Pastoral Critical Incidence Response (PCIR) is a national first, launched by YouthCARE in 2010.
PCIR Chaplains provide emergency support during critical incidences including bushfires, sudden death, suicide and serious assault. They work alongside the government, other agencies like the Red Cross and professionals such as psychologists and social workers to help vulnerable people cope with these difficult situations. PCIR chaplains refer those affected by trauma to seek psychological, medical and other professional assistance.
Becoming a PCIR chaplain involves thorough testing and ongoing training so that people facing trauma get the best possible help during a difficult time.