disaster, PTSD, and psychological first aid.

This brief reflective essay provides you with an opportunity to examine more closely our work this week on the topic of disaster, PTSD, and psychological first aid.

Write a 2-3 page brief essay that addresses the following:


  • In 1-2 paragraphs, share at least two compelling facts or insights that you have learned about psychological first aid this week.
  • Select a natural or human-made disaster that you either experienced or followed on the media. In 3-4 paragraphs, please describe the following. How was psychological first aid manifested (in person, via media coverage, or through accounts from first responders) in this disaster? Based on what you have learned, are there other approaches that worked as well or better for certain groups affected by this disaster?
  • In 2-3 paragraphs, describe how you would recommend that first responders react to a future disaster (near or far away) as a result of what you have learned this week. Please explain your response using your readings.

Please use the following resources to ensure success in your essay submission.


Your essay should be 2-3 pages in length. It should be grammar and spell checked. This is an essay, so please avoid yes/no answers. All references and sources must be cited in APA formatting. Please provide an introductory paragraph and a concluding paragraph.

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