Mass Violence and Behavioral Health (2 CE)
Bio: The literature used in this research bulletin was gathered by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration. A complete listing of scientific publications can be found in the references section of the course document.
Course Delivered By: Jennifer Kolb, LCSW; Social Work Consultant, reviewed and determined the course meets requirements for continuing education in the field of social work. This course is appropriate for masters and clinical level social workers. Jennifer graduated with a Master’s degree in Social Work with a specialization in Marriage and Family Therapy from the University of Louisville, Kentucky. She specializes in school-based psychotherapy with children and adolescents, as well as licensing exam coaching and preparation.
Course Description: The course provides mental health professionals with information regarding how mass violence affects the behavioral health of young survivors and adult witnesses. Specifically, the course highlights several possible behavioral health interventions that may be helpful during the immediate and long-term phases of recovery from a mass violent incident. The course also briefly discusses how media exposure following a mass violent incident can affect mental health.
1. Define and delineate mass violence incidents.
2. Explain immediate and long-term reactions to mass violence.
3. Evaluate and summarize the interventions provided to children and adults following mass violence incidents.
Course Format: Course materials can be downloaded or read online. To receive a certificate of completion, you must complete an online multiple-choice post-test with a score of 75% or better and complete an online course evaluation.