Based on your readings from the text and your own research, discuss the phases of disaster management. Which phase do you think is most important and why? Discuss public-private partnerships with an emphasis on the role of faith-based response agencies. Finally, explain what role special needs populations play or should play in disaster response and recovery efforts.

Finally, please share your thoughts about the course. Did this course cause you to change your mind or opinion about anything related to homeland security? What was it? Why or why not? Maybe something was reinforced—if so explain. What was the most important thing you learned in this course and why? 600 WORDS