Behavioral Health Roundtable Discussion
May 15 @ 1:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Attention to behavioral health needs in the setting of acute disasters is extremely important –psychological repercussions of both human-made and other events are considerable and can persist long after the closure of the event. How do we best prepare to meet the needs of those we care for and our staff and colleagues? What shared resources and tools are available? In this CHSCPR round table discussion, we will describe past, current and future efforts of CHSCPR to answer these and other questions, as well as hear from participants about behavioral health challenges faced at their home institutions to learn best practices. We will also provide resources to help guide the process.
At the conclusion of this session, participants will be able to:
- Increase awareness of the significant role of behavioral health emergency response in acute disaster preparedness and response.
- Disseminate guidelines and recommendations for appropriate management of behavioral health emergencies in acute disasters.
- Identify shared best practices across CHSCPR members for management of behavioral health emergencies in acute disasters.
WHO SHOULD ATTEND
The workshop will be beneficial for the following hospital staff in decision-making and/or supervisory and managerial roles:
- Clinical Psychologists;
- Psychiatric Nurses;
- Psychiatric and Mental Health Advanced Practice Nurses
- Clinical Social Workers, Licensed Professional Counselors, Marriage and Family Therapists;
- Chaplains/Spiritual Care; and
- Emergency Management.
To register to attend, please contact Margie McDevitt at firstname.lastname@example.org