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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
open this folder and view contentsChapter 1: Historical Overview and Mental Health Role
close this folderChapter 2: Basic Mental Health Content
View the documentStress/Stressor Response
View the documentCoping and Adaptation
View the documentLoss and Mourning
View the documentSocial Support Systems
View the documentCrisis Response and Resolution
View the documentThe Bio-psycho-socio-cultural system*
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 2: Basic Mental Health Content

OVERVIEW OF CHAPTER

Description:

Introduces building block 'knowledge to guide post disaster intervention

Purpose:

To present the basic content for understanding survivor reactions and formulating post-disaster interventions

Content:

Basic concepts of mental health

 

• Stressor/stress reactions

 

• Coping and adaptation

 

• Loss and mourning

 

• Social support

 

• Crisis response and resolution

Learning Objectives:

• To identify theories of stressor/stress response coping and adaptation, loss and mourning social support systems, and crisis response and resolution

 

• To identify basic building blocks of knowledge to guide post-disaster intervention

 

• To acquire the knowledge needed to recognize survivors' reactions and formulate post disaster interventions

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