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Providing Post-Critical Incident Aftercare for Ohio's Safety Service Personnel

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Post Critical Incident Seminars

The Ohio ASSIST Post Critical Incident Seminar (PCIS) is a free 3 ½ day program that provides counseling, peer support and education for Ohio’s safety services personnel.  The participants can be active or retired and a support person is able to attend with them at no cost.

See what recent attendees said about PCIS

What is PCIS?

  • PCIS is offered as a supplement to current peer support team assistance.
  • PCIS is currently conducted in Ohio 4 times a year.  Ohio partners with other states who also provide this service and the collaboration of resources allows first responders to attend PCIS’s year-round.


Incidents include, but are not limited to:

  • Use of deadly force
  • Mass casualty response
  • Serious injury
  • Serious illness or death of safety service personnel
  • Prolonged events of a highly stressful or dangerous nature
  • High-profile or emotionally charged events
  • Off-duty events, including death or serious injury
  • Illness or death of family member
  • Natural or man-made disaster response
  • Any event that overwhelms or compromises the ability to cope
  • Continuous exposure to trauma which has begun to overwhelm or compromise the first responder’s ability to cope effectively.

Apply for a Seminar

Apply for a Seminar


Suicide Prevention / Support Organizations

Support for Survivors | LOSS Community Services (losscs.org)

National Police Suicide Foundation-United States-Law Enforcement Resources (psf.org)

Lifeline (988lifeline.org)

National Suicide Hotline – TEXT “4hope” to 741741

Chaplaincy Resources

Safety Forces Center

International Conference of Police Chaplains

Fraternal Order of Police of Ohio Critical Incident Response Service

The Critical Incident Response Service is available to all first responders in Ohio who are effected by a traumatic event.

Fraternal Order of Police of Ohio Critical Incident Response Service

Ohio First Responder Wellness

Wellness Resources

Ohio Employee Assistance Program (EAP)

The Ohio Employee Assistance Program (OEAP) is an intake, information, counseling referral and support service for state employees and their family members.

Ohio Employee Assistance Program (EAP)  

Partner Agencies

National PCIS Schedule

National PCIS Contacts

North Carolina Law Enforcement Assistance Program - The mission of the North Carolina Law Enforcement Assistance Program (NCLEAP) is to respond to the actual needs of law enforcement officers, first responders, their families and civilian staff. The work of NCLEAP is focused on turning vulnerability into strength through education, training, peer support, and pastoral care.

Oklahoma - Contact: Doug White, 405-519-1861, dwhiteaz@msn.com

South Carolina Law Enforcement Assistance Program - Employee assistance program which provides services as well as maintaining a cadre of volunteer chaplains across the state.

Texas - Law Enforcement Management Institute of Texas PCIS - PCIS is offered to first responders, tele-communicators, and active and veteran military personnel who have been through highly traumatic events, PCIS can be the difference between long lasting effects of trauma going unresolved and unexamined and thus keeping one from entering a road to recovery.

Virginia Law Enforcement Assistance Program - VALEAP’s team responds to critical incident events and offers PCIS and related trainings.


Addiction Awareness

Crisis Awareness - Police Wives of Ohio

Crisis Intervention Training