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close this bookMental Health Services in Disasters: Manual for Humanitarian Workers (PAHO; 2000; 92 pages) [ES]
View the documentPreface
View the documentObjectives
View the documentIntroduction
close this folderChapter 1: Historical Overview and Mental Health Role
View the documentHistorical Development in the United States
View the documentConceptualization of the Mental Health Role: The Mental Health Worker as a Post-disaster Participant
View the documentSociocultural Issues
open this folder and view contentsChapter 2: Basic Mental Health Content
open this folder and view contentsChapter 3: Developmental Stages of Survivor Behavior
open this folder and view contentsChapter 4: Post-disaster Intervention Programs
open this folder and view contentsChapter 5: Populations with Special Needs
View the documentMental Health Services in Disasters: Manual for Humanitarian Workers
 

Chapter 1: Historical Overview and Mental Health Role

OVERVIEW OF CHAPTER

Description:

Introduces the applied content of mental health participation in post-disaster programs

Purpose:

To place in context the role of mental health workers within a multidisciplinary post-disaster setting

 

To present sociocultural guidelines for understanding post-disaster reactions in differing populations

Content:

• Historical overview in the U.S.

 

• The mental health worker as a disaster assistance participant/helper

 

• Key sociocultural variables affecting post-disaster behavior

Learning Objectives:

• To acquire knowledge of key historical developments in the field of post-disaster crisis intervention

 

• To identify and differentiate the role, skills, and attitudes of the mental health worker within a multidisciplinary setting

 

• To identify the sociocultural factors influencing post-disaster reactions in the survivor population

 

• To identify the cultural diversity issues that may arise during assessment, outreach, crisis counseling, and post-disaster interventions

 

• To recognize important similarities and differences between cultural groups

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