In 2017-2018 SRT, Inc. obtained a grant to train rural community ‘caregivers’ to support the emotional and spiritual care of those impacted by back-to-back devastating wild fires. Dr. John Call and Mary G. Hughes identified very early on, rural folks don’t get their care from a mental health care provider but from the people in their community they trust the most: volunteer firefighters, veterinarians, ER nurses, pastors, seed and farm suppliers ... to name a few. They spent months traveling western Oklahoma, building the capacity of these community champions to serve their neighbors in a more holistic way. View this brief video for more information--
As we have reported previously, in response to 2017 and 2018 historic northwestern Oklahoma wildfires, SRT, Inc. is providing local community leaders new skills to assist the emotional and spiritual recovery of their disaster affected communities. Through a specialized menu of trainings SRT, Inc. seek to enhance the ability of local stakeholders as they assist children, adolescents, adults, and families effectively cope with post-disaster stress and hardship.
Recently the New Yorker Magazine published an article about the 2017 NW Oklahoma wildfire. It is quite informative. You can view it here