Self-Care for Disaster Responders

Topic: 
Responder Health & Safety
Format: 
Online Course
Time: 
35 minutes
Level: 
Introductory
University: 
University of North Carolina
PERLC: 
University of North Carolina PERLC
Bundles: 
Mental Health in Public Health Emergencies
Responder Safety and Health

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Description: 

This training, offered by the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health, builds awareness of the importance of self-care and basic self-care principles for a disaster responder. It is part of the North Carolina Disaster Response Network Training series

Learning Objectives: 
  • Understand why mental health disaster responders need to be particularly attentive to self-care in disasters
  • Recognize how caring for yourself is part of assisting others
  • Be aware of compassion fatigue and related terms
  • Describe four types of self-care practice
  • Recognize when to apply self-care methods
PHEP Capabilities: 
Responder Safety and Health