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Psychology of Trauma and Disaster

College of Arts and Sciences
Kate Yurgil
Fall 2023


Service learning is optional for this course.


   Transportation Time Credit
   Taking more than one service learning class?

To record Service Learning time you must use the digital timesheet to log and document your service learning activity. This includes time you spend at or online with the service site, researching, gathering information, meeting with fellow students or agency representatives, and executing aspects of your service learning. Time should be recorded daily to log the start and end of each service assignment. Completed time logs are due twice per semester at midterm, October 11, and by the final day of class, December 8 for review and verification. Any time submitted after these dates will not be considered for service learning credit. If you have any problems or questions, please reach out right away to

Students will examine how personal, environmental, and socio-cultural factors contribute to unique psychological responses following trauma by engaging with and assisting people affected by trauma or disaster events.


PRE-APPROVED Service Learning placements:
Anna's Place NOLA
Boys Hope Girls Hope
CCANO: Immigration & Refugee Services
Communities in Schools Gulf South
Crescent City Cafe'
Hagar's House
Harry Tompson Center
Metro Centers for Community Advocacy
Operation Restoration
Project Lazarus
The Neutral Ground Collaborative
Travelers Aid Society



  1. Watch the OCELTS "Getting Started with Service Learning" video to understand the SL process.
  2. Choose at least two agencies to meet with at the SERVE fair
  3. Use the How to Excel in Service Learning worksheet to determine your availability for service.
  4. Secure your placement on time.  Submit your acceptance form before the deadline.
  5. Document all hours (start and end of each service task) using the service learning timesheet. OCELTS regularly monitors time logs and verifies hours with your site twice per semester. 
  6. Know that your agency supervisor will submit a performance evaluation on your work at the end of the semester. This evaluation will go to your professor and be incorporated into your class grade.