Introduction to Mental Health Preparedness
|Length:||3 hours and 50 minutes|
|Description:||This training is designed to help professionals and volunteers understand the psychosocial consequences of disasters and what behaviors can assist disaster survivors immediately following a disaster.
This training has accompanying materials which are an integral part of the training content. All materials will be provided as you progress through the training.
This training has been inactivated. Only users who have completed this training may access it to reprint a certificate of completion. Any users who have not completed the training cannot begin OR resume the training. Please check the training catalog to find other trainings on this topic.
- Describe psychosocial consequences of natural disasters and terrorist events
- Be aware of mental health effects of disasters, including anxiety, stress, substance abuse, and resilience
- Recognize behaviors that can assist survivors immediately following disasters
- Identify additional resources and create an action plan for further study (optional)
UNC Center for Public Health Preparedness
Professional voice talent, TakeOne Productions, Inc.
Rachel A. Wilfert, MD, MPH, CPH
The author(s) and reviewer(s) of this training have no personal financial relationships with commercial interests relevant to this presentation to disclose. Author, narrator, reviewer affiliations listed were current at the time of training development.
Competencies and Capability Functions Addressed
This training addresses selected applied epidemiology, core public health, and public health preparedness and response competencies and public health preparedness capability functions. (Please note: The competencies included on this site are just a few of the public health competencies which have been established. Training participants may find alignment between this training and other competency sets not included on this site.)
|Public Health Preparedness Capabilities|
|Capability 1, Function 3: Engage with community organizations to foster public health, medical, and mental/behavioral health social networks|
|Public Health Preparedness & Response Core Competencies|
|1.2. Manage behaviors associated with emotional responses in self and others.|
North Carolina AHEC Digital Library, Mental Health Preparedness Special Collection. Retrieved from: http://nciph.sph.unc.edu/twspackages/mental_health_prep/resources.html.