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 profoundly affected nearly every aspect of our lives, and this has proven especially challenging for Responders. What at first may have seemed like an infectious disease outbreak rapidly escalated into a deadly pandemic, a historically dire economic catastrophe, and a divisive political controversy and contest. As if that were not enough, other events ignited social unrest and widespread protest that have included looting and violence, worsening the sense of social instability during the pandemic. The uncertainties raised by this complex of risks and threats has disrupted our day-to-day routines and forced us to work under unfamiliar, uncomfortable, and sometimes hazardous conditions. Learn more and register.