TRAINING ANNOUNCEMENT: The Psychology of Disaster: Managing Behavioral Issues in Disasters and Providing Crisis Support

 

June 30, 2015

 

The Psychology of Disaster: Managing Behavioral Issues in Disasters and Providing Crisis Support

Wednesday, July 29, 2015 (12noon - 4pm)

Location EMHS, The Cianchette Building, 43 Whiting Hill Road, Brewer

Cost: FREE

Registration: We are limited to 20 spaces for this training. Contact Kathleen Wescott, Director of Disaster Behavioral Health to register.

Email Kathleen.wescott@maine.gov or Call: (207) 287-3796

DBHRT and Maine CDC Office of Public Health Emergency Preparedness Program will be hosting a Critical Incident Stress Management (CISM) Virtual Table Top Exercise (VTTX). This VTTX is going to be set as a seminar focused only on CISM and titled “The Psychology of Disaster: Managing Behavioral Issues in Disasters and Providing Crisis Support”.

Exercise Description: This Virtual Tabletop Exercise focuses on crisis intervention with the community members to maximize the operational support being provided by the emergency management system to the community. It also focuses on the needs of the emergency response personnel who have been exposed to the more gruesome aspects of the disaster scene. Finally it describes an effective comprehensive, integrated, systematic and multi-component approach to delivering crisis support services to both the citizens and the emergency response personnel.

Dr. Jeffrey T. Mitchell of the University of Maryland Baltimore County will conduct and facilitate these courses.

Target Audience: The VTTX program is designed for a “community-based” group (not individual participation) of personnel from federal, local, tribal or state emergency management organizations with representation from all Emergency Management disciplines - public safety, public works, public health, health care, government, administrative, communications, military, private sector, non-governmental, and other whole community partners.

 

Contact:

Kathleen Wescott, Director of Disaster Behavioral Health
287-3796
kathleen.wescott@maine.gov