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close this bookStress Management in Disasters (Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) / OrganizaciĆ³n Panamericana de la Salud (OPS) - WHO - OMS, 2001, 144 p.)
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View the documentCourse Objectives
View the documentPreface
View the documentSection 1: Overview of Disasters
View the documentSection 2: Psychological Responses to Traumatic Stressors
View the documentSection 3: An Overview of SMID
View the documentSection 4: An Basic Introduction to Counseling and Crisis Intervention
View the documentSection 5: Therapeutic Groups
View the documentSection 6: Demobilizations and Defusings
View the documentSection 7: Debriefings
View the documentSection 8: The SMID Team
View the documentAppendix 1: Score Interpretations
View the documentAppendix 2: Quiz Answers
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Course Objectives

1. Define a disaster.

2. Understand the characteristics of disasters.

3. Appreciate the possible impact of a disaster.

4. Describe the psychological profile of the emergency response worker.

5. List the possible occupational stressors encountered by emergency response personnel.

6. Outline the psychological syndromes associated with traumatic stressors.

7. Recognize the common signs and symptoms of post-traumatic stress syndromes.

8. Understand the principles of preventing and managing critical incident stress.

9. Outline the components of the SMID program.

10. Demonstrate crisis intervention and counseling skills in simulated exercises.

11. Demonstrate defusing and debriefing skills in simulated exercises.

12. Be able to plan and implement a SMID program in an organization or in the wider community.