This Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services (SAMHSA) Disaster Technical Assistance (DTAC) video demonstrates exemplary crisis counseling skills such as active listening and provides Crisis Counseling Assistance and Training Program (CCP) staff with tips for working with survivors through all stages of recovery. It depicts role play scenarios and provides suggestions to improve active listening skills and help CCP staff assist angry survivors.
In this episode, we hear from Thomas R. Thomson, the Access Specialist and Disaster Coordinator for the Oklahoma Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services. He discusses how an agency can prepare itself for a disaster, increase employee resilience, and serve the community in a time of need.
The goal of Applying Cultural Awareness to Disaster Behavioral Health is to provide information, recommendations, and tools that can be used to assess and strengthen cultural awareness practices in disaster behavioral health services.
Offered through the website Coursera, this 7-hour course introduces students to the RAPID model of Psychological First Aid (Reflective Listening, Assessment of Needs, Prioritization, Intervention, and Disposition).
This 1-hour online course is specifically for fire and emergency medical services personnel. Accredited CAPCE, the course addresses occupational stressors; mental health and substance use issues including depression, posttraumatic stress disorder, suicidality, and alcohol use; individual and organizational resilience; and healthy coping mechanisms including demonstrations of stress management techniques.