for ongoing "in-service" training.
STEP 12: Create a clear, practical operating manual which contains policies and procedures and which addresses all of the aforementioned issues.

Excerpt from "Critical Incident Stress Management", Second Edition, Everly & Mitchell

Team Information Form This is a Word form and may be filled out online, save and email to [email protected].

Team Coordinator Resources


It is imperative that current, correct contact information be available when requests are made to the ICISF offices for assistance. 

Coming Soon….Team Coordinators will be able to update their information directly on our website - Stay tuned for more information.  We are currently in the process of moving all CISM Team Listings to a digital format on our website to make it easier to view.

The status of your team can be checked on the current team listing below. 

If you have questions or comments in reference to team listings, please contact [email protected].