Emergency/Disaster Behavioral Health Advanced Skills (Free) Training

Working with the Community in the Wake of Violent Events Advanced Skills Training (EBH Program)

This program is being offered to expand skills of emergency behavioral health and first responders across the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. The target audience includes first responders, community leaders, decision makers, Disaster Crisis Outreach and Referral Team (DCORT) members, crisis intervention, and other disaster and first responder staff.

As a result from the training participants will be able to:

  • describe the psycho-social needs of communities in the wake of violent events.
  • Apply core concepts used in the aftermath of traumatic events following a community crisis.
  • Respond to community crisis in an event specific and phase specific manner.
  • Identify established models and techniques for meaningful emotional support.
  • Address the psychological impact of community violence on the entire affected community.

Steven Crimando, MA, BCETS, CHS-V, Principal, Behavioral Science Applications – Clinician and educator specialized in the psychology of homeland security, and human factors in emergency management.

To register for this training go to Learning Management System: www.paprepared.net. For more information, please contact Phillip DeMara, DBHIDS’ Director of Emergency Preparedness and Response at Philip.DeMara@phila.gov.

Please note, pre-registration for this program is required and limited to first 40 applicants. Please kindly register by June 3, 2015. No registration is accepted by phone.

FREE CEUs are available for social work, nursing, EMS and Educators.

Please bring your own food and refreshments. Registration begins at 8:00 a.m.

Jointly Sponsored by: Department of Behavioral Health and Intellectual disAbility Services (DBHIDS), PA Department of Health Bureau of Public Health Preparedness, PA Department of Human Services Office of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services