By Donna Ledbetter, Research and Information Services Division, Writer/Editor
In the aftermath of the Boston Marathon bombing earlier this week, NIC would like to provide you with resources to find assistance in coping with the tragedy and assisting investigators who are trying to find the source(s) responsible for the bombing.
For crisis counseling, contact the Disaster Distress Helpline sponsored by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration by calling 1-800-985-5990, by texting TalkWithUs to 66746, or by visiting Disaster Distree Helpline.
Marathon attendees with information or visual images of the explosion are asked to contact the Federal Bureau of Investigation by e-mail at Boston@ic.fbi.gov.
In addition, there are resources available from NIC to help with crisis intervention and response should an emergency situation occur in a correctional facility. Please consult these resources for more information:
Crisis Intervention Teams: A Frontline Response to Mental Illness in Corrections
Leadership in Times of Critical Incidents (e-course)
Crisis Intervention Teams: An Effective Response to Mental Illness in Corrections
Systematic Approaches to Emergency Preparedness Affecting Correctional Communities
Crisis Intervention Teams: A Frontline Response to Mental Illness in Corrections (Lesson Plans and Participant Manual)
Corrections and Mental Health: An Update of the National Institute of Corrections (Crisis Intervention Teams)
A Guide to Preparing and Responding to Prison Emergencies: Self-Audit Checklists, National Survey Results, Resource Materials, Case Studies
A Guide to Preparing and Responding to Jail Emergencies: Self-Audit Checklists, National Survey Results, Resource Materials, Case Studies
Responding to a High-Profile Tragic Incident Involving a Person with a Serious Mental Illness: A Toolkit for State Mental Health Commissioners (article)
For additional resources on Crisis Intervention
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