Disaster Distress Helpline offers
24/7 free and confidential support at 1-800-985-5990.
You can also text
'TalkWithUs' to 66746.
 

The mission of behavioral health disaster response is to assist individuals in coping with the immediate psychological aftermath of the disaster, mitigate additional stress and psychological harm, and to promote the development of resilience techniques and coping strategies that individuals, responders and communities may be able to utilize throughout recovery.

The Maine Disaster Behavioral Health Response Team (DBHRT) needs more members to fully represent the communities where you live. Sign up and share your skills and community knowledge to help all Maine residents. Help safeguard Maine by becoming a volunteer.

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Latest Posts

Reunification After a Community-Wide Disaster: Planning Tools for Schools
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On Thursday, May 31, 2018, from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. ET, ED’s OSHS and REMS TA Center hosted a Webinar on how K-12 schools and school districts can better prepare for reunification after a community-wide disaster. Presenters discussed issues … Read More

Resource to prepare and improve abilities to help children return to normalcy after a disaster
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In partnership with community leaders, the Resilient Children/Resilient Communities Initiative analyzed, recommended and implemented procedures, training, and guidance to help build child-focused community resilience to disasters. The RCRC Toolbox is a dynamic collection of resources developed and curated throughout this … Read More

Child-Friendly Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction
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This child-friendly Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction was developed in consultation with children by the Children in a Changing Climate coalition (ChildFund Alliance, Plan International, Save the Children, UNICEF, and World Vision). The document supports processes of child-friendly accountability … Read More

School Shootings: How to Comfort Your Child
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Few events are as devastating as a school shooting. Maybe discussing mass violence with your kids wasn’t on your parenting radar before. But it is now. Hiding these terrible events from children isn’t an option: Kids see news coverage on … Read More

Maine Behavioral Health Provider Disaster Preparedness Survey Summary Results, July 2017
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A survey of providers, including organizations such as mental and behavioral health, crisis services, hospitals, substance abuse providers and community support programs, was distributed by Maine DHHS/ Center for Disease Control and Prevention Disaster Behavioral Health program to determine the … Read More

Tips for Survivors of a Disaster or Other Traumatic Event: Coping with Retraumatization
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This tip sheet covers signs and symptoms of retraumatization, as well as how to know if you may benefit from more help and guidance on how to manage it. The tip sheet also lists resources for support and identifies ways … Read More

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