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The Dialogue: Mass Violence, Community Violence, and Hate Crimes

A Quarterly Technical Assistance Journal on Disaster Behavioral Health Produced by the SAMHSA Disaster Technical Assistance Center

About the Course

This course is an examination of trauma and its aftermath stemming from mass violence, community violence and hate crimes and their on-gong effects for victims, their families and communities. The material is presented in six individual articles each covering a different aspect of responding to mass violence, community violence and hate crimes. Articles discuss interventions that are currently used in these situations as well as challenges when working those impacted by these events.

This course is based on the reading-based online article, The Dialogue: Mass Violence, Community Violence, and Hate Crimes created by Patricia Campie, Ph.D. et al. in 2023.

Publication Date:

Volume 18, Issue 1-2. ( 2023) 2023

Course Material Authors

Course Material Authors authored the material only, and were not involved in creating this CE course. They are identified here for your own evaluation of the relevancy of the material this course is based on.

Patricia Campie, Ph.D.

Dr. Campie is a Principal Researcher at the American Institutes for Research and her primary research focus is on preventing and reducing lethal violence among youth and young adults in the United States and other countries. She leads a longitudinal study on the root causes of school and community violence in California and is evaluating the Community Crisis Intervention Program in Philadelphia, patterned after the Cure Violence model.

Amanda Eagan, M.A.Ed.

Amanda is a Senior Training and Technical Assistance Specialist with the ICP TTA at ICF, Inc. Eagan oversaw the evaluation and adjustment of departmental standard operating procedures in alignment with health guidelines. She also developed both internal and external communication streams to keep residential staff, students, and families informed of university decisions related to COVID-19.

Course Creator

David M. Lutkemeier

David Lutkemeier holds a BA degree in psychology, a master’s degree in developmental psychology, and a doctorate degree from the University of Cincinnati in Special Education and Psychology. He is certified as a psychologist by the Arizona Board of Psychologist Examiners, as well as holding public school superintendent certification in Arizona and California. Dr. Lutkemeier has worked as an assistant professor at Arizona State University, a school psychologist, special education director, assistant superintendent, and superintendent in both Arizona and California. David, working as a consultant with a national curriculum management group (CMSi) has completed over two dozen comprehensive district-wide curriculum audits in 15 states over the past 20 years and has worked as a test developer for CE Learning Systems for the past ten years.

Recommended For:

Counselors, psychologists, social workers, and other behavioral health professionals with professional interest in, or a practice focused on, disaster behavioral health preparedness and response. This course is appropriate for all levels of knowledge.

Course Objectives:

After taking this course, you should be able to:

  1. Identify important characteristics and reactions of people in communities experiencing significant and ongoing levels of violent incidents as well as those who have suffered single catastrophic events.
  2. Describe the effects of violence on communities and individuals in terms of both immediate coping efforts, as well as long term social and psychological impacts stemming from mass violence and hate crimes in communities.
  3. Give examples of violence prevention programs and intervention strategies that show promise in efforts to reduce the incidence and severity of community violence.

Disclosure to Learners

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Planners and Reviewers

The planners of this activity have reported that they have no relevant financial relationships.

Commercial support

There is no commercial support for this distance-learning course.

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Course Number 103338
2.25 CE credit hours
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