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Often, disasters strike without warning, leaving many survivors feeling anxious and upset. Others may have difficulty thinking or making decisions. As a responder, do you know how to help survivors with their emotional needs? After completing this course, you will be able to anticipate the reactions of disaster survivors, identify those people at risk, and know how to connect survivors to appropriate resources.
- Describe the psychosocial needs of disaster survivors who may be at risk for, or are experiencing, an emotional crisis
- Identify strategies of crisis management to address the acute psychosocial needs of disaster survivors
- Analyze the strengths and weaknesses of existing models of crisis management for disaster survivors