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Coordination in Responding to Crisis in Rural Communities Webinar

May 29, 2013 - 3:00pm - 4:30pm
Led By: 
Child, Adolescent and Family Branch, and the Mental Health Promotion Branch, Center for Mental Health Services, at the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), in collaboration with the Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education, the National Center for Mental Health Promotion and Youth Violence Prevention, the National Technical Assistance Center for Children's Mental Health at Georgetown University, and the Technical Assistance Partnership for Child and Family Mental Health

This is the second in a three-part Webinar series discussing behavioral health issues for children and families in rural areas. In rural communities, the occurrence of a crisis impacts the community as a whole affecting the social, economic, and cultural fabric of the community. Coordinating responses to crisis in rural communities requires consideration of issues such as access to trained professionals, access to resources, and the availability of relevant and culturally competent crisis intervention strategies from outside the community. This coordination also includes utilizing traditional sources for support that are sensitive to the rural culture.

Facilitated by Karen B. Francis, Technical Assistance Partnership for Child and Family Mental Health, this webinar will focus on discussing the components necessary for the development of an effective crisis response plan within a rural community coordinating among all stakeholders. Presenters will also highlight efforts that are currently being implemented in rural communities across the country. 

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