100940: Disaster Mental Health: Crisis Counseling Programs for the Rural Community

About the Course:

This course presents information regarding the challenges faced in offering counseling services to disaster victims in rural communities, on both program and services delivery levels. It provides an overview of key points for consideration in planning and implementing rural crisis counseling services. It is intended to help disaster mental health planners and practitioners be better prepared to serve rural disaster survivors effectively. Listings of references and resources are included, as is a glossary of important terms used in the course material.

Journal/Publisher:

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration

Publication Date:

1999

Authors

Jackson, Glenn, M.Div., et al.; Nordboe, Diana, M.Ed. (editor)

Recommended For:

This course is recommended for health care professionals, especially psychologists, counselors, social workers, relief workers, and nurses who seek knowledge about crisis counseling programs for rural communities. It is appropriate for all levels of participants’ knowledge.

Course Objectives:

  1. Define crisis counseling services and explain how they differ from traditional services.

  2. Describe the unique considerations and challenges for disaster crisis counseling service providers working in rural areas.

  3. Evaluate suggestions presented regarding the coordination of crisis counseling services in rural communities.

  4. Be aware of the special circumstances surrounding hiring and training of staff for work in rural crisis-ridden areas.

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