CMR 557 - Disaster Mental Health ResponseCredits: (3)
Through exploring the phases of disaster recovery, students will learn basic triage and screening, psychological first aid and early interventions to help restore psychological, social and behavioral health. Using a strengths-based approach, students will learn to identify protective factors and to foster healthy coping skills, resilience and recovery before, during and after disasters. Students will also explore factors which increase the risk for development of more serious mental health problems and will develop a greater understanding of trauma and traumatic stress reactions, including suggestions for early identification and interventions. It is expected that students bring a general understanding of conflict management theories and be prepared to use their knowledge to explore and practice basic disaster mental health response. Learning process for this course involves a blended format which includes independent readings and experiential excercises, combined with intensive classroom lectures and dialogue.
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