CERT Program of Kirkland, WA

Introduction to Post-Disaster Mental Health Support

  • Saturday, January 14, 2017
  • 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
  • Fire Station #26
  • 11


Registration is closed

Health Support Team (HST) is a non-profit organization dedicated to training non-professional volunteers in how to provide mental health support services in the aftermath of natural and man-made disasters.  Utilizing the HST curriculum, class participants will learn how to best help their family, friends and community members cope with emotional shock and stress responses in the aftermath of a disaster.  Areas covered include common responses to disaster and trauma; supportive communication and listening techniques; relaxation and stress reduction techniques; thinking strategies; resiliency development.  

This is the first of a two-part class series.  The introductory class focuses on preparation and rebuilding phases and is a prerequisite for the advanced class (offered separately).   

The class is taught by Janet Merriam, a graduate of CERT 13 and the HST "train the trainer" course.  Contact Janet with questions or concerns at jmerriam@kirklandwa.gov.   

Location: Fire Station #26 in North Rose Hill

Address: 9930 124th Avenue NE, Kirkland, WA 98033
Parking is limited, please refer to this map: http://www.kirklandwa.gov/Assets/Fire+and+Building/Fire+Images/station+26+parking+map.gif
Park on the street if all spaces are full.  Do not block garage doors or driveways.

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