“Would you like to talk about what happened?”
This was one of the questions asked by Philippine Red Cross (PRC) Welfare
Service officers while conducting stress management sessions for Resorts World
employees affected by the shooting incident at the casino on June 2.
“I felt unburdened,” said an employee who requested anonymity. The Critical
Incident Stress Management (CISM) sessions were provided to 25 Resorts World
employees on June 5, through PRC’s psychosocial support program.
CISM enables people to share their experiences, feelings, and reactions during and
after an incident without fear of judgment. It is done to identify current and
anticipated stress responses, discuss coping skills for reducing stress, and
Five PRC-Welfare teams, which included social workers, a volunteer clinical
psychologist, and the Welfare Manager, helped the employees come up with their
personal coping mechanisms. More CISM sessions are scheduled to benefit more
Resorts World Manila employees affected by the incident.