Disaster Mental Health Response for Children

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Educational modules are available on UIC Public Health Learning and IDPH TRAIN Illinois. Click here to access UIC Public Health Learning’s User Guide or here for IDPH TRAIN Illinois’ user tips.

Course Description

The purpose of the Disaster Mental Health Response for Children, Educational Module is to provide education and resources that can be used as just-in-time training to prepare providers to identify the needs of pediatric survivors so that they may provide support in a way that helps these children return to pre-disaster levels of functioning.

It will discuss a number of topics including:

  • Common Reactions to Disasters
  • Childhood Grief and Childhood Grief in Disasters
  • Severe Reactions to Disasters: Stress, Acute Stress Disorder (ASD) and Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Risk Factors for Developing PTSD
  • When to Seek Help
  • Helping Children
  • Psychological First Aid
  • Talking to Kids About Disaster

It is our hope that pre-hospital and hospital professionals, primary healthcare providers, public health department personnel, nonmedical volunteers and mental health professionals will utilize these materials to further enhance the care of children during and after disasters.

Obtaining Continuing Education Credit

All of the following criteria must be met in order for the learner to receive the continuing education hour(s) awarded with the activity:

  1. Learner’s electronic registration to verify participation.
  2. Learner completes the program in its entirety.
  3. Learner achieves at least 80% on the course quiz/post-test.
  4. Learner completes a Course Evaluation at the end of the activity.

Accessing the Educational Modules (for continuing education credit)

UIC Public Health Learning

  1. Go to https://www.publichealthlearning.com/course/ 
  2. Click “Illinois Emergency Medical Services for Children (EMSC)”
  3. Select Disaster Mental Health Response for Children
  4. If you have an account, log in using your username and password. If you do not have an account, click create an account, and follow the prompts.

 

IDPH TRAIN Illinois

  1. Go to train.org/Illinois/home 
  2. If you have an account, log in using your username and password. If you do not have an account, click create an account, and follow the prompts.
  3. In the upper right hand corner of the screen is a magnifying glass. Click the magnifying class to open the search text field.
  4. In the search text field, type “Disaster Mental Health Response for Children”
  5. The search result screen should appear with the course listed as the first result.
  6. Click “Disaster Mental Health Response for Children”
  7. Click to register for the course. A launch option should then become available.

When using TRAIN Illinois, please note that the presentation audio is best viewed using Google Chrome. If needed, the course ID number is 1079529.

Course Materials

  • Click here to download the full PowerPoint slide set (10.4M) 
  • Click here to download a PDF/printable version (6.4M) 

Course Expiration: December 31, 2019 
Contact EMSC if you have any questions or problems at:  acamia@luriechildrens.org 

Nurses

Continuing education hours have been approved by the Illinois Department of Public Health Division of Emergency Medical Services and Highway Safety.

The Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation requires that all nurses shall complete 20 hours of approved continuing education per 2-year license renewal cycle. Site Code approved educational programs through the Illinois Department of Public Health, Division of EMS & Highway Safety can be used toward meeting nursing continuing education hours, provided that the continuing education is in a clinical field relevant to one's nursing practice.

For non-Illinois healthcare professionals: Please verify with your State to confirm acceptance of CE approved by another State Department of Health.

 

Physicians

Continuing education hours have been approved by the Illinois Department of Public Health Division of Emergency Medical Services and Highway Safety.

A physician should self-claim credit for appropriate AMA PRA Category 2 Credit™ activities and document activity title or description, subject or content area, date(s) of participation and number of credits claimed. Physicians may not claim AMA PRA Category 2 Credit™ for an activity for which the physician has claimed AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Each physician is responsible for claiming and maintaining a record of their AMA PRA Category 2 Credit™. (Source: AMA's The Physician's Recognition Award and Credit System, 2010 revision)

For non-Illinois healthcare professionals: Please verify with your State to confirm acceptance of CE approved by another State Department of Health.

 

Prehospital Providers

Continuing education hours have been approved by the Illinois Department of Public Health Division of Emergency Medical Services and Highway Safety.

For non-Illinois healthcare professionals: Please verify with your State to confirm acceptance of CE approved by another State Department of Health.

Please retain your certificate in the event of a future audit by the Illinois Department of Financial & Professional Regulation, Division of Professional Regulation.

Your certificate will be proof of your attendance.

It is your responsibility to safeguard and retain your certificates.

 


Disclaimer:
This educational activity is being presented without the provision of commercial support and without bias or conflict of interest from the planners and presenters. This educational activity is provided by the Illinois EMSC program for educational purposes only. Unless stated otherwise, documents and files on the Illinois EMSC Web site can be freely downloaded and reproduced. This educational activity provides links to non-Illinois EMSC Internet sites only for the convenience of World Wide Web users. The Illinois EMSC is not responsible for the availability or content of these external sites, nor does it endorse, warrant or guarantee the products, services or information described or offered at these other Internet sites.