Responding to a Crisis: Managing Emotions and Stress Scenario

Category: Psychological Disorders

This course utilizes scenario-based learning to cover concepts of Psychological First Aid in responding to disasters. The user makes decisions about how to respond to the emotional needs of disaster victims and volunteers. This course is intended for the public health workforce, as well as anyone involved in post-disaster recovery. 

Intended Audience

public health workforce, as well as anyone involved in post-disaster recovery

Learning Objectives:

After completion of this course, the participant will be able to:

  • Assess the psycho-physiological impact of trauma
  • Describe mental health interventions used during and in the immediate aftermath of a disaster in order to provide psychological stabilization
  • Determine who may benefit from mental health intervention
  • Administer mental health interventions to disaster victims as appropriate
  • Screening and intervention occur both during and in the immediate aftermath of the disaster, and in the months following the disaster. In this module, we will focus on the screening and intervention that occur in the immediate aftermath of the disaster

Pre-requisites/Learning Level

No pre-requisites

Competencies addressed

Core Competencies for Public Health Professionals identified

Domain 5: Community Dimensions of Practice Skills

  • 5A5. Collaborates with community partners to improve health in a community (e.g., participates in committees, shares data and information, connects people to resources)

CEUs Offered





Online Self-Pace


1 ½ hours

Presenter(s) and/or Content Experts

Technical requirements:

  • Adobe Acrobat Reader 
  • Flash Player 
  • Speakers

Registration requirements

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Creation and/or update

July 11, 2012