Jan 31, 2023  
2020-2021 UMaine Undergraduate Catalog 
2020-2021 UMaine Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

MHR 305 - Trauma, Crisis and Recovery

This course introduces students to concepts of trauma and crisis, as well as resiliency and recovery.  The psychological term trauma describes significant events that are usually devastating, life-threatening and shocking.  Traumatic events can have ongoing impacts on people’s thinking, feeling and behavior.  This course will include information of types of traumatic experience (i.e. assault, sexual abuse, motor vehicle accidents, combat or natural disaster), basic knowledge and skills used in assessment and screening of trauma, and an overview of services and supports for people who have experienced trauma.  Historical, social and cultural factors which impact our understanding of trauma will also be addressed, as well as trauma’s social and physiological impact on individuals.  This course will also cover the process of going into crisis and strategies for responding to the person in crisis, as well as understanding the role and scope of crisis response services. Though anyone can go into crisis under a particularly stressful or shocking circumstance, people with significant trauma histories are at high risk for going into crisis.

Prerequisites: MHR 200 and MHR minor or permission of instructor

Course Typically Offered: Alternate Years

Credits: 3