|NAME||Special Needs Populations in Disaster Response|
|COURSE STARTS||Open Enrollment|
|COURSE ENDS||7 weeks to complete from date of registration|
|LEVEL OF TRAINING||Aware|
|COURSE DESCRIPTION|| |
The course will discuss the basic principles which should underlie disaster consequence management, planning and appropriate actions within the action phases of disaster response. It will focus on the saving of life and mitigation of injury for victims with special needs and vulnerabilities. The discussion will examine how culture and religion are population characteristics which may be usefully considered in the context of special needs when designing and executing consequence management activities during a crisis. The discussion will assist in identifying vulnerable populations in a community at risk and assess significant requirements and challenges inherent in their time-phased emergency support. It will examine the tools required for lifesaving as well as those needed for broader consequence management which can be confidently employed. It will also discuss the most effective manners of use for these tools.