Responding to Mass Casualty Incidents: Understanding the Full Picture

Date: October 24, 2018
Time: 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Location: Camp Chamberlain

Augusta ‚ Maine

Description of Event:


Responding to Mass Casualty Incidents:
Understanding the Full Picture

October 24, 2018
9:00a - 4:00p
Camp Chamberlain - Augusta, ME
$0 - There is no charge for registration.
Lunch provided by the Maine Emergency Management Agency.

Purpose: Family reunification and family assistance programs require the efficient, coordinated use of resources and efforts at the local, state, regional and national levels. This training will focus on victim, family and community care and facilitating resilience.

Learning Objectives

  • Participants will learn the multiple areas of response to a mass casualty incident, demonstrating the awareness that the characteristics of the community and the incident shape the response.
  • Participants will learn how pertinent assistance issues are identified and how effective response plans demand collaboration between multiple government and community agencies.
  • Participants will demonstrate an appreciation of how maintaining an understanding of the "bigger picture" will improve response in all areas and disciplines.
Target Audience: Emergency management, victim assistance advocates, American Red Cross, medical examiner's office, health care and public health workforce, government liaisons, PIOs, school personnel, mass transportation, State of Maine employees, behavioral health clinicians, social workers, spiritual care providers, disaster behavioral health volunteers and medical reserve corps volunteers.

About the Trainer: Tara S Hughes, LCSW-R, received her BA in Psychology from Boston College in 1988 and Masters of Social Work degree and Family Therapy Certification from Boston University in 1992. She has worked in the mental health field with families and children in crisis in many different capacities since 1988. She is currently the Coordinator for Human Trafficking Programs at the International Institute of Buffalo, a program that provides intensive case management services for U.S. and foreign-born survivors of Human Trafficking.

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For more information, contact:

Tammy McLaughlin, AdCare Maine, Director of Special Projects