Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Disaster Reponse Training

North Carolina’s Disaster Response Network (DRN) is pleased to offer training to licensed mental health professionals who are interested in becoming involved in disaster mental health response. Developed by the DRN along with the NC Center for Public Health, this course is designed to educate licensed mh professionals about the unique aspects of disaster work and is a pre-requisite for membership in the DRN. The training is divided into two parts: Part I is online; registration is free & open to everyone, not just licensed mh professionals. It consists of eight thirty minute modules, covering topics ranging from phases of disaster & mh intervention to ethical issues & volunteer activation. To access Part I please go to

After completing Part I you may register for Part II, a 2 hour in-person workshop focusing on disaster simulations and hands-on activities. The next live workshop is on Friday, November 5th in Fayetteville, at the Cumberland County MH Center. The cost of the live workshop is $60 & a registration form is attached. Completion of Parts I & II is worth 6 HOURS of Continuing Education Credit!!

To register or find out more about the training as well as the DRN please go to

If you have any questions please contact Elizabeth Cloud of the NC Psychological Association at