Colorado Crisis Education and Response Network (CoCERN)
Trust is required for effective partnership. It is expected that all CoCERN Partner Agencies will act in accordance with a trust in the whole and will work to support all partner agencies in their primary missions whenever possible.
Behavioral health disaster planning requires the ongoing collaboration of individuals from different organizations and agencies. Collaboration must exist at all levels of the planning and response process.
Cooperation during response is a core responsibility of all partnering organizations. Cooperation must exist at all levels of the planning and response process, while respect for each agency’s mission is maintained.
CoCERN is a body functioning with multiple parts, and it is expected that all partnering entities will work to coordinate respectfully before, during, and after a response effort.
Strong, clear communication among entities and individuals is a functional requirement for a strong disaster behavioral health response. This includes efforts to address performance issues following the event.
CoCERN strives to meet the needs of all Colorado citizens during crisis and recovery. Thus, CoCERN will work with all survivors, regardless of national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, religious/faith background; CoCERN includes agencies and individuals that represent and provide services to underrepresented cultures and communities. CoCERN will consciously and deliberately reach out to any and all in need and will work deliberately to prevent any inappropriate marketing or proselytizing during a disaster response.