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New Online Course on Mental Health Crisis Management

NWCPHP recently released a new, one-hour online course, Responding to Disasters: Mental Health Crisis Management.

NWCPHP recently released a new, one-hour online course, Responding to Disasters: Mental Health Crisis Management.

January 9, 2013

If you were to respond to a disaster, would you know how to help survivors with their emotional needs? Often, disasters strike without warning, leaving many survivors feeling anxious and upset. NWCPHP’s new, one-hour online course, Responding to Disasters: Mental Health Crisis Management, will help you to anticipate the reactions of disaster survivors, identify those people at risk, and know how to connect survivors to appropriate resources.

The course is primarily intended for public health professionals who may respond to disasters or other public health emergencies. Nurses, program managers, administrators, and others will find the content of this course helpful as well.

After completing the course, participants should be able to:

  • Describe the psychosocial needs of disaster survivors who may be at risk for, or are experiencing, an emotional crisis
  • Identify strategies of crisis management to address the acute psychosocial needs of disaster survivors.
  • Analyze the strengths and weaknesses of existing models of crisis management for disaster survivors.

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