Disaster Behavioral Health Response Who are you going to

Disaster Behavioral Health
Who are you going to call?
Disaster Behavioral Health Resources
Resource / Team Typing
Liza Carol Chigos
DSHS Disaster Behavioral Health Services
What in the
world is
• National NIMS resource types
support a common language for
the mobilization of resources
(equipment, teams, units, and
personnel) prior to, during, and
after major incidents.
• National NIMS resource types
represent the minimum criteria
for the associated component
and capability.
Let’s break down those resources
• We as a state have been
‘Tex-ifying’ FEMA resources
to represent what we do
• Equipment
• Personnel - Positions
• Teams
• Equipment – is the nonhuman ‘stuff’
• Personnel – Are the
people who fill the
positions necessary for
the mission
• Teams – Personnel of
the same resource
category that have an
assigned team leader.
Who do we need to respond?
Positions on the DBH teams
• Team will be composed of individuals with the skills and
abilities necessary to work with the affected population
• Team composition varies, but can include:
– Licensed professionals
• (psychologist, psychiatrists, social workers, LPCs, LCDCs, LMFCs)
– Spiritual care providers
• (Chaplains – Texas VOADs and/or First Responders, Local faith based
– Texas CISM Network team members
• (First Responder Peer based and Community based)
What do we need to respond?
Education for members of teams
• Basic for all DBH Responders
– ICS-100 - Introduction to the Incident Command System
– ICS-200 - ICS for Single Resources and Initial Action Incidents
– ICS-700.a - National Incident Management System (NIMS), An
– ICS-800.b - National Response Framework, An Introduction
– Psychological First Aid
– NVOAD Points of Consensus - Disaster Spiritual Care
• Awareness of and adherence to PoC
What do we need to respond?
Education for members of teams
• Advanced and Specialized
– National Organization for Victims Assistance (NOVA) "Basic Training"
– International Critical Incident Stress Management Foundation - Critical
Incident Stress Management
– FEMA - ICS-300
– FEMA - ICS-400 – Recommended
• Recommended Additional Trainings and Resources
– Centers for Disease Control - Coping with Disaster Resources
– Cultural Competency Curriculum for Disaster Preparedness and Crisis
Response – FREE onlin modules offered by HHS-Office for Minority
Health and founded on the National Standards for Culturally and
Linguistically Appropriate Services in Health and Health Care (National
CLAS Standards)
– Texas Functional and Access Needs - Resources
• (recommended to be familiar with resources available.)
What happens next?
What happens next?
• We need the local and regional public health,
VOADs, CISM teams, OSARs, LMHAs, and
Substance Use Disorder treatment providers
to engage with your emergency management
• AND…to engage with each other!
Our Contact Information
Chance Freemen, Branch Manager
Office 512-206-5516
Cell 512-227-5249
Liza C. Chigos, Planning Coordinator
Office 512-206-5513
Cell 512-801-9816
Jennifer Reid, LMSW, Response Coordinator
Office 512-206-4840
Cell 512-705-4188
Joy Counce, Recovery Coordinator
Office 512-206-5866
Cell 512-633-5120