WATA AT’s Care CISM Team

WATA CISM Team is now “WATA ATs Care CISM Team”

 -New Name; Same service for Athletic Trainers

In 2014 as a result of a survey results the NATA identified the need for athletic trainers and NATA members in the area of dealing with the psychological impact of catastrophic events. Out of this came the approval by the NATA Board of a peer-peer support program, which has become known as the NATA AT’s Care program. The full launch of the NATA ATs Care program coincided with the NATA National Convention in Houston.

The goal of the ATs Care is to develop regional and state CISM teams located throughout the country that are readily available to respond to the needs of AT colleagues, students and staff after a critical incident. We encourage all athletic trainers to visit the NATA ATs Care web page for more information.

In order to align the WATA CISM Team with the ATs Care program the WATA BOD approved a name change at the April board meeting. As a result the WATA CISM Team has incorporated the “ATs Care” language into our team name.

This change does not affect the services we provide to Athletic Trainers, their staff, and colleagues in Wisconsin. Should you, your staff or your team suffer a catastrophic event we are here to help in dealing with such an incident. Please feel free to reach us at [email protected]. All correspondence and contact are ALWAYS confidential.

WATA AT's Care CISM Team 

When catastrophic sporting incidents occur...
“We help those who help others”

The Mission of the WATA AT's Care CISM Team

The Wisconsin Athletic Trainers’ Association AT's Care CISM team provides free stress management interventions to licensed athletic trainers, their teams, coaches and families. The team provides CISM interventions before, during and after critical incidents.

How we can help you in a crisis...

  • Pre-incident education...What is WATA AT's Care CISM Team?

  • Psychological first aid

  • Assist with large group, small group, and one   on one discussions and debriefings

  • Provide your athletic staff a network of beneficial resources and staff support

  • Crisis management briefings and follow up  sessions

  • Short term staffing and coverage assistance

We provide support services to help you and your staff who have to continue to “help others”

Members of the WATA CISM Team are located throughout the state of Wisconsin. Readily available to respond to the needs of our athletic training colleagues, coaches, and staff during a catastrophic event. These team members are certified athletic trainer colleagues trained in critical incident stress management who understand not only the issues you face in dealing with a critical incident, but also the reality that you still have to continue providing coverage to your team. We are able to provide you and your staff the support you need to navigate through any critical incident that may occur.

Should you or your team face a catastrophic event we are here to help support you and your staff in dealing with such an incident contact us directly at [email protected]. Please know that any contact with the CISM Team is STRICTLY confidential and no information is released to anyone within the WATA or beyond.

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