Disaster Response Programs

“Proper and timely provision of psychological first aid at the time of disaster is extremely important for the recovery of individuals involved. The better we can provide them with professional support and care, the better the chances of successful recovery and return to normal life are…”

a_bruce_smDr Alan Bruce
Director, Consultancy Services & Strategic Development
Co-founder of ChangeLearning

 

Our Disaster Response Programs are targeted to mental health counselors and first responders to improve their skills and abilities in psychological first aid.

Programs combine online & distance studies and workshops. They provide mental health professionals with the knowledge and skills to respond to the mental health needs of individuals, their families and other personnel involved in the immediate aftermath of disasters and other emergencies. Each program is tailored for the client organization to ensure desired impact and maximized benefits.

For example the following topics/modules can be included in the program:

  • Understanding Trauma
  • Responding to Crisis
  • Supporting first responders
  • Supporting Counsellors
  • Planning and Communications
  • Natural disasters – key dimensions and strategy
  • Human disasters – key dimensions and strategy
  • Working as a team
  • Supporting teams and linkage
  • Vicarious trauma & self-care