About The Course
Welcome Message

Welcome to the CoursePlus Web site for STRESS MANAGEMENT FOR RELIEF WORKERS (221.634.01), a course offered by the Department of International Health at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.

Course Description

Provides awareness of emotional stress faced by health workers providing humanitarian assistance in emergency situations. Topics include signs and symptoms of stress disorders (critical-incident stress), components of critical-incidence management programs, and provision of services to prevent long-term mental health consequences.

Course Learning Objectives

Upon successfully completing this course, students will be able to:

  • separate normal responses to a disaster from events related to incident stress
  • identify the psychological "first aid" which is needed for persons demonstrating the signs and symptoms of stress in emergency situations
  • organize an effective response using appropriate resources to mitigate the effects of stress on relief workers

Course Time

Mon   1:30 PM to 3:20 PM

Course Faculty
Intended Audience

Doctoral and master's students in International Health, MPH students

Grading Policy & Grading Restrictions

Grading Policy: Student evaluation based on class participation, and a take-home final exam.

Grading Restrictions: Letter grade

Administrative Contact

George Everly
E-mail: geverly@jhsph.edu