EM206 Trauma Healing & Compassion Fatigue 3 credits

Those involved in disaster work operate in environments that impose high stress, often referred to as compassion fatigue.  A large portion of the course will be the development of personal disciplines (emotional, physical, spiritual) in maintaining a prolonged presence in settings of high stress.  Disastrous situations have plagued man since the beginning of history and will continue to occur until the end of time.  Educated and trained individuals with knowledge and skills for managing their emotional, physical, and spiritual selves can lessen the impact of these occurrences.