Reflection # 1 — Put some effort into this, as it is actually one of 2 reflections for which you will be graded. This post will require more intensive consideration, effort, and even research. Please include references at the end. Do not post any answers as an attached document, but include the text directly in the thread.
What do you think it takes to be a qualitatively effective Disaster Mental Health responder?
1. What kinds of temperaments, character traits, and skills seem necessary?
2. What kinds of temperaments, character traits, and even skill sets might present barriers to being effective?
3. What if you were in that role? What traits or skills do you think you possess that would be helpful in that role? If not, what skills do you see yourself better suited for? Do you feel that there would be certain aspects of that role that might be especially challenging for you personally?
Integration of mental & behavioral health into disaster preparedness, response, and recovery
This is a landmark study that helps us better understand people’s anticipated, even planned, behavior in times of emergency or disaster
Please visit the website and read the study, conducted post-9/11. Please just skim this study and read the intro and conclusions, at minimum
Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs
Amanda Ripley – The Unthinkable
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