Tuesday, May 21, 2013
The agency is also coordinating volunteer efforts for behavioral health professionals
The Oklahoma Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services has established an emergency response center within the tornado disaster zone in Moore. This center will be located in the Cleveland County Health Department at 424 S. Eastern Avenue in Moore, and will provide walk-in services in addition to coordinating mobile crisis response teams to be deployed throughout the impacted area.
The department is also coordinating volunteer efforts and providing mandatory training for behavioral health professionals wishing to assist with services for those in need.
If you are a licensed mental health professional, a certified case manager, or a certified recovery support specialist and would like to assist those affected by the May 20th Moore tornado please call 405-522-3908. Provide your name, certification or license number, email and a cell phone number and you will be contacted by a representative of the agency’s disaster response team. Credentials will be verified.
The training includes a refresher on psychological first aid, special response protocols, and an overview of the planned mental health response. To be admitted into the disaster zone, volunteers must have received training and hold a valid identification badge. Badges will be issued by the ODMHSAS at the completion of training.
For general information inquiries on volunteer deployment related to mental health services, contact the department at 405-522-3908.