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Kentucky Community
Crisis Response Board

111 St. James Ct., Suite B

Frankfort, KY 40601


24-Hr. Response Request:
(502)- 607-5781


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Welcome to the KCCRB!

In a natural or man made disaster or under national security conditions many events will occur which will necessitate the coordination and delivery of crisis intervention and disaster behavioral health services.

Crisis intervention and disaster behavioral health services are the immediate and coordinated provision of consultation, assessment, risk assessment, referral, and psychological first aid to people affected by crisis or disaster.

The Kentucky Community Crisis Response Board (KCCRB) created under KRS Chapter 36 and recognized as the lead disaster behavioral health agency by the Department for Behavioral Health, Developmental & Intellectual Disabilities (DBHDID) (state mental health authority), Kentucky Division of Emergency Management (KyEM) and the American Red Cross (ARC), has the primary responsibility to provide disaster behavioral health services for the Commonwealth.

KCCRB ensures organized, rapid and effective crisis intervention response in the aftermath of crisis and disaster   The KCCRB recruits, trains, credentials and maintains a team to provide crisis intervention response services statewide.


Psychological First Aid

"Psychological First Aid" is the application of the three basic concepts of protect, direct and connect. It embraces the

  • addressing of immediate physical needs
  • comforting and consoling affected individuals
  • providing concrete information about where to turn for help
  • listening to and validating feelings
  • linking individuals to support systems
  • normalizing stress reactions to trauma and sudden loss
  • reinforcing positive coping skills
Crisis Response Team

Apply for team membership through KHELPS

Join the Team

KHELPS Information

KCCRB partners with KHELPS (Kentucky Health Emergency Listing of Professionals for Surge)

KHELPS is used to register, notify, and inform individuals who are interested in volunteering in the event of an accidental or intentional emergency, or intentional emergency, or other public health care disaster.

To help meet behavioral health surge capacity needs, KHELPS is partnering with the KCCRB to allow psychologists, counselors, therapists and a broad array of trained disaster behavioral health outreach personnel to become involved. Volunteers will receive training in incident management and an orientation to disaster behavioral health on-line.

To register as a Disaster Behavioral Health Volunteer click the following link: KENTUCKY HELPS


The KCCRB offers several crisis intervention courses. To see a list of courses offered and how to register, click KCCRB Training.










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Safe Call Now




Topic-Specific Hotlines






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On-line Credentialing Application Information for KCCRT members



Team Application


Medical Reserve Corp Volunteers

MRC Training Matrix


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Last Updated 1/14/2016