Resiliency in Disasters (NC DRN, Module 5)
Length: 35 minutes
This presentation by John Simpson, PhD, is part of the North Carolina Disaster Response Network Training series and provides an overview of resiliency, the most common response to disasters.
These learning modules are applicable to all public health, medical, veterinary, pharmacy, emergency management, hospital and other professionals interested in public health preparedness. These modules are created by faculty and guest lecturers at the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health.
- Distinguish stress, strain and resilience
- Understand the nature of the coping-resiliency relationship
- Identify whether resiliency is predictable for everyone
- Specify the relationship between knowledge and control in resiliency
- Identify external focus common to many resilient people
- Recognize three characteristics of resilient people
Competencies and Capability Functions Addressed
This training addresses selected applied epidemiology, core public health, and public health preparedness and response competencies and public health preparedness capability functions as noted below. (Please note: The following training does not provide comprehensive or in-depth treatment of specified competencies or capability functions, it provides basic knowledge of the competencies or capability functions listed below.)
|Core Competencies for Public Health Professionals|
|2) Describes the characteristics of a population-based health problem (e.g. equity, social determinants, environment) (1: Analytic/Assessment Skills)|
|4) Applies the basic public health sciences (including, but not limited to biostatistics, epidemiology, environmental health sciences, health services administration, and social and behavioral health sciences) to public health policies and programs (6: Basic Public Health Sciences Skills)|
|Public Health Preparedness Capabilities|
|Capability 1, Function 4: Coordinate training or guidance to ensure community engagement in preparedness efforts|
|Public Health Preparedness & Response Core Competencies|
|1.2. Manage behaviors associated with emotional responses in self and others.|
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Author and Narrator:
Sally Cameron and Cathy Womack for the NC Disaster Response Network
The author(s) and reviewer(s) of this training have no personal financial relationships with commercial interests relevant to this presentation to disclose.
Continuing Education Credit:
The UNC Center for Public Health Preparedness offers the following continuing education credit/s on this training. Eligibility for all continuing education credit is determined on an annual basis.
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