Affirmative Alternatives
Critical Incident Stress Debriefing
Yes, You Can Recover From A Traumatic Incident
People sometimes suffer traumatic events in the workplace. These events occur suddenly, powerfully, and without warning. They include: armed robberies, assaults by customers, employee-on-employee violence, hostage situations, industrial accidents, car or plane accidents, fire, natural disasters and other personal tragedies. Employees involved in such events often suffer obvious physical injuries. Psychological and emotional injuries may not be so immediately apparent, but can be even more devastating and costly. Psychological injuries lead to:
  • Impaired work performance
  • Increased work-related accidents
  • Lowered morale
  • Difficulties with sleep
  • Flashbacks
  • Withdrawal from co-workers, family, and friends


Affirmative Alternatives Critical Incident Stress Debriefing Program offers a full range of services for business at these times of crisis. Our approach reduces the likelihood of long-term psychological problems among traumatized employees, reduces the probability of workers' compensation and disability claims, and raises employee morale.


The Affirmative Alternatives Critical Incident Stress Debriefing Program is a coordinated approach of trained specialists working with the employer to return the workers and the workplace to normalcy as quickly as possible.

If a traumatic event occurs, call us. We can help.

Yes, you can help your staff recover from a traumatic business incident.
For more information, or to arrange an appointment, contact:
Lois E. Koufman, M.Ed., LPC

North Carolina Office
Stratford Oaks Building, Suite 335
514 S Stratford Road
Winston-Salem, NC 27103
(336) 725-4250