Redwood Empire CAMFT is hosting
FREE drop-in counseling for people/families affected by the NorCal fires
- Sat., Oct. 21st
- 11am to 4 pm
- Spanish speaking counselors available.
- Consejeros que hablan español disponibles.
Therapeutic games/art for kids while their parents speak to a counselor. Children can also talk to a counselor if they wish. Counselors are Licensed Marriage and Family Therapists (LMFTs), or other licensed mental health professionals.
- Where: Church of the Incarnation
- Address: 550 Mendocino Ave. between Cherry and 7th, Santa Rosa
- Park: In the garage at 521 7th St. between Mendocino & B St. or on the street
- Questions: firstname.lastname@example.org
Click here for the flyer. Version en español.
If you are a mental health provider who has taken one of RECAMFT's Brief Disaster Response trainings on 10/19 or 10/20, we need you to register for this event. ONLY RECAMFT members need to register (so we know how many counselors will be attending). All others are free to drop in throughout the day.
This event is limited to 50 RECAMFT member licensed counselors, and 10 RECAMFT member prelicensed counselors who can help run the event, and art tables.
This event is unlimited for the general public, and you do not need to pre-register. Just come!
Thoughts from Red Cross Disaster Mental Health volunteer, and Advanced Critical Incident Responder
Doreen Van Leeuwen, LMFT
Coping with life after the NorCal Firestorm
Who had any clue that when we went to bed on the night of Sunday, October 9, 2017, events were about to explode that would change our lives forever? The firestorm that has swept through our homes, businesses and lives is forcing us forward into a new and different reality. Many of us feel disoriented, confused, scared, sad, angry, and overwhelmed.
At this event, our objective is to provide gentle support and reassurance for those affected by the fires, including:
- Tips on how to manage grief and loss
- Tips on how to comfort your children
- Tips on how to manage long-term stress, frustration and anger as part of recovery
- Tips on helping your neighbors and co-workers
- Suggestions for maintaining and improving your resiliency
We invite anyone affected by this disaster, and who wants a listening ear to attend this event. Our professional, trained, licensed volunteers will be here to listen and offer support.