Pre-adolescence to adolescence - 11 through 18 years. As children grow older, they develop a more sophisticated understanding of the disaster event. Their responses are more similar to adults. Teenagers may become involved in dangerous, risk-taking behaviors, such as reckless driving, or alcohol or drug use. Others can become fearful of leaving home and avoid previous levels of activities. Much of adolescence is focused on moving out into the world. After a trauma, the view of the world can seem more dangerous and unsafe. A teenager may feel overwhelmed by intense emotions and yet feel unable to discuss them with others.
Disaster Health and Sheltering for Nursing Students
Disaster Health and Sheltering for Nursing Students is a two part, web-based course designed to introduce nursing students to the role of health and functional support needs In Red Cross Disaster Shelters. The course presents an overview of the scope of practice for licensed health care providers in a shelter, and prepares nursing students to assist in a supporting role should their community need their help. It also introduces students to the Red Cross history and various roles nurses play as volunteers. Part One is self-study, on-line and can be completed within 60-90 minutes. Part Two, for which nursing faculty must register, is taught by a Red Cross Disaster Health Services RN in the classroom and is a web-based table top exercise, taking approximately two hours. The training meets standards for Homeland Security level courses and is HSEEP certified. It is recommended for inclusion in community health curriculum; interested students are strongly encouraged to become Red Cross volunteers.