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Disaster Preparedness for Mental Health and Substance Abuse Professionals and Facilities 20-716018 2 Hours


Upon completion of this course, the learner will be able to:

1. Discuss the repercussions emergencies and disasters have and how they affect mental health and the health care systems.
2. Discuss man-made disasters, bioterrorism, and other emergencies.
3. Explain the importance of planning emergency preparedness with regard to mental health issues.
4. Identify key aspects of mental health with regard to disaster response.

  1. Introduction
  2. Emergencies and Disasters
  3. Natural Disasters
  4. Man-Made Disasters
  5. Incidents of Mass Violence
  6. Other Incidents of Mass Trauma
  7. Other Emergencies
  8. Bioterrorism
  9. Healthcare Facility Preparations
  10. Who is At Risk for Emotional Distress
  11. Crisis Counseling
  12. Psychological Impact of Disaster Response
  13. Psychological Response Stages of Disaster
  14. Early Post-Disaster Interventions
  15. Summary