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Introduction to Disaster and Trauma Counseling: Basic Training for Disaster Response Crisis Counselors - Camden County

New Jersey Disaster Response Crisis Counselor Certification

Wednesday, November 7, 2018 from 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM (EST)

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Introduction to Disaster Mental Health Nov 6, 2018 Free  

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This is a required training for initial DRCC Certification.

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“Introduction to Disaster and Trauma Counseling” is a full-day workshop for mental health responders who may be called upon to provide early psychological intervention in the wake of a disaster or terrorist attack. The program addresses the critical knowledge areas and skill sets that will allow the mental health responder to work with the public health system, law enforcement and emergency management system in addressing the mental health consequences of such events. The program describes the New Jersey Disaster Mental Health System and introduces and is consistent with the Federal Emergency Management (FEMA)-Substance Abuse Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) model of community crisis intervention.

Terminal Learning Objectives: At the conclusion of this program individuals will; understand the changing trend of disaster events, describe the  psychosocial impact of disasters and terrorism and the techniques and strategies for assessing the need for mental health intervention and identify appropriate types of early psychological intervention in the wake of a disaster or terrorist event.

Trainer: Neal Stephens, State Trainer 

Registration starts at 8:30AM.

The training runs from 9:00AM to 4:00PM.

This course is approved for 6 Initial Disaster Response Crisis Counselor (DRCC) credits.    

No breakfast or lunch will be provided. You will get a one hour break for lunch.

 

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Camden County College Regional Emergency Training Center
420 Woodbury/Turnersville Road (Room 156)
Blackwood, NJ 08012

Wednesday, November 7, 2018 from 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM (EST)


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New Jersey Disaster Response Crisis Counselor Certification

 

New Jersey was one of the first states in the nation to undergo a formal process for certification of its disaster crisis response workforce. The NJDRCC certification represents a partnership between the New Jersey Division of Mental Health and Addiction Services' Disaster and Terrorism Branch, the Mental Health Association of New Jersey and The Certification Board of New Jersey, Inc. Funded through a generous federal Health Resources Services Administration (HRSA) grant, the DRCC certification is issued by The Certification Board.

The Certification Process

To obtain the DRCC certification one must complete the following 5 required courses:

  • National Incident Management System (NIMS 700)/Incident Command System (ICS 100)
  • Ethical Issues in Crisis Response
  • Introduction to Disaster and Trauma Counseling: Basic Training for Disaster Response Crisis Counselors
  • Cross Cultural Issues in Disaster Response
  • Key Concepts in Psychological First Aid

Completed applications are reviewed by a committee of professionals with expertise in disaster response. Applications which have met the approval of this committee are then forwarded to The Certification Board for final processing, which includes background checks conducted through fingerprinting. Instructions for the application and the on-line certification application are provided on this website.

The Certification Board meets on a quarterly basis (September, December, March and June) and must review all completed applications for final approval and issuance of the DRCC certification. The DRCC certification process continues to be refined and streamlined in order to maximize efficiency and ensure that qualified applicants are certified in a timely fashion.

Prior to the end of the two year certification, human service professionals are required to complete a 12-hour continuing education curriculum for DRCC re-certification. Should you have additional questions about the DRCC certification, please contact Tegan Perrotta, Coordinator for the Mental Health Association of New Jersey at tperrotta@mhanj.org, or Annie Westerman, Program Manager for NJDMHAS Disaster and Terrorism Branch at annie.westerman@doh.nj.gov Please check the NJDRCC website for more detailed information and updates to our training calendar.

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