Immediately after the traumatic incident at the Elementary School Lukavac, members of the crisis intervention team made themselves available to all members of the affected community. The team consisted of five experienced clinicians from the Clinic for Psychiatry and a psychologist from Lukavac Health Center.
Activities within the crisis intervention plan were coordinated by Primarius Dr. Nerminka Aljukić, head of the Clinic for Psychiatry in consultation with the Government of the Tuzla Canton, the Ministry of Education and Science of the Tuzla Canton and the affected community representatives, who for this purpose provided the premises of the Lukavac Center for Culture and the Lukavac Preschool Education Center.
The aim of crisis interventions is to mitigate the consequences of a traumatic event and prevent the development of more serious psychological disorders in emotionally disturbed individuals. This was done by providing timely psychological support. Whole support process was done in the form of sessions with six groups most directly affected by the critical event. A total of one hundred and twenty six people received psychological help. This included seventy three children, twenty two school employees and thirty one parents of children who were at school during the traumatic event. The process was designed to help people cope with traumatic event to minimize symptoms of stress, and move forward more effectively. To monitor the further development of post- traumatic reactions, the crisis intervention will be repeated in seven days. A certain number of people whose condition requires individual treatment have already been identified.