Evaluation of a National Effort to Reach Hurricane Katrina Survivors and Evacuees: The Crisis Counseling Assistance and Training Program

@article{Norris2009EvaluationOA,
  title={Evaluation of a National Effort to Reach Hurricane Katrina Survivors and Evacuees: The Crisis Counseling Assistance and Training Program},
  author={Fran H. Norris and Nikki D. Bellamy},
  journal={Administration and Policy in Mental Health and Mental Health Services Research},
  year={2009},
  volume={36},
  pages={165-175}
}
Hurricane Katrina created the largest population of internally displaced persons in the history of the United States. Exceptions to Federal Emergency Management Agency’s (FEMA’s) usual eligibility requirements allowed states from across the nation to apply for Crisis Counseling Assistance and Training Program (CCP) grants to provide services to evacuees. Over a 16-month period, crisis counselors documented 1.2 million individual and group encounters across 19 CCPs. Most encounters (936,000, 80… CONTINUE READING