Nov 29, 2022  
2022-2023 Academic Bulletin 
    
2022-2023 Academic Bulletin

Trauma and Disaster Response Minor


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This minor will equip students with knowledge and skills to respond to immediate disasters and other crisis events as well as provide training in long-term recovery and healing from the effects of trauma in areas such as domestic violence, traumatic childhood experience, war, and natural disasters. Students will learn the biological, psychosocial, and spiritual mechanisms of trauma. Students will receive emergency preparedness certifications from FEMA in areas of Professional Developement, Incident Command Systems, and National Incident Management Systems. Students will also have the opportunity to be trained in Critical Incident Stress Management and become certified to serve on Community Emergency Response Teams (CERT). Students who complete this minor will also be equipped to provide trauma-informed awareness, education, and tools to support longer-term healing for those who have suffered from the effects of child abuse, domestic violence, post-traumatic stress, or other overwhelming experiences.

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