2022–2023 Walden University Catalog (March 2022) 
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2022–2023 Walden University Catalog (March 2022) [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Disaster, Crisis, and Intervention - MS in Human Services

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Whether it’s an act of nature or an act of terror, effective crisis management leaders are needed to curtail the effects of the disaster and implement relief efforts. The focus of this specialization is on theories and strategies to meet the needs of individuals, families, and communities in crisis. Students can explore common reactions that communities share following a disaster and the psychological and behavioral disorders individuals can develop as a result. Coursework will allow students to gain an understanding of how different counseling practices are used to help individuals overcome the disorders. Students will examine how to analyze a crisis at both a local and regional level and apply their knowledge to design a crisis plan to prepare for future emergencies.