Psychological Aspects of WMDs/Terrorism
One of the greatest challenges facing senior leadership, response personnel, and health professionals is coping with the disorientation, fear, anger, grief, and terror caused by WMD incidents. This project provides a training program focused on recognizing, minimizing, and managing the severe psychological stress associated with WMD and terrorism incidents. The six-module training program focuses on critical issues surrounding the psychological impacts and effects of terrorism and decontamination, panic response operations, risk communication and management, and mental health interventions. The courses are currently available through the developer, Saint Joseph's University's Early Responders Distance Learning Center, in Web-based, CD-ROM, and classroom delivery formats.