The “Day 1″ ONLINE component of Disaster Behavioral Health Responder Training (DBHRT) Basic Course is being offered beginning on May 6, 2013. PLEASE NOTE: This online training section must be successfully completed by May 31st. Click here to access Rhode Island Disaster Behavioral Health Responder Online Training.
The “Day 2″ classroom-based training component will be held on June 7, 2013 at the RICCMHO office, 40 Sharpe Drive, Suite 3 (entrance in rear of building), Cranston, RI 02920. This DBHRT training will provide participants with the knowledge and skills required to provide effective post-critical incident behavioral health interventions in the community, and will qualify them to be members of the State and Community Mental Health Organizations’ Disaster Response Teams.
Please call (401)228-7990 if you have any questions.
The Rhode Island Council of Community Mental Health Organizations (RICCMHO) is a not-for-profit 501(c)(3) association representing nine organizations that provide treatment and rehabilitation to help people recover from mental illness and substance use disorders. RICCMHO members serve nearly 70,000 adults, children, and families in communities across Rhode Island.
What is volunteer advocacy all about?
The purpose of volunteer advocacy is to broaden the base of behavioral health ambassadors in the Rhode Island community. In May 2002, the board of the Rhode Island Council of Community Mental Health Organizations (RICCMHO) voted to implement this effort to better coordinate its advocacy activities, especially those aimed at state leaders. Go to the “Advocacy” page of our website to read more on this topic.
The Rhode Island Council of Community Mental Health Organizations (RICCMHO) is a responsive resource comprised of private, non-profit community behavioral health organizations in Rhode Island. Established in 1979, the Council is an effective conduit through which member organizations channel their collective expertise to form a united voice of public advocacy for all persons with mental illness. For more information, please go to the “About Us” page of our website.