Discussion – Week 1 Attachment Collapse .
The Role of Crisis-Responding Organizations
Understanding crisis response requires knowledge of the “working parts,” or organizations that respond to crises or disasters. Learning about international, national, and regional organizations in your area and the role each organization plays in disaster response is paramount to creating a crisis plan. A working knowledge of responding organizations is an essential element in leading other professionals and/or organizations in crisis response.
To prepare for this Discussion: •Review the Course Introduction area in the navigation bar on the left. Keep this overview in mind as you work through each week of the course. •Review Chapter 17 in your course text, Crisis Intervention Strategies, and focus on the different organizations and groups that respond to disasters and their roles in responding to them. •Review the websites for the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), American Red Cross, International Relief & Development, Salvation Army, and Mennonite Disaster Service to determine the role each organization plays in a crisis, the types of professionals that respond to crises, how responders are selected, and how each organization is funded for crisis response. •Review the media in this week’s Learning Resources, paying close attention to types of crises and who responds to them. •Explore organizations in your state or region that respond to disasters and examine their roles and the interactions of those roles with international and national organizations. •Review additional websites to develop an understanding of the growing field of crisis response. •Select three national and/or international organizations and think about the crisis-responding roles of each. With these thoughts in mind:
Post a brief description of each of the national and/or international organizations you selected. Then analyze the crisis-responding roles of each of the organizations you selected. Be specific and provide examples.
Website: Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA): Learn About the Different Types of Disasters and Hazards http://www.fema.gov/plan-prepare-mitigate Note: Click on the different types of disasters and hazards to learn more about each.
•Website: American Red Cross: Preparing and Getting Trained http://www.redcross.org/prepare Note: Be sure to peruse the Get Trained and Preparedness Fast Facts areas.
Website: International Relief & Development: About Us http://www.ird.org/about-us
•Website: The Salvation Army Emergency Disaster Services http://disaster.salvationarmyusa.org/
•Website: Mennonite Disaster Service: Disaster Studies Programs http://mds.mennonite.net/programs/disaster_studies/
Video: Microtraining Associates. (2007). Disaster mental health and crisis stabilization for children [Video file]. Retrieved from http://search.alexanderstreet.com.ezp.waldenulibrary.org/view/work/1778717 Use the Counseling and Therapy in Video database in the Walden library, and search by therapist, using the therapist’s last name, ‘Baggerly’.
Video: Gift from Within. (1998). When helping hurts: Sustaining trauma workers [Video file]. Retrieved from http://search.alexanderstreet.com.ezp.waldenulibrary.org/cite/share/default/bibliographic_entity%7Cvideo_work%7C1778994 Use the Counseling and Therapy in Video database in the Walden library, and search by therapist, using the therapist’s last name, ‘Ochberg’.
Video: Van Wijk, J. (Producer), & Van Rooij, H. (Director). (2007). On the road to…peace of mind. United States: Microtraining Associates Inc. Use the Counseling and Therapy in Video database in the Walden library, and search by therapist, using the therapist’s last name, ‘Baron’.