This free 1-hour online course helps first responders assist individuals in crisis with mental illness or substance use disorder using safe, positive approaches.
These tip sheets were developed for the Emergency Management Institute (EMI) through a collaborative training partnership between FEMA’s Center for Faith-based & Neighborhood Partnerships, DHS Science & Technology Resilient Systems Division, DHS’ National Center for Risk and Economic Analysis of Terrorism Events (CREATE) at the University of Southern California (USC), the USC Center for Religion and Civic Culture (CCRC), and the National Disaster Interfaiths Network (NDIN). Funding was provided by the Department of Homeland Security.
This tip sheet describes how people with serious mental illness may experience and respond to disasters.
This fact sheet provides tips and a checklist to help people with disabilities, such as SMI, to prepare for sheltering in place or evacuation. Checklist items help to assess needs, create a medical needs summary, collect important documents, and build a survivor kit.
This toolkit gives practice principles for integrated treatment for mental illness, substance use disorders, or both, and offers advice from successful programs.