Disaster Distress Helpline offers
24/7 free and confidential support at 1-800-985-5990.
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'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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School Safety and Security – April 2019
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Crisis Communication – One of the most important aspects of managing a crisis is proactive communication. Having a plan in place ahead of time is critical to reducing anxiety for students, parents, faculty and staff. When a crisis occurs, it’s … Read More

VOLUME 7 SCHOOL SAFETY & SECURITY BULLETIN (Fire Alarm Changes and Codes) for Academic Year 2018-2019
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Fire drills are a universal method of practicing evacuation plans should a fire, or other emergency occur requiring students and staff at schools to quickly exit the building. These drills are required in all educational facilities. Fire alarms are required … Read More

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Describe the fundamentals of Psychological First Aid for Schools (PFA-S). This webinar offers information on how PFA-S helps to reduce the distress that school communities can experience after a disaster or violent event. It discusses the importance of working within … Read More

School Safety and Security – February 2019
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School violence can have long-lasting emotional and physical impacts on children, especially those with access and functional needs. It’s important to speak with children about the possibility of a violent situation and steps they should take should one occur. Learn … Read More

DTAC Bulletin – Working With Children With Serious Emotional Disturbance During Disasters
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SAMHSA describes serious emotional disturbance (SED) in children and youth as “a diagnosable mental, behavioral, or emotional disorder in the past year, which resulted in functional impairment that substantially interferes with or limits the child’s role or functioning in family, … Read More

Training and Continuing Education Online (TCEO)
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Training and Continuing Education Online (TCEO) is a system that provides access to CDC educational activities for continuing education (CE). Use TCEO to search for CE opportunities, complete course evaluations and posttests, receive your CE certificates, and manage your CE … Read More

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