Displacement due to Disaster
Helping those of a Catastrophic Disaster
Dealing with Anger, Suicide, Depression, Anxiety Disorders and other disorders of Displaced individuals
Displacement Due to Disaster will equip those who attend with the knowledge and skills needed to meet this unique challenge. This training targets – administrators, bosses, Human Resource Directors, Crisis Workers, teachers, school officials, SRO’s, Bus Drivers, Counselors and other business and youth workers who are in the position of receiving displaced Individuals.
When a person is displaced to a new location, new job, new school, he or she has a considerable adjustment. When a large group of adults and/or students from a single area move or are transferred into a new community, job or school hundreds of miles away; there is considerable adjustment for those displaced and those receiving the displaced individuals, the community and schools. Add the fact that none of these new individuals may have wanted to leave their former community, business, schools and the added pain of having to leave a community that many have lost family members, friends and pets in.
Keep in mind that not only will the community, schools and other systems be overloaded, so will the support system that normally would be readily available. Community officials, school offices and yes -Teachers can expect to be called on to handle issues that counselors handled before and counselors will be called on to handle issues that clinics previously handled. This training will provide essential information on such topics as:
- How to help “old” community individuals and students accept “new” community individuals and students
- Should incoming students be kept together or integrated throughout the system
- How to identify and de-escalate an angering situation
- How to stay safe in an unsafe situation
- How to recognize a potentially dangerous situation
- How to recognize displacement related issues, such as, depression, anxiety disorders, suicidal ideations, phobias and others
- What to refer, When to refer, Where to refer, How to refer.
- What to do about bullying/harassment
- What to do when you need an officer/SRO but they are all involved in another situation
or call 800-504-7355
In the Catastrophic Disaster of Hurricane Katrina, Houston opened its collective heart and arms to these displaced families and their students – primarily from New Orleans; however, violence between the two groups erupted which marred the healing process.
Fight Breaks out between students from Houston and New Orleans – Read More…