Psychological Disorders

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Effect of Disasters on Mental Health for Children and Adolescents

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This course covers the following topics: 

  • Risk Factors
  • Psychological First Aid for Children and Adolescents
  • What Parents Can Do to Help
  • Common Reactions of Children and Adolescents to Traumatic Stress
  • Pathological Reactions of Children and Adolescents to Traumatic Stress
  • Treatment Options

Throughout the course you will have the opportunity to participate in a scenario-based activity, in which you will...

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Effect of Disasters on Mental Health: Technical Level

Collage of various disaster scenarios with traumatized participants

There are three modules in this course:

  • Module 1: Assessment and Intervention in the Immediate Aftermath of a Disaster
  • Module 2: Assessment and Intervention in the Weeks/Months after the Disaster
  • Module 3: Cultural Awareness

There are review questions at the end of each module. These review questions will provide you with an opportunity to apply the knowledge and skills presented in these modules. In addition, some...

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Effect of Disasters on Mental Health: Awareness Level

Cross-section of a brain overlaying a fallen building disaster situation

There are three sections in this course:

  • Section 1: Disaster, Trauma and Proximity to the Event
  • Section 2: Psycho-Physiology of Trauma and Fear
  • Section 3: Tools for Understanding

There are review questions at the end of modules. These review questions will provide you with an opportunity to apply the knowledge and skills presented in these modules. In addition, some modules contain practice exercises to help you better understand the...

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Responding to a Crisis: Managing Emotions and Stress Scenario

View of the inside of an emergency shelter

This course utilizes scenario-based learning to cover concepts of Psychological First Aid in responding to disasters. The user makes decisions about how to respond to the emotional needs of disaster victims and volunteers. This course is intended for the public health workforce, as well as anyone involved in post-disaster recovery. 

Intended Audience

public health workforce, as well as anyone involved in post-disaster recovery

Learning Objectives:

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