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Coordination in Responding to Crisis in Rural Communities

Wednesday, May 29, 2013 - 03:00
Rural Behavioral Health Webinar Series

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

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.


Karen B. Francis, Technical Assistance Partnership for Child and Family Mental Health


Nancy Kelly, Public Health Advisor, Division of Prevention, Traumatic Stress, and Special Programs, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration

Kandy Templeton, Senior Vice President, Crisis and Health Integration Services, Volunteer Behavioral Health Care System, Tennessee

Ginger Naseri, Division Director, Frontier Health, Adult Outpatient Services, Greeneville, Tennessee

Melissa Willett, Adult Case Manager, Frontier Health, Greeneville, Tennessee


Please register, here.

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