Crisis Counseling Assistance and Training Program Fact Sheet
The CCP supports short-term interventions that involve the counseling goals of assisting disaster survivors in understanding their current situation and reactions, mitigating stress, assisting survivors in reviewing their disaster recovery options, promoting the use or development of coping strategies, providing emotional support, and encouraging linkages with other individuals and agencies who may help survivors in their recovery process. This document gives a brief program overview of CCP.
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The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) implements the Crisis Counseling and Training Program (CCP) as supplemental assistance available to states, local, tribal, and its territories. The Robert T. Stafford Disaster Relief and Emergency Assistance Act, 1974 authorizes FEMA to fund mental health assistance and training activities in areas that have received a Presidential disaster declaration. The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ (HHS) Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) works with FEMA through an interagency agreement to provide technical assistance, consultation, grant administration, program oversight and training for state mental health authorities and designated tribal authorities.
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