The newsletter features information and how to register for the Disaster Behavioral Health: A Critical Response Volunteer Training scheduled in November of 2019, tips on communicating effectively with victims and families and resources for schools, working with teens and more. … Read More
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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.
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
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
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Preparing emergency kits for your family is an important step in keeping them safe and healthy during a disaster.