About the Tri-County Crisis Response Team
The Tri-County Crisis Response team is dispatched 24 hours a day, 7 days a week through the Tri-County Crisis Hotline located in Miami County, Ohio
The Tri-County Crisis Response Team provides services upon request to any local business, school, first responders, or other community group within Darke, Miami, and Shelby counties where a crisis-like event has taken place.
Examples of such trauma-inducing events would be:
What is a Community Crisis?
Whole communities or groups of people, just as individuals, may suffer trauma in the aftermath of disasters, crimes, or tragic death.
While almost everyone is in shock, individual reactions may vary. Individuals may experience a wide array of emotions, such as anger, euphoria, fear, sadness, or helplessness.
How Can the Tri-County Response Team Help?
The experienced professional at a work site or in the community, who would normally be called upon to help, may also be involved in the crisis. For this reason, it often helps to have outsiders come for a short period of time to offer information and suggestions on how to prepare to respond to the distress.
BuchananB@tcbmds.orgFor more information or presentations about Tri-County Crisis Services, please contact Beth Buchanan by email or by calling 937.761.2449
The Tri-County Crisis Response Team will send a team to any requested group located in Darke, Miami, and Shelby counties. This official request or invitation should come from someone with authority at the site of the community crisis. Generally, team members can respond within 24 hours. The team will provide services for no more than forty eight (48) hours. The individual or agency requesting the team may be asked to assist the team leader in arranging details such as meeting location that is a private area in a building of adequate size to provide training to local community members and to hold the group crisis intervention sessions for victims, care providers, and first responders to the crisis event.
There is no fee for the Tri-County Crisis team’s services. However, local community organizations may provide support.
When appropriate, the Tri-County Crisis Response Team will request assistance from the Ohio Crisis Response Team (OCRT) and/or a national response team from the National Organization for Victim Assistance (NOVA) when the scope of the community crisis is extensive, and when national attention may fall upon the Ohio community. After the initial request is made to OCRT or NOVA, the Tri-County Crisis team will serve as an intermediary between the local individual responsible for inviting the OCRT/NOVA team(s) and the OCRT/NOVA staff arranging the national team response.
The Tri-County Crisis Response Team will coordinate with existing Critical Incident Stress Management teams, the Red Cross, local crisis teams, or any other organizations responding to the community to insure comprehensive community wide services and to avoid duplication of services.
In those situations where individuals have specific needs as a result of the crisis, the Tri-County Board will request help from professionals in the community to assist in providing crisis intervention counseling and support on an individual basis.
How to Become a Member of the
Members of the Tri-County Crisis Response include professionals from social services, education, law enforcement, business, medical, clergy, victim advocates, and other specialists who have volunteered to serve.
Many members of the team are also members of the Ohio Crisis Response Team.