Wild fires, earthquakes and flooding regularly devastate large parts of California. For those of us living and working in affected communities, SCV-CAMFT hopes that you, your colleagues, and loved ones are all safe.
Professional training in crisis intervention and disaster mental health is proving to be crucial to the support MFTs can provide to communities experiencing shock, fear, and grief. If you are interested in how to become involved professionally, please explore the
CAMFT has established the Crisis Response Education & Resources Committee (CRERC) to support professional development in the field of crisis response. They have listed suggested trainings and resources to hone your skills. You can join the Crisis Response Development Group to receive email updates from the committee and to network online with other therapists interested in disaster intervention work.
The loss and devastation following a natural disaster can linger in the community long after the crisis itself has passed. Please see the links below for helpful resource materials compiled by CAMFT’s Crisis Response Education & Resources Committee (CRERC) to reference while helping those in need deal with the mental and emotional aftershocks