Online Program

Role of Treatment Professionals in Early Stages of Disaster Bereavement

Monday, November 2, 2015

Richard Beinecke, DPA, ACSW, Institute for Public Service & Healthcare Department,Sawyer Business School, Suffolk University, Boston, MA
Diasester Bereavement is the sudden, unexpected death of a loved one as a result of a disaster. As a result of a disaster, many parties may require mental health treatment in order to regain normal functioning. This presentation will offer findings from a study of the Boston Marathon Bombing, describing the impact of the event on the mental health and resilience of participants - and focus on the role of professionals from eight organizations brought in to work with survivors.

Learning Areas:

Administer health education strategies, interventions and programs
Implementation of health education strategies, interventions and programs
Planning of health education strategies, interventions, and programs
Provision of health care to the public

Learning Objectives:
Describe "Disaster Bereavement" Describe the role of treatment professionals across disasters occurring at diverse scales.

Keyword(s): Community Health Planning, Emergency Preparedness

Presenting author's disclosure statement:

Qualified on the content I am responsible for because: I am the principal investigator of the study being presented and teach the subject at Suffolk University in Boston, MA.
Any relevant financial relationships? No

I agree to comply with the American Public Health Association Conflict of Interest and Commercial Support Guidelines, and to disclose to the participants any off-label or experimental uses of a commercial product or service discussed in my presentation.