Effects of Disasters
The emotional effects from loss or damage to homes, loss of family pets, and displacement from neighbors, friends, and support systems can cause unusual stress as people begin to rebuild their lives. Just as it can take months to rebuild damaged buildings, it takes time to grieve losses and rebuild lives.
Effects on Children
Children are especially vulnerable both during and after a disaster. Younger children may become clingy with parents, scared to sleep alone or show aggressive behaviors at home or school. Older youths may have delinquent behaviors, defiance, social withdrawal or decline in school performance. Children, as well as adults, need to express themselves. It is important to encourage all survivors to talk about their experience.
West Liberty Tornado Anniversary
The ceremony featured the launch of 51 heat-propelled remembrance lanterns into darkening, snowy skies. The first seven were white, representing the seven miles another tornado that struck Morgan County two days before the March 2 disaster traveled. The next 37 were blue, representing the 37 miles the March 2 tornado traveled. And the final seven were white, representing the seven victims, six of whom died during the storm and one who perished four days later. Read More
Worry Stones
Keep a stone in your pocket or somewhere nearby. When you start to worry or have uncomfortable thoughts about an event, you can hold the stone in your hand. Rubbing the stone between the thumb and forefinger is relaxing and can take worries away. Many people all over the world believe that rubbing the stone can relieve physical or emotional pain, anxiety, and stress.
After A Disaster
When a stressful event such as a natural disaster occurs, it can result in emotional and/or physical distress. Stress levels can increase to the point that normal coping skills needed for dealing with daily life become inadequate. The emotional and financial strain following a disaster can be overwhelming.

The Project Recovery RSP 4057 grant project will end on May 12, 2013. Project Recovery Teams have provided services in Johnson, Magoffin, Martin and Morgan counties since the tornado's that occurred in March, 2012. Outreach workers have diligently sought out families, students and community members who were impacted by the devastating tornado damage and provided crisis counseling and referral services as needed. As our program now comes to a close, we would like to take this opportunity to say "Thank You" for your continued support.

About Project Recovery

The Crisis Counseling Assistance and Training Program (commonly referred to as the Crisis Counseling Program or CCP) is funded by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) through the Robert T. Stafford Disaster Relief and Emergency Assistance Act. Crisis counseling programs aim to meet the short-term mental health needs of affected communities through counseling program, outreach, public education, training, and referral. The crisis counseling program has provided brief mental health services to millions of disaster survivors since its inception and has become an important model for response to a variety of catastrophic events.

The CCP is a partnership between FEMA and the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services (SAMHSA) Center for Mental Health Services (CMHS). CMHS provides states with consultation and assistance in implementing the program. The Disaster Technical Assistance Center (DTAC) provides technical assistance throughout the phases of disaster recovery.

Program Overview

The mission of the CCP is to assist individuals and communities in recovering from the effects of natural and human-caused disasters through the provision of community-based outreach and psycho-educational services. The CCP supports short-term interventions that involve the counseling goals of assisting disaster survivors in understanding their current situation and reactions, mitigating stress, assisting survivors in reviewing their disaster recovery options, promoting the use or development of coping strategies, providing emotional support, and encouraging linkages with other individuals and agencies who may help survivors in their recovery process (recovery to their pre-disaster level of functioning).

The goal of Project Recovery is to provide support and information as well as empower people to regain control of their lives. Crisis counseling helps disaster survivors recognize normal stress reactions.

Upcoming Events

**Subject to Change
Date Location Event County
May 2 Country Music Highway Museum “Front Porch Pickin” Johnson County
May 3 Paintsville Recreation Center “Hometown Jamboree” Johnson County
May 3-5 Mountain Homeplace "Battle of Hager's Farm" Johnson County
May 4 Paintsville Recreation Center "Shopping for a Cure - Relay for Life" Johnson County
May 7 Paintsville First Church of God "Food Bank" Johnson County
May 9 Country Music Highway Museum “Front Porch Pickin” Johnson County
May 10 Camp Caleb Christian Camp “Caleb's Mountain Mud Run” Johnson County
May 10 Paintsville Recreation Center “Hometown Jamboree” Johnson County
May 10-11 Combs Airport “Hillbilly Arm Drop Drag Races ” Johnson County

