*°Presenting: Providing Trauma-Informed Care in Disaster Response (with the Crisis Emotional Care Team)

Mark EvcesConstitution Hall Room 2

Abstract: When disaster strikes, what should we do? Whether a crisis is caused by a natural disaster, violence, loss of a community member or another emergency, timely, trauma-informed care is key to alleviating suffering and promoting resilience. Vibrant’s Crisis Emotional Care Team (CECT) mobilizes mental health crisis response teams to support survivors and communities in the moments they need it the most.

This beginner-level session begins with an introduction to the CECT philosophy, program structure, and volunteer role. We then explore trauma, grief and mental health characteristics following disasters, and how to adapt your approach accordingly. It also covers what to expect during a disaster response – from team dynamics and protocols, to the emotional phases of disaster and impact on you as a provider.

This compact primer is ideal for psychologists and social workers new to disaster relief, disaster relief workers new to mental health, students and anyone interested in doing crisis care. It is also required learning for CECT volunteers to deploy.

Learning Objectives

  1. List the Crisis Emotional Care Team’s three philosophies of service provision
  2. Conduct a functional needs assessment on people who have experienced a disaster
  3. Define the three culturally informed strategies for conducting assessments
  4. State at least three of the four conditions for Shared Traumatic Reality

Continuing Education

1.5 CE for psychologists (all) and social workers in VA, NY, and DC.
Audience level: Introductory
Agenda: https://app.box.com/s/mtof0id9aqsvabb24bt7esgc1fq5142v


Mark Evces, PhD, ABPP

  • Pronouns: he/him/his
  • Title: Founder of WorkHaven, LLC
  • Bio: Mark Evces, PhD, ABPP is an organizational consultant and clinical psychologist who has worked with scores of organizations and leaders to promote healthy, inclusive and generative work environments. Prior to founding WorkHaven Consulting Group, he served as the Assistant Director of Mental Health in the NYU School of Medicine WTC Health Program Clinical Center of Excellence, and Clinical Instructor of Psychiatry at the NYU School of Medicine. He has worked across a variety of public mental health clinical, training and research settings. Dr. Evces, with Gertie Quitangon, MD, co-edited Vicarious Trauma and Disaster Mental Health: Understanding Risks and Promoting Resilience, published by Routledge Press in 2015.

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There is no conflict of interest or commercial support between any presenter and Vibrant Emotional Health for this program.

Sun 12:00 am - 12:00 am
100 max
CECT, day three, presentation, streaming