Understanding Disaster Recovery and Trauma: Developing Knowledge and Skills to Build Resilient Communities - FREE TO ALL

Friday, June 2, 2023
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12:00 PM-2:00 PM EST


Bibhuti K. Sar, MSW, PhD; Emily Watts, MSSW

Workshop Description

The past few years have seen extreme weather-related events in Kentucky and surrounding areas that have created barriers to rebuilding and concrete needs and the mental health of those affected. Course will provide an overview of providing social work services in the wake of a disaster. Course will provide information and skills on mental health supports and crisis intervention. The presentation may include synchronous and offline modules, videos and check back quizzes. This presentation is appropriate for all levels of mental health professionals, case managers or other first responders working with affected communities.

At the conclusion of this workshop, participants will:

  • Define a disaster and understand the different hazards that may be associated with disaster experiences.
  • Identify factors that contribute to the vulnerability of communities and populations prior to, during, and following a disaster.
  • Gain in depth knowledge about the mental health sequelae associated with disasters and its impact on the functioning of individuals and communities.
  • Understanding interventions available for addressing the needs of individuals and communities following a disaster.

Continuing Education

CEU : Hours - 2

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Approved by

Kentucky Board of Social Work

Kentucky Board of Licensure for Marriage and Family Therapy



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The Center for Family and Community Well-Being (CFCWB) advances the well-being of vulnerable populations through the development and dissemination of evidence based practices, technology driven innovations, and research to address complex social problems such as violence and trauma, racism, poverty, injustice, and disparities in health and mental health. The Center seeks to accomplish this mission through three primary domains of activity: 1) Research and Program Evaluation; 2) Training and Professional Development; and 3) Product Development. The Center offers a unique hub for the translation of research into practice and partnership into synergy.

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