Creating Safe Scenes is a free, Commission on Accreditation for Pre-Hospital Continuing Education (CAPCE)- accredited, online training course that helps first responders—police, fire, and emergency medical services—work with individuals experiencing a mental health and/or substance use crisis. Learn more.
Maine organizations with a behavioral health focus or component have been solicited to participate in an important survey that will assist in a statewide effort to improve Maine’s disaster behavioral health efforts. The survey will inform public health planners with information needed to assess the level of emergency preparedness within behavioral health involved organizations. Further, the information collected will help to identify local resources and partnerships that will strengthen disaster behavioral health efforts throughout the state.
If you already received this survey, please take a few minutes to complete it. If you run a private practice or you feel you are the individual within your organization/business best suited to complete the survey but did not receive the survey, please complete the survey by accessing it here. Thank you for your support in this important effort.
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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.
NWCPHP is pleased to announce the release of the new Preparedness and Emergency Response Learning Center (PERLC) Training Catalog. This online resource gives public health professionals and their partners access to more than 400 trainings and other learning materials in … Read More
This 48-minute presentation discusses the importance of childcare providers in disasters and other critical situations, and reports that 21 states and Washington, DC, don’t require schools and childcare providers to have basic emergency plans. It focuses on the critical role … Read More
Maine Responds is a partnership that integrates local, regional, and statewide volunteer resources to assist our public health and healthcare systems. It is part of a national initiative to train, coordinate, and mobilize volunteers during an emergency. Maine Responds coordinates … Read More
This is the fifth in a series of five video podcasts on stress management for individuals, teams, and agencies working in emergency and humanitarian aid settings. These podcasts examine sources of stress at each level and what individuals, team leaders, … Read More
The goal of the Self-Care for Disaster Behavioral Health Responders Podcast is to provide information, best practices, and tools that enable DBH responders and supervisors to identify and effectively manage stress and secondary traumatic stress through workplace structures and self-care … Read More
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Preparing emergency kits for your family is an important step in keeping them safe and healthy during a disaster.