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Skills for Psychological Recovery (SPR)

Three dates - Three locations

Time: 9:00 am - 4:30p


When and Where:

  • March 15, 2018 - Franklin Memorial Hospital, Farmington (CANCELED)
  • March 22, 2018 - Hilton Garden Inn, Freeport, ME
  • March 29, 2018 - Hampton Inn, Ellsworth, ME

Program Overview: SPR is an evidence informed modular approach to help children, adolescents, adults and families in the weeks and months following disaster and exposure to trauma. This training offers SPR with a skills development approach, useful after the time when Psychological First Aid is utilized. SPR is designed to foster effective coping with post-disaster stresses by utilizing several core skill sets to promote the recovery of survivors, prevent maladaptive behaviors and prioritize a survivors’ resilience while focusing on individual needs and capabilities.

• Protect the mental health of disaster survivors
• Enhance survivors’ abilities to address their needs and
• Teach skills to promote the recovery of survivors
• Prevent maladaptive behaviors while identifying and
prioritizing a survivor’s needs

1. Identify and prioritize survivor’s needs
2. Assist survivors in learning core skills by teaching:
• Problem-solving skills
• Promoting positive activities
• Managing reactions
• Promoting helpful thinking
• Rebuilding healthy social connections

This is a skills-based training that presents the concepts developed
by The National Center for PTSD and the National Child Traumatic
Stress Network for the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Service Administration, and authored by (in alphabetical order): Berkowitz, S., Bryand, R., Brymer, M., Hamblen, J., Jacobs, A., Layne, C., Macy, R., Osofsky, H., Pynoos, R., Ruzek, J., Steinberg, A., Vernberg, E., & Watson, P. in Skills for Psychological Recovery: Field Operations Guide, (2010).

Mental health and substance abuse providers, psychiatrists, nurses, psychologists, social workers, spiritual care providers, first responders, and other individuals who wish to learn more about the behavioral health response to disasters or are interested in joining the Maine Disaster Behavioral Health Response Team.

For more information about Maine 's DBH Activities, contact:
Kathleen Wescott, Director, Disaster Behavioral Health,
Public Health Emergency Preparedness, Maine CDC
Tel: 287-3796

To register online complete and submit the registration form. For more information contact AdCare, Ballard Center, 6 East Chestnut Street, Suite 101, Augusta, ME, 04330, 207.626.3615 (voice), V/TTY: dial 711, 207.621.2550 (fax) or

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This course is sponsored by the Maine Center for Disease Control and Prevention, An Office of the Department of Health and Human Services.

Non-Discrimination Notice: The Department of Health and Human Services (“DHHS”) does not discriminate on the basis of disability, race, color, sex, gender, sexual orientation, age, national origin, religious or political belief, ancestry, familial or marital status, genetic information, association, previous assertion of a claim or right, or whistleblower activity, in admission or access to, or the operation of its policies, programs, services, or activities, or in hiring or employment practices. This notice is provided as required by and in accordance with Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (“ADA”); Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, as amended; Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, as amended; Age Discrimination Act of 1975; Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972; Section 1557 of the Affordable Care Act; the Maine Human Rights Act; Executive Order Regarding State of Maine Contracts for Services; and all other laws and regulations prohibiting such discrimination. To view the full disclosure go to: