Training Program Examples

16 Hour Agenda

Day 1

  • 8:00-8:30a Registration
  • 8:30-8:45a Faculty and Course Introduction
  • 9:45-10:30a Overview of Core Competencies & Key Concepts of Disaster Mental Health
  • 10:30-10:45a Break
  • 10:45-11:45a Overview of Common Stress Reactions & Evidence-based Risk for Adverse Mental Health Outcomes Competencies
  • 11:45-12:00p Open Discussion
  • 12:00-1:00p Lunch
  • 1:00-1:45p Crisis Intervention, Psychological First Aid, Traumatic Grief, Substance Abuse Competencies
  • 1:45-2:30p Group Role Play: Working in a Large Group Disaster Setting
  • 2:30-2:50p Group Discussion of Role Play
  • 2:50-3:10p Break
  • 3:10-4:10p Working in Large Group Disaster Settings Competencies
  • 4:15-4:30p Closing Discussion

Day 2

  • 8:00-8:15a Participant Reponses to First Day
  • 8:15-8:45a Disaster Worker Stress Competencies
  • 8:45-9:05a Disaster-related Cross-Cultural Competencies
  • 9:05-9:20a Brief 1:1 Supportive Counseling Competency Model
  • 9:20-10:30a Skill-building Exercise: Brief Supportive Counseling Competencies
  • 10:30-11:45a Break
  • 11:45-12:00p Discussion: Skill-building Exercise
  • 12:00-1:00p Lunch
  • 1:00-2:00p Psychoeducation Competencies
  • 2:00-3:00p Community Outreach Competencies
    Rituals and Recovery /
    Special Populations - Children & Older Adults: Assessment & Intervention Considerations
  • 3:00-3:15p Break
  • 3:15-3:45p Provider Self-Care Competencies
  • 3:45-4:15p Closure Discussion
  • 4:15-4:30p Program Evaluations