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221.634.01 STRESS MANAGEMENT FOR RELIEF WORKERS

Department: International Health
Term: 3rd term
Credits: 2 credits
Contact: George Everly
Academic Year: 2013 - 2014
Course Instructor:
  • George Everly
Description:

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.

Learning Objective(s):
Upon successfully completing this course, students will be able to:
separate normal responses to a disaster from events related to incident stress
identify the psychological "first aid" which is needed for persons demonstrating the signs and symptoms of stress in emergency situations
organize an effective response using appropriate resources to mitigate the effects of stress on relief workers

Methods of Assessment: Student evaluation based on class participation, and a take-home final exam.
Location: East Baltimore
Class Times:
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  • Monday 1:30 - 3:20
Enrollment Minimum: 10
Instructor Consent: No consent required
Auditors Allowed: Yes, with instructor consent
Grading Restriction: Letter Grade or Pass/Fail