HSM 435 Week 3 Assignment, September 11, 2001 Attacks & Hurricane Katrina Disaster Evaluation Outline
HSM 435 Week 3 Discussion 1, Five Essential Elements
Read “Five Essential Elements of Immediate and Mid-Term Mass Trauma Intervention: Empirical Evidence,” and answer the following questions:
a. How do the five essential elements of mass trauma intervention identified by Hobfoll address and treat psychological symptoms of disaster victims? Do you think these elements address the needs of all individuals affected by a disaster? Explain your answers.
b. Do you think these principles are accurate and comprehensive, or should they be modified? Explain how they are accurate or provide a suggestion to improve the principles.
HSM 435 Week 3 Discussion 2, Hurricane Andrew
Read “Hurricane Andrew’s other Legacy.” Describe at least two psychological symptoms Hurricane Andrew victims experienced. Do you think the recommendations noted in the article were helpful and appropriate? Why?