The Ohio Mental Health Counselors Association (OMHCA) provides professional information, education, training, and advocacy for Mental Health Counselors in Ohio. OMHCA is a vital and effective organization in advocating for the provision of a broad range of services to meet the mental health counseling needs of consumers in the Commonwealth.
OMHCA is a state chapter of the American Mental Health Counselors Association.
Urgent Disaster MentalHealthHelp Needed in Louisiana!
ACA is distributing this call for assistance in support of its partnership with the American Red Cross. ACA members have assisted in various disaster relief efforts in previous years, including Hurricane Katrina and the 2016 flooding in Missouri.
Louisiana is currently experiencing catastrophic flooding on the level of Hurricane Sandy. As of August 15, 2016, over 24,000 households have been affected and at least seven fatalities reported. Over 10,000 people are staying in 60 Red Cross shelters. In order to help those affected, the American Red Cross is currently deploying new disaster mental health volunteers with no prior Red Cross experience.
Many disaster mental health (DMH) workers are needed to support clients and responders who continue to struggle to cope with significant losses. Event-based volunteers will be trained onsite; no prior ARC DMH experience is required. If you meet the requirements for deployment outlined in this flier [http://www.counseling.org/docs/default-source/default-document-library/dmh-recruitment-081516.pdf?sfvrsn=2] , please consider going to the operation and offering your services as an event-based volunteer. Please note that the necessary requirements cannot be waived. Disaster relief operations are fluid and staff needs change daily. If you have any questions, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
As you may know HB 1840 passed the TN House Health Committee on Wednesday, March 23rd. While we have been able to change the minds of some key legislators, we must continue reaching out to those who remain undecided!
HB 1840 has been proposed in direct response to ACA's code of ethics (section A.11.b.). Discrimination for any reason is against ACA's Code of Ethics (sections A.4., A.11., and C.7.) and the profession upholds the principle that as counselors, we should do no harm.
We are asking all ACA members to please sign the petition below (by clicking the link) and stand with LPCs in TN!
Add your name to the petition and stand up against discrimination!
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