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Be the First to Review our New Training Module!

NWCPHP is looking for people to pilot test our new online course, Responding to Disasters: Mental Health Crisis Management.

NWCPHP is looking for people to pilot test our new online course, Responding to Disasters: Mental Health Crisis Management.

June 19, 2012

The Northwest Center for Public Health Practice is preparing to release a new training module, Responding to Disasters: Mental Health Crisis Management. We are looking for pilot testers to review this training before we make it publicly available. The main target audience for this training is public health professionals, especially mid-level public health workers who may respond to a disaster or other public health emergency. Other target audiences include nurses, program managers, administrative employees, and first responders.

If you are interested in being a pilot tester, please submit your name and email address through this form by Monday, June 25. Pilot testing will begin during the week of June 25th. Feedback is due July 9th. We can accept up to 40 volunteers to pilot test this new module.

Module Description

Often, disasters strike without warning, leaving many survivors feeling anxious and upset. Others may have difficulty thinking or making decisions. As a responder, do you know how to help survivors with their psychosocial needs? After taking this module, you will be able to anticipate the reactions of disaster survivors, identify those people at risk, and know how to connect resources and support with the needs of survivors.

Learning Objectives

By the end of this training, you 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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