Previous Events

Date Location Event County
July 4th Salyersville Independence Day Magoffin County
July 4th Paintsville Independence Day Johnson County
August 1 Salyersville Middle School Open House Magoffin County
August 2 South Magoffin/Salyersville Grade School Open House Magoffin County
August 6 North Magoffin High School Open House Magoffin County
August 28-31 Salyersville Founders Day Event Magoffin County
August 31 Combs Airport Hillbilly Arm Drop Drag Races Johnson County
September 1 Combs Airport Hillbilly Arm Drop Drag Races Johnson County
September 13-15 Mountain Homeplace Heritage Days Johnson County
October 5 Paintsville Apple Day Festival Johnson County
October 6 Paintsville Apple Day Festival Johnson County
October 13 Mountain Homeplace Run For Your Lives 5K Run Johnson County
October 19-20 Mountain Homeplace Haunted Trail Ride Johnson County
October 25-26 Mountain Homeplace Haunted Trail Ride Johnson County
October 27 Highlands Plaza Safe Trick or Treat Johnson County
November 24 Johnson County Public Library Family Fun Saturday Johnson County
November 27 Paintsville First Church of God Food Bank Johnson County
December 20 Country Music Highway Museum “Front Porch Pickin” Johnson County
December 21 Paintsville Recreation Center “Hometown Jamboree” Johnson County
December 23 Christ United Church Majesty of Heaven Choir Show Johnson County
December 24 Christ United Methodist Church Candle Light Service johnson County
December 27 Country Music Highway Museum “Front Porch Pickin” Johnson County
December 28 Paintsville Recreation Center “Hometown Jamboree” Johnson County
December 29 Johnson County Public Library Family Fun Saturday Johnson County
January 3 Country Music Highway Museum “Front Porch Pickin” Johnson County
January 4 Paintsville Recreation Center “Hometown Jamboree” Johnson County
January 17 Country Music Highway Museum “Front Porch Pickin” Johnson County
January 18 Paintsville Recreation Center “Hometown Jamboree” Johnson County
January 22 Paintsville First Church of God "Food Bank" Johnson County
January 24 Country Music Highway Museum “Front Porch Pickin” Johnson County
January 28 Paintsville First Church of God "Food Bank" Johnson County
January 31 Country Music Highway Museum “Front Porch Pickin” Johnson County
February 1 Paintsville Recreation Center “Hometown Jamboree” Johnson County
February 2 Kernie Freewill Baptist Church "Pickin' & Grinin'" Magoffin County
February 5 Paintsville First Church of God "Food Bank" Johnson County
February 7 Country Music Highway Museum “Front Porch Pickin” Johnson County
February 8 Paintsville Recreation Center “Hometown Jamboree” Johnson County
February 9 Lake Front Church of God "Valentine's Dinner" Magoffin County
February 12 Paintsville First Church of God "Food Bank" Johnson County
February 13 Lake Front Church of God "Water into Wine Food Pantry" Magoffin County
February 19 Paintsville First Church of God "Food Bank" Johnson County
February 20 Lake Front Church of God "Water into Wine Food Pantry" Magoffin County
February 21 Country Music Highway Museum “Front Porch Pickin” Johnson County
February 22 Paintsville First Church of God "Food Bank" Johnson County
March 2 Morgan County High School "West Liberty Tornado Anniversary Memorial Service" Morgan County
March 22 Johnson County Public Library "Family Fun Day" Johnson County
March 24 Faith Baptist Church "The Prince of Love" Easter Play Magoffin County
March 30 Mountain Homeplace “Easter Egg Hunt” Johnson County
April 2 Paintsville First Church of God "Food Bank" Johnson County
April 4 Country Music Highway Museum “Front Porch Pickin” Johnson County
April 5 Paintsville Recreation Center “Hometown Jamboree” Johnson County
April 6 Paintsville Medical Office Building "2013 Highlands Jigsaw 5K Run/Walk" Johnson County
April 6 Coal Miners' Museum “Coal Miners' Museum's Building Turns 100 Years Old ” Johnson County
April 9 Paintsville First Church of God "Food Bank" Johnson County
April 11 Country Music Highway Museum “Front Porch Pickin” Johnson County
April 12 Paintsville Recreation Center “Hometown Jamboree” Johnson County
April 12-14 Gardener Farm "Battle of Ivy Point/Gardener Farm Civil War Reenactment" Magoffin County
April 16 Paintsville First Church of God "Food Bank" Johnson County
April 18 Country Music Highway Museum “Front Porch Pickin” Johnson County
April 19 Paintsville Recreation Center “Hometown Jamboree” Johnson County
April 23 Paintsville First Church of God "Food Bank" Johnson County
April 25 Country Music Highway Museum “Front Porch Pickin” Johnson County
April 26 Paintsville Recreation Center “Hometown Jamboree” Johnson County
April 30 Paintsville First Church of God "Food Bank" Johnson County

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