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Mental Health Clinician Volunteers Needed at March For Our Lives in D.C.

The DC Alumni Organization of Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School is partnering with the March For Our Lives - March to End Gun Violence event in Washington DC on March 24, 2018 to provide mental health support, psychological first aid, and respite spaces to participants in the march as needed. It is expected that there will be many students, staff, family members and community members from Stoneman Douglas High School and the Parkland area who have been directly affected by the mass shooting that occurred there. We are seeking volunteer clinicians to staff first aid tents, be available along the march route to assist participants in the crowd, and to staff respite spaces for participants to utilize as a calm, safe area. Volunteer clinicians must be at least a Master's level clinician and have a current license to practice in any state. We are especially in need of clinicians with experience in crisis response, psychological first aid, disaster response, trauma, anxiety, and in working with adolescents. None of the services provided to march participants by clinicians will be considered to be psychotherapy or constituting a therapeutic relationship. All clinician volunteers will need to be available the day of the March from 11am to 4pm in downtown DC near the march route, which is Pennsylvania Avenue between 12th Street and 3rd Street NW. Further details about specific locations will be forthcoming as march plans are finalized. If you are a clinician who meets the above criteria and are willing to volunteer, we welcome and greatly appreciate your time, energy and expertise. Please fill out the following Google Form and enter your contact information. We will be sending out more information as the day of the march approaches. This is an ever-evolving organizational plan so we appreciate your flexibility as we integrate our services with the march infrastructure.

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