开始时间: 01/26/2015 持续时间: 6 weeks
授课老师： Michael Beach
This course will teach the student how to survive when everything we normally
take for granted is gone, when the structures we depend on have failed.
We will examine the Disaster Cycle, particularly the Mitigation and Recovery
phases. Students will prepare an extensive personal preparedness plan covering
such topics as supplies, communication, food and water, shelter, security,
and comfort (yes even in survival there can and should be comfort). We
also look at preparedness on the institutional and government levels.
We will look beyond these plans towards the one aspect of survival, which will enable a person to survive when all planning has failed. Disasters, by definition, overwhelm all available resources. If all available resources are gone, only one thing will keep a person alive and that is their attitude. A persons awareness and attitude, the two are closely linked, allow a person the means to remain calm, avoid panic, and draw upon resources within and outside the person to survive when their world has failed. In truth not everyone survives in extreme circumstances; people die, but, even in death, attitude, if it cannot save you, provides some degree or comfort.
Disaster Preparedness: How we mitigate the effects of disasters on a personal, institutional, and governmental levels
During this course, students will gain an understanding of the Disaster Cycle, concentrating on the Mitigation Phase. They will examine disaster planning on a personal level, including developing a personal or family disaster plan. Institutional and governmental planning will be examined to gain an understanding of the process, the difficulties involved, as well as the successes and failings. Other issues to be discussed include: Attitude and Awareness, ethical considerations, violence, and compassion in light of the realities of disasters and their effects. The course will be designed to be interactive and include a great deal of input and discussion from the students.
Upon completion of this class, the student will be able to:
During this course, students will gain an understanding of the Disaster Cycle, concentrating on the Mitigation Phase. They will examine disaster planning on a personal level developing a disaster plan and examine Awareness and Attitude during disasters and daily life.