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HLS-6100 The Psychology and Sociology of Disaster

This course explores best practices for mitigating the adverse psychological and social impacts of disaster. The course discusses types of disasters, the way trauma typically affects victims, the means for assessing trauma after a disaster, the importance of early intervention during the response phase, and approaches suitable for the longer recovery phase of disaster. This course uses current government and law enforcement sources to discuss specific disasters from the last two decades, both acts of terrorism and natural occurrences.

Credits: 3

Offered in Mar 2024

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