Updated Disaster Recovery Standards

Our Disaster Recovery Case Management standards were updated to provide further guidance to organizations responding to incidents of mass violence victimization.

The changes highlight the distinct needs of individuals who have suffered or witnessed man-made disasters, such as mass violence. Considerations around trauma-informed and culturally-responsive practices were strengthened and further incorporated into the standards, specifically when it comes to serving individuals with limited English proficiency, and LGBT and gender non-conforming service recipients. Recommendations regarding Mental Health First Aid and suicide prevention were added and we raised expectations around supervising direct service providers who work in high-intensity crisis situations. 

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WHO IS ACCREDITED?

Private Organization Accreditation

Sweetser, a Maine non-profit agency operating since 1828, provides comprehensive mental and behavioral health and substance abuse treatment services. Statewide, it serves around 15,000 consumers a year, including children, adults, and families in outpatient, office-based, and residential settings.
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VOLUNTEER TESTIMONIAL

Anita Paukovits

Volunteer Roles: Peer Reviewer

Being a COA peer reviewer has clearly played a role in my professional development and has made me a better administrator at my own agency as a result!  To be part of a professional network that is on the cutting edge of program, practice, fiscal responsibility, and insuring Best Practice across the field is an amazing opportunity.
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