The Trauma and Disaster Team is comprised of behavioral health clinicians who provide counseling and debriefing services to individuals in the community who have experienced a traumatic event. A traumatic event could include:
Surviving a natural disaster
A traumatic injury
An unexpected or sudden death
Witnessing or being a victim of a violent crime
Trauma responses are ideally provided 48 to 72 hours after the traumatic event.
Trauma and disaster response services are most often provided in a family or group setting. Requests for a trauma and disaster response should be made to Crisis Services. Crisis services staff will collect brief information regarding the request and contact the Trauma and Disaster coordinator. The coordinator will then contact the requester to gather more detailed information and begin to plan the trauma and disaster response.