What is a sudden and/or traumatic event?
(can include non-fatal events)
Completed Suicide- Confirmed and Non-confirmed
Drug Overdose – Intentional and Unintentional
Fatal Car/ATV/Snowmobile Accidents
Exposure to Violence or Traumatic Event
The WCCRT firmly believes that individuals are resilient and that if offered support, interventions and/or information, most individuals affected by a traumatic loss can heal without formal counseling or interventions. By responding to a request, the WCCRT seeks to reduce the often overwhelming feelings of helplessness, confusion, and heightened anxiety that is normal following a traumatic loss or event.
The WCCRT is on call seven days a week throughout the year for events occurring in Washington County. Any member of the community, agency representative, police jurisdiction, fire department, hospital, school, faith-based organization or other organization can call to invite a response by the team. Activation begins with a discussion between the person requesting support and the WCBHB staff to determine the specific level of response.
Response activities may include the following:
The team will not be providing therapy or clinical interventions
- Direct Intervention:
Facilitated small group discussions
- Indirect Intervention:
Problem solving and practical assistance
Emailing resources and supports