Week 7: simulation exercise – disasters and mental health

Considering the Simulation Exercise Explosion in Bobsville, please answer the following questions:

  1. What could be the potential psychological consequences of this traumatic event for Bobsville and General County residents?
  2. What are the potential planning interventions that public health, hospitals, and elected leaders should be looking at to support the mental health needs of the citizens?
  3. Are there any particular concerns or immediate issues related to children’s mental health in this disaster situation?
  4. Are there any particular concerns or immediate issues related to first responsders’ mental health in this disaster situation?

Response must be 350 words or more in APA format utilizing the Bobsville Simulation and references below. 

https://www.ptsd.va.gov/understand/isitptsd/common_reactions.asp

https://www.cdc.gov/niosh/topics/traumaticincident/default.html

https://store.samhsa.gov/product/tap-34-disaster-planning-handbook-for-behavioral-health-service-programs/pep21-02-01-001

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