lunes, 22 de abril de 2013

Webinar Tomorrow: Mass Casualty Support and Response

Webinar Tomorrow: Mass Casualty Support and Response

United States Department   of Health and Human Services, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration - A Life in the Community for Everyone:   Behavioral Health is Essential to Health, Prevention Works, Treatment is Effective, People Recover


Mass Casualty: Support and Response

Webinar Details: Tuesday April 23, 2013 | 11 a.m.–12 p.m. Eastern Time

This 60-minute webinar will help support response efforts and promote responders’ individual and peer-group resiliency by ensuring that participants are able to:

  • Identify common behavioral health reactions to a mass casualty incident.

  • Detect stress reactions of survivors and responders.

  • Assist responders with leadership strategies and team resilience.

  • Locate and use resources found at the SAMHSA DTAC website, including SAMHSA’s guides, pamphlets, tip sheets, the Disaster Behavioral Health Information series, The Dialogue, the Bulletin, pre-recorded webinars and podcasts, and other various disaster behavioral health-related items.

Featured speakers include: CDR Jeffrey Coady, Psy.D., SAMHSA Region V Administrator; Heather Oglesby, SAMHSA Project Officer; and CDR Jamie Seligman, SAMHSA Project Officer.

SAMHSA encourages participation in this webinar by MRC, USPHS, and responders who are interested in promoting resiliency after mass casualty events.

Please register now. Space is limited.

The webinar will be recorded and archived with closed captioning for future viewing on the SAMHSA website ( Please monitor the website following the webinar for the recording and for presentation materials.

If you have questions, please contact Jamie Seligman at 240-276-1855.

Crisis Counseling via Phone or Text

The toll-free Disaster Distress Helpline, 1-800-985-5990, can provide immediate counseling to anyone who needs help in dealing with the aftermath of a tragedy. This free, confidential, and multilingual crisis support service is also available via SMS—text "TalkWithUs" to 66746. Callers and texters are connected to trained and caring professionals who provide confidential counseling, referrals, and other needed support services.

Call 1-800-985-5990 | Text "TalkWithUs" to 66746

Mental Health and Substance Abuse Treatment Line

SAMHSA's National Helpline is a confidential, free, 24-hour-a-day, 365-day-a-year, information service, in English and Spanish, for individuals and family members facing substance abuse and mental health issues. This service provides referrals to local treatment facilities, support groups, and community-based organizations. Callers can also order free publications and other resources on the prevention of and treatment for behavioral health issues.

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