Introducing the new Disaster Behavioral Health Coordinator, responder survey, resiliency & stress management, national prepardness month. View the newsletter.
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.
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
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
AdCare Educational Institute of Maine, Inc. is seeking to hire a highly motivated and experienced Disaster Behavioral Health Coordinator in Augusta, ME. This full-time, salaried, position will work on our contract for the Maine Department of Health and Human Services … Read More
As the holiday season approaches, celebrations, traditions, and gatherings with family and friends may look different this year due to the COVID-19 pandemic. For many, this may mean learning new ways of celebrating the upcoming holidays with loved ones (e.g. … Read More
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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Learn about the behavioral health impact of disasters on individuals and communities.
Preparing emergency kits for your family is an important step in keeping them safe and healthy during a disaster.