Psychology and Disasters

Many organizations have plans to help their employees evacuate buildings and get to safe locations and then is the extent of most employee-related BCM plans. But disasters affect people differently and sometimes those impacts aren’t know right away and don’t appear until well after the situation. This episode will take BCM/DR practitioners to a deeper level and offer some insight on what additional topics need to be considered when creating long term employee focused safety and response plans. We speak with Registered Psychologist Dr, Oren Amitay who will talk to us about PTSD, how disasters affect people in different ways, how people respond to disasters and how we can recognize when someone is experiencing long term trauma – that might not have been easily identified at the time of the traumatic situation.Show Promo.jpg