Introduction to Mental Health and Disaster Preparedness


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Course Description

This course is provided by Johns Hopkins Center for Public Health Preparedness and will require a secondary login and/or registration.


In this presentation, Dr. Cindy Parker introduces the topics of disaster mental health services, mental health surge capacity, and psychiatric first aid.


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Learning Objectives

Having completed this course, the learner will be able to:

  1. Explain the need for disaster mental health services and mental health surge capacity

  2. Define psychological crisis

  3. List first priority goals of disaster mental health

  4. Explain the importance of crisis communication to disaster mental health

  5. Describe the concept of psychological first aid


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Online/ Self-study


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35 mins.



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