Mental health professionals use different crisis intervention strategies and models to respond to crisis survivors. Federal, community and non-governmental agencies respond to disasters via several avenues (Cretney, 2016). This week, you will explore the literature on disaster response and crisis intervention. The information you will learn this week will help you identify the different ways federal, community, and non-governmental agencies have and continue to respond to different types of natural and man-made disasters. You will also cover material on crisis intervention mechanisms that are utilized by mental health professionals.
For this week’s assignment, you will conduct your own search for resources. You will find additional scholarly sources which provide relief, or attempt to provide relief (for example, first responders) to individuals, families, or communities during or after one of the following situations:
- a natural disaster
Review a minimum of 5 scholarly sources and provide a bibliographic outline of your sources. In your bibliographic outline, include the full APA citation for each source and briefly describe the study or article review in 1-2 paragraphs (for each source).
Heads up to Signature Assignment: You will be including these selected sources in your signature assignment resources in Week 8.
Length: 2-3 pages, excluding title and reference pages
References: Include a minimum of 5 scholarly resources.