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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.
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Latest Posts

Creating Safe Spaces and Relationships for Coping and Resilience: Improving Compassion Satisfaction Among Responders and Communities
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This training will be offered TWICE. May 24, from 9:00 am- 2:30 pm, and May 26, from 9:00 am- 2:30 pm. Disaster Behavioral Health Volunteers and Maine Responds Volunteers are able to attend at no charge. The COVID-19 pandemic has … Read More

2022 Spring Newsletter – Maine Disaster Behavioral Health
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National Volunteer Week, Self-care and support, Healthcare Coalitions Update, Upcoming Events & more. View the newsletter.

2021 Fall Newsletter – Maine Disaster Behavioral Health
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Maine Responds Volunteer Response Effort, Maintaining Mental Health Awareness, Upcoming Events & more. View the newsletter.

Resetting Your Body’s Check Engine Light
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Resiliency and stress management are both important topics for physical and mental wellness and have become ever more important as we continue to cope with the challenges presented by the COVID-19 pandemic. Across the globe communities experienced rapid shifts in … Read More

Join us in wishing Kathleen all the joy and fulfillment that a happy retirement can bring!
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Maine’s Disaster Behavioral Coordinator Kathleen Wescott, LMFT Is Retiring. More than a year ago, retirement was close for Maine’s Disaster Behavioral Health Coordinator, Kathleen Wescott, LFMT. Kathleen’s tenure was rich with collaborative initiatives that had grown Maine CDC’s disaster behavioral … Read More

DTAC BULLETIN – November 2020
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The Dialogue is a quarterly e-newsletter that provides practical and down-to-earth information for disaster behavioral health coordinators, local service providers, federal agencies, and nongovernmental organizations. You can subscribe to the newsletter or contact the SAMHSA Disaster Technical Assistance Center (DTAC) … Read More

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