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PA EMERGENCY BEHAVIORAL HEALTH PROGRAM, PART II: BEHAVIORAL MANAGEMENT OF CHEMICAL, BIOLOGICAL, RADIOLOGICAL, NUCLEAR, AND EXPLOSIVE (CBRNE)* TERRORISM
April 20, 2015 @ 12:45 pm - 4:45 pm
ADVANCED SKILLS TRAINING
BEHAVIORAL MANAGEMENT OF CBRNE* TERRORISM
The true tool of the terrorist is not chemical, biological or radiological…
it is psychological. Terror is fear, and terrorists seek to create and manipulate levels of fear to achieve their strategic goals. Acts of unconventional terrorism, using chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear materials, can result in unique and complex medical and psychological consequences. To develop effective countermeasures and strategies for consequence management, planners must be fully aware of the powerful psychological effects of these exotic hazards.
As a result of this program, participants will:
1. Describe the psychological impact of CRBNE terrorism on the community.
2. Develop strategies for managing behavioral and cognitive response to the use of CRBNE agents which create terroristic events.
_ The strategic use of CBRNE agents in terrorism
_ Psychological reactions to acts of conventional and unconventional terrorism
_ Terror-producing aspects of CBRNE events
_ Behavioral and cognitive responses to CBRNE agents
_ Group, crowd and mob behavior in CBRNE incidents
_ Short-and long-term mental health implications
_ Behavioral countermeasures and consequence management
This ½ day program is being offered to expand skills of those involved in an organization’s efforts to effectively prevent, respond to, and recover from violence, disasters and other dangerous or threatening events. Emergency managers, law enforcement and security executives, risk, crisis and emergency management, health and safety, human resources and legal professionals will benefit from attending this program.