Report CISM activity measures through the chain-of-command to Commandant
Work-Life Supervisors shall ensure the EAPC carries out these duties or assigns an
alternate qualified specialist in his or her absence.
The Employee Assistance Program Coordinator (EAPC) shall:
Establish a file of local, "Mitchell Model" certified intervention and referral
resources for CISM within the geographic AOR.
Coordinate establishing CISM teams.
Ensure Coast Guard personnel selected as peer support personnel are trained in
the ICISF Mitchell Model of interventions.
Maintain a roster of trained peer support personnel.
Approve peer support personnel for interventions. CISM team members
personally affected by an incident will not participate in its intervention.
Coordinate biennial CISM pre-incident preparation training at all AOR units.
Whenever possible, partner with Coast Guard chaplains to optimize training and
responses to critical incidents. When partnering, the EAPC and chaplain, if
trained in the ICISF Mitchell Model, shall jointly determine the course of
intervention. If trained in the ICISF Mitchell Model, the chaplain may serve as a
listener and guide during CISM interventions.
Ensure CISM confidentiality and effectiveness. No team member shall make
any written notes during or about a CISM intervention. An after action report
may be used by team members only to discuss at team meetings as to lessons
learned about the intervention process. The after action report shall be very
generic and shall not include names or any specifics about the intervention.
Respond as necessary and/or coordinate with chaplains or other Work-Life
specialists to support units within the AOR. Under these circumstances the
EAPC should go to the scene: the incident is nearby, prolonged, or results in
multiple casualties, or other resources are not available.
Coordinate and monitor non-Coast Guard CISM teams responding to Coast
Guard units experiencing critical incidents.