Effects of Disasters on People of Low Socioeconomic Status

$3.00 | CEU Hours:1.00 | Beginning

*This course is not approved for NBCC renewal. Please see our NBCC category of courses here.

 

CEU Course Description

Being of low socioeconomic status (SES), in the United States and around the world, may affect how people understand disaster risk, prepare for disasters, and respond to warnings and evacuation orders.  This CEU course focuses on how people in poverty, with low income, and low SES experience disasters by exploring the differences in risk perception and disaster preparedness, response, and recovery.

Article Author:  Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration
Exam writer:  Patricia Hocking-Walker, M.S. (Psychology)

CEU Course Objectives

1.  Enumerate barriers to receiving housing and other types of aid.

2.  Explain why the same loss affects poor and marginalized people far more than those that are not.

3.  Investigate which people are more prepared for hurricanes.

4.  Identify which factor associated with low SES was linked to greater posttraumatic growth after Hurricane Katrina.

5.  Describe those that were less likely to evacuate before Hurricane Katrina.

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