Disaster Behavioral Health Education and Services Program (for Trainers)

Duration:
12 weeks
Used For:
2 Continuing Education Units
Membership:
$850


This training is the intersection of emergency preparedness and behavioral health.

The training’s implementation strategy increases a sustainable growth in numbers of everyday citizens trained in Emergency Preparedness. In addition, the training will include Psychological First Aid and Qualified Mental Health Paraprofessional training.

This training will clarify an overall policy and operational structure for providing first aid mental and behavioral health services to an impacted area in the event of a disaster or crisis.

This training will present the importance of organizing disaster behavioral services within emergency preparedness policies, plans, trainings and exercises.

The aim is to discover solutions to issues in the lack of coordinated behavioral health services provided in the event of a disaster, emergency and/or crisis by creating the training opportunity to fulfill employment within this gap of emergency services.

The training’s implementation strategy increases a sustainable growth in numbers of everyday citizens trained and certified for responding to behavioral health during events of emergencies, crisis or disasters.

Basic reading, writing, public speaking and technology savvy is recommended, but there are no prerequisites for this course.

 

There will be a pre-assessment and a post-assessment exam. 

Introduction to Mental and Behavioral Health Services (Weeks 1-8)

• Therapeutic Day Treatment (Week 1)

• Mental Health Skill Building Services (Week 2)

• Crisis Stabilization (Week 3)

• Documentation (Week 4)

• Psychological First Aid (Week 5)

• Mental Health First Aid (Week 6)

• Traumatology (Week 7)

Disaster Psychology (Week 8)

Introduction to Emergency Management (Weeks 9-15)

• Science of Disasters (Week 9)

• National Incident Management System (Week 10)

• Incident Command Structure (Week 11)

• Emergency Operations Plans (Week 12)

• Trainings, Exercises, Operations (Week 13)

Disaster Behavioral Health Services (Week 14)

Certification Review & Completion (Week 15)

 

 This course is Instructor-led and delivered through our award-winning online Learning Management System. 

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