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Before Deployment

Green Cross Academy of Traumatology recommends the following before you are deployed.Those being deployed need to be prepared for any contingency.  They should be able to put their affairs in order in a short period of time.  GCAT offers a checklist of issues that need attention prior to deployment:

  • immunizations are up to date
  • health insurance is up to date
  • insurance cards and information should be taken with you during deployment
  • prescriptions are filled and available during deployment
  • necessary medications are available in excess of what is needed for the expected period of deployment
  • financial matters are in order and someone is familiar with your finances in case you are deployed for a longer period than expected
  • arrangements are made with your employer
  • childcare is arranged
  • appointments and other obligations that fall during the deployment period are rescheduled or cancelled
  • arrangements are made for care of your pets
  • family members have been prepared for the eventuality of your deployment and have been briefed on the current situation
  • a will has been prepared and appropriate people have been advised
  • arrangements are made to hold mail and newspapers (if necessary)

The Academy also recommends:

  • if a mental health provider, patients/clients are dealt with appropriately, there is a covering practitioner in case of emergencies and patients/clients are made aware of how to contact the covering practitioner
  • ensure that your mobile phone service covers the area where you are being deployed
  • check with your health insurance to know who are covered medical providers in the area where you are being deployed
  • reacquaint yourself with the signs and symptoms of compassion fatigue and burn-out
  • make sure you are psychologically prepared for deployment

Those who are deployed do so at their own risk and responsibility.  The Academy and GCAT are not responsible for the healthcare of individuals who are deployed.

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TRAUMATIC STRESS SPECIALITIES

• CERTIFICATION IN FORENSIC TRAUMATOLOGY (C.F.T)
• CERTIFICATION IN BEREAVEMENT TRAUMA (C.B.T.)
• CERTIFICATION IN DOMESTIC VIOLENCE (C.D.V.)
• CERTIFICATION IN MOTOR VEHICLE TRAUMA (C.M.V.T.)
• CERTIFICATION IN SEXUAL ABUSE (C.S.A.)
• CERTIFICATION IN DISABILITY TRAUMA (C.D.T.)
• CERTIFICATION IN RAPE TRAUMA (C.R.T.)
• CERTIFICATION IN PAIN MANAGEMENT (C.P.M.)
• CERTIFICATION IN STRESS MANAGEMENT (C.S.M.)
• CERTIFICATION IN ILLNESS TRAUMA (C.I.T.)
• CERTIFIED CRISIS CHAPLAIN (C.C.C.)
• CERTIFICATION IN CHILD TRAUMA (C.C.T)
• CERTIFICATION IN CRISIS INTERVENTION (C.C.I.)
• CERTIFICATION IN WAR TRAUMA (C.W.T.)

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crisis management specialities

• CERTIFICATION IN EMERGENCY CRISIS RESPONSE (C.E.C.R.)
• CERTIFICATION IN SCHOOL CRISIS RESPONSE (C.S.C.R.)
• CERTIFICATION IN UNIVERSITY CRISIS RESPONSE (C.U.C.R)
• CERTIFICATION IN CORPORATE CRISIS RESPONSE (C.C.C.R.)

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diplomate credential

The Diplomate distinction is a prestigious credential awarded to members that recognizes their experience in working with survivors of traumatic events and/or crisis management, knowledge, training and level of education.

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fellowship credential

The Fellowship designation is the highest honor the American Academy of Experts in Traumatic Stress and National Center for Crisis Management can bestow upon a member. This designation is awarded to Diplomates who have made significant contributions to the field and to the Academy or the Center.

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THE MISSION OF THE ACADEMY

  • INCREASE AWARENESS

    Increase Awareness of Effects of Traumatic Events and Crisis Situations on Human Functioning  

  • LOOK BEYOND PHYSICAL NEEDS

    Enable Professionals to Look Beyond Physical and Safety Needs and also Address Emergent Psychological Needs

  • ESTABLISH STANDARDS

    Improve the Quality of Support and Intervention and Establish Meaningful Standards Among Professionals Across Disciplines

  • TRAINING AND EDUCATION

    Provide Information and Training through it’s Educational Resource Center and Premier Speakers Bureau

  • SUrVIVOR TO THRIVER

    Ultimately to Assist Victims to Become Survivors and then Thrivers