In-person Training and Continuing Education Opportunities
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Green Cross Academy of Traumatology, an international, humanitarian assistance, non-profit corporation, established in 1997 to bring together world leaders in the study of traumatology for the purpose of establishing and maintaining professionalism and high standards in the care of trauma victims and responders throughout the world.
Accredited training sites for Traumatology can be found at this link:
This provides a full collection of free in-depth Continuing Education resources for the Professional community concerned with trauma. Some courses offer continuing education credits for those needing extra training in traumatology.
Learn from the experts and get CE/CME Credit!
Research-based courses at your convenience (24/7).
Volunteer and Resources
APA's Disaster Resource Network (DRN) is a group of approximately 2,500 licensed psychologists across the U.S. and Canada who have expertise in the psychological impact of disasters on individuals, families and communities. Informed by psychological research, DRN members voluntarily engage in preparedness, response and recovery activities. The DRN supports APA's mission to apply psychological knowledge to benefit society and improve people's lives. 2016 marked the 25th anniversary of APA’s Disaster Resource Network. The Practice Directorate held a celebration during the APA convention, and DRN psychologists and conference attendees came together to recognize the occasion and discuss the program. The DRN also held a skill-building session on models that work in disaster mental health interventions and a disaster training at the Denver Red Cross chapter.
In the United States, DRN members are or become Red Cross Disaster Mental Health (DMH) volunteers. APA partners with the American Red Cross to facilitate this connection. Some DRN members work with other disaster entities such as a state crisis response teams. In Canada, DRN members offer psychological assistance primarily through provincial ministries of health. Some provincial DRN programs also have collaborative agreements with their province's Red Cross chapters.
Take a free 30-minute Red Cross online course "Disaster Mental Health: Introduction" to see if these activities may be for you. (Note: If you can't see the forward and backward buttons on the online course window, maximize the viewing area of your Web browser.)
Please contact your state, provincial or territorial psychological association to connect with its DRN coordinator, or contact the APA's DRN Office.
APA DRN brochure (PDF, 67KB)
Offers continuing education credit for trauma informed care curriculum. Please visit site for more information. Along with other list of other videos. Please visit link to the sites educational gallery.
The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) is the agency within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services that leads public health efforts to advance the behavioral health of the nation. SAMHSA's mission is to reduce the impact of substance abuse and mental illness on America's communities. Offers many Resources
Recommended: Reading SAMHSA Disaster Technical Assistance Center Supplemental Research Bulletin: Disaster Behavioral Health Interventions Inventory
FEMA: Emergency Managment Institute: The National Preparedness online Course Catalog provides searchable, integrated information on courses provided or managed by FEMA’s Center for Domestic Preparedness (CDP), Emergency Management Institute (EMI), and National Training and Education Division (NTED). If you have any questions or comments please contact EMI at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Houston Recovers is up-to-date resource to meet the needs of those displaced populations that need aids, guides to the ongoing recovery efforts, shelters, donation, volunteer, resources and much more information. The site is constantly being updated so it is helpful to follow to determine how you can best be aided or aid.