Disaster Preparedness: The Psychology of a Crisis

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In the past three years, numerous traumatic events have occurred across various locations in the United States, including Nashville, Uvalde, Parkland, Las Vegas, Northern California, Puerto Rico, Wilmington, Panama City, Charlottesville, Minneapolis, and the U.S. Midwest and Southeast. These events have ranged from natural disasters like wildfires and hurricanes to terrorist attacks, shootings, riots, and protests. Amidst these crises, the COVID-19 pandemic has further disrupted lives, work environments, organizations, and the economy.

While media coverage often focuses on the external impacts, this presentation aims to delve deeper into the psychological stages individuals undergo in response to trauma or stress. But how often have we taken the time to really think about what happens to us as individuals when we experience traumatic or stressful events?

In this webinar, the audience will learn:

  • Understanding the psychological stages individuals undergo in response to traumatic events.
  • Exploring the behavioral responses to crises and the neurological processes underlying them.
  • Recognizing the importance of the "human factor" in crisis management and disaster preparedness.
  • Gaining insights into how individuals and organizations can better prepare for and respond to crises.
  • Enhancing awareness of the impact of traumatic events on individuals, teams, and organizational reputation.

This knowledge will empower those involved in disaster preparedness and crisis management to better support their workforce, clients, and communities, ultimately strengthening organizational resilience in the face of adversity. Join us for part 2 of this series.