Recovery Website

 

JOURNEY-SAMHSA Grant

System Performance

 

 

 
All Hazards Preparedness

The Board has played an integral part in preparing Hamilton County's plan for behavioral health response preparedness for disasters and terrorist events.  

Because of this early and ongoing participation, more than 30 trained volunteers have been working with our local Red Cross to assist hurricane Katrina evacuees in our area.

The Board’s disaster preparedness efforts have included:

bullet Collaboration and coordination with the Red Cross of Greater Cincinnati, Hamilton County Emergency Management Agency, Cincinnati Fire District, and other local disaster response organizations.
bullet Training of a cadre of behavioral health professionals who can be identified and immediately deployed to address Ohio ’s emergency behavioral health needs.
bullet Dissemination of behavioral health materials for disaster victims and responders. 
bullet Collaboration with area schools to intervene with children and teens impacted by disaster and terrorist attacks.

Links to On-Line Disaster Mental Health Resources:

HCMHRSB Behavioral Health Response Plan 
www.hccmhb.org/response_plan.htm

Dealing with Stress After a Disaster
www.cdc.gov/nasd/docs/d001201-d001300/d001280/d001280.html

Helping Children Cope After a Disaster
www.Childadvocate.net

Helping Children Cope with Terrorism
www.ces.purdue.edu/terrorism

Red Cross Disaster Services
www.redcross.org/services/disaster/

Federal Emergency Management Agency
www.fema.gov/

Hamilton County Emergency Management Agency
www.hamilton-co.org/ema