We rarely expect a “Critical Incident” to impact our congregations or schools. But if you do experience one (see definition below), the Indiana District has a team of trained LCMS pastors and lay leaders who have voluntarily joined the Indiana District’s Critical Incidence Response Team (IN-CIRT). Volunteers can be deployed to your location to assist the pastor or school administrator in listening to, debriefing, and generally supporting staff, groups or individuals (children and adults) impacted by the incident.
What is a “Critical Incident”?
Casualty or suicide of a church worker
Significant traumatic event involving children
Multi-casualty accident or incident
Loss due to fire, theft or crime
Knowing the victim of an event
A prolonged incident with loss
Excessive media interest
Any locally significant event causing trauma or serious change in life functioning
Click here to read, download and share the updated IN-CIRT brochure with ten Q’s & A’s. For immediate assistance or to nominate yourself or someone else to join the IN-CIRT team, phone the District office during business hours or Dave Ebeling at 812.322.6503.