Red Cross Training: Fundamentals of Disaster Mental Health
The American Red Cross relies on volunteers to help prevent and alleviate human suffering in the face of emergencies. Volunteers make up more than 90% of the Disaster workforce and make it possible to respond to nearly 70,000 disasters every year. Disaster volunteers also provide preparedness services and information before disaster strikes and assist those who have experienced a disaster with their recovery. Disaster Mental Health volunteers provide basic care, support, and comfort to individuals, families, and responders experiencing disaster-related stress. The Fundamentals of Disaster Mental Health course is the first step needed to become a Red Cross Disaster Mental Health volunteer and is open to mental health professionals. By attending, participants will be able to:
Recognize the differences between services provided as a Disaster Mental Health worker and as a mental healthy professional
Identify the next steps for becoming a Disaster Mental Health volunteer
Join co-sponsors NDNU and NorCATA for this important workshop!
Training led by Jill Kuendig, LMFT, PsyD., lead Disaster Mental Health volunteer for Red Cross San Mateo County chapter. Sunday, March 25, 2018 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. St. Mary's Hall Room 113, NDNU, Belmont.
Continuing Education Policy
NDNU Art Therapy Psychology Department is an accredited or approved postsecondary institution that meets California state requirement to aware CE credits.
All workshops and conferences sponsored by NorCATA are accepted for continuing education by the Art Therapy Credentials Board (ATCB). NorCATA has been approved by the National Board for Certified Counselors (NBCC) as an Approved Continuing Education Provider (ACEP 6832). Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. NorCATA is solely responsible for all aspects of our programs. NorCATA has also been approved by the California Association for Marriage & Family Therapists (CAMFT) as an Approved Continuing Education Provider (CEPA 57985). All courses are approved for LMFTs, LCSWs, LPCCs and LEPs.
It is each participant's responsibility to determine whether her or his licensing or credentialing body will accept the continuing education units earned at NorCATA's workshops and conferences. NorCATA continuing education is defined as the number of actual clock hours spent in direct participation in a structured educational format as a learner.
NorCATA is approved by the Internal Revenue Services as a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organization that promotes the therapeutic use of art throughout Northern California, public awareness of art therapy, professional development through educational events, workshops, conferences, and more. All donations are tax deductible to the full extent provided by law.
NorCATA does not and shall not discriminate, or allow discrimination against any person because of race, color, ancestry, national origin, religion or creed, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, marital status, military status, physical disability, medical condition, or special needs, in any of its activities or operations. Following the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), NorCATA is committed to providing an inclusive and welcoming environment for everyone.