221.634.01 STRESS MANAGEMENT FOR RELIEF WORKERS
- George Everly
Provides awareness of emotional stress faced by health workers providing humanitarian assistance in emergency situations. Topics include signs and symptoms of stress disorders (critical-incident stress), components of critical-incidence management programs, and provision of services to prevent long-term mental health consequences.
This course is designed to help relief workers manage the stresses that emergency programs create in field situations. When you have completed the course you will be able to: 1)separate normal responses to a disaster from events related to incident stress; 2) identify the psychological "first aid" which is needed for persons demonstrating the signs and symptoms of stress in emergency situations; and 3) organize an effective response using appropriate resources to mitigate the effects of stress on relief workers.
- Monday 1:30 - 3:20