PHASES OF DISASTER:

  • Pre-Disaster/warning
  • Impact/inventory
  • Heroic
  • Honeymoon
  • Disillusionment
  • Coming to terms/Reconstruction

 


CRISIS COUNSELING:
1) Crisis Counseling/Critical Incident Stress Management (CISM)

    A) Authority over CISM Team Members
 

  • Non-Directly Impacted Areas
  • Directly Impacted Areas

    B) Procedures for Requesting CISM Assistance

  • Requests for CISM support shall come to the Coordinator, or designee, at the DOC. The Coordinator, or designee, shall log in all requests.
  • The Coordinator will follow up with the requesting agency to assess and prioritize needs.  Intervention will be based on that assessment

    C) Procedures of Deployment

 

Teams are deployed according to the needs of the requesting agencies (i.e., language and culture), the location of the incident, and the experience of the CISM team members.


    D) Transitioning from Immediate Response to Disaster Recovery Services

 

Once the immediate need for debriefing and stress management services is over, CISM Team members will return to their respective Service Areas, and the regular CISM On-Call Schedule will resume.

2) 5150 72- Hour Hold Procedures

  • The existing 72-hour hold procedure shall be maintained in emergencies, including use of the existing approved roster of personnel designated to initiate holds.
  • Directories listing staff home addresses and phone numbers, for use in emergencies, should include whether the individual is LPS designated
If possible, at least one LPS designated staff members hould be included on teams dispersed to shelters and DACs in order to handle possible psychiatric emergencies

 

PUBLIC INFORMATION AND EDUCATION
(all Brochures will be here in different languages)
Listen, Protect and Connect: Neighbor to Neigbor Family to Famiy
Listen, Protect and Connect PFA for Children
Listen, Protect, and Connect: Model and Teach Psychological First Aid for Schools 
Listen, Protect and Connect: Model and Teach PFA for Children by Educators
(US Department of Homeland Security websites http://www.ready.gov/ and http://www.listo.gov-Spanish)

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Related Information

Irma Castaneda, Ph.D., L.C.S.W.
Acting Deputy Director
Emergency Outreach Bureau
550 S. Vermont Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90020
(213) 738-4924
Disasterservices@dmh.lacounty.gov

Rakdy Khlok
Senior Disaster Services Analyst
550 S. Vermont Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90020
(213) 738-4919
RKhlok@dmh.lacounty.gov

Address:
California Department of Mental Health
1600 9th Street Rm. 260
Sacramento CA, 95814
Phone:916-651-3709

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