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.
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.
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
Mon 1:30 PM to 3:20 PM
Doctoral and master's students in International Health, MPH students
Grading Policy: Student evaluation based on class participation, and a take-home final exam.
Grading Restrictions: Letter grade