Community Issues and the First Responder   [Archived Catalog]
2017-2018 Academic Catalog and Student Handbook

PSY 3061 - Community Issues and the First Responder

This course will introduce an emergency response approach to understanding hazards and disasters that is grounded in social responsibility and multicultural theory. Participants will examines historical, social, geographical, and other relevant factors that put different communities and individuals at risk in different ways. Factors in disaster-resilient communities will be identified, and vulnerability analyses will be learned to help develop individualized community-based emergency response plans. Learners will also assess how marginalized social groups are affected by and cope with hazardous conditions and events, and strategies for community-based mitigation engaging those most at risk, will also be examined. 3 credit(s)