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Coordination in Responding to Crisis in Rural Communities

Date/Time (ET): 
May 29, 2013 - 3:00pm - 4:30pm
Led By: 
Rural Behavioral Health Webinar Series

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.