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Going Beyond the Checklist in Emergency Preparedness – Taking Action

Wed February 17, 2021: 11:00 am-12:30 pm EST

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About this Session:

Caregivers can play a vital role in assisting families living with disabilities as they plan and prepare for disasters. Participants will gain the knowledge and understanding, especially regarding disability, needed to encourage families to take action now, before disaster strikes. Through an interactive session, military service providers and caregivers will learn essential steps to help build family resilience.

Learning Objectives

  • Identify essential and disability-related items that belong in a family disaster kit.
  • Explain the importance of a written family disaster plan.
  • Describe at least three vital documents that may help in disaster recovery.
  • Discuss ways to build family resilience.

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Presenter

Crystal Lyons is a disability consultant specializing in accessibility and ADA related issues.  Dedicated to disability integration, she develops and provides training and coaching for a variety of entities including local governments, transit agencies, centers for independent living and emergency management organizations. Her company specializes in disability integration analysis, inclusive emergency preparedness, accessible communications and ADA Title II compliance, both Department of Justice and Department of Transportation regulations. She also serves on the Texas Division of Emergency Management’s Texas Emergency Management Advisory Committee (TEMAC), Executive Committee and is Vice President of the Coalition of Texans with Disabilities (CTD).

Continuing Education (CE) Credit

  • Social Work, LPC, LMFT: Programming approval for 1.5 CE credits will be obtained for Social Work, Licensed Professional Counselors, and Licensed Marriage & Family Therapists from the University of Texas at Austin, Steve Hicks School of Social Work. Check with your state licensing agency for reciprocity and/or credit approval if licensed for other professions or in one of the following states: CO, FL, HI, IA, KS, KY, MI, NY, ND, OH, OK
  • Case Manager: This program has been submitted to the Commission for Case Manager Certification for approval to provide board certified case managers with 1.5 clock hours.
  • Board Certified Patient Advocates: This program has been pre-approved by The Patient Advocate Certification Board to provide continuing education credit to Board Certified Patient Advocates (BCPA). The course has been approved for a total of 1.5 CE contact hour, of which 0.0 are in the area of Ethics.
  • Certified Family Life Educators (CFLE):  This program has been approved by the National Council on Family Relations (NCFR) for 1.5 CE credit for CFLE.
  • Certificates of completion are available for providers interested in documenting their training activities.

Session Materials

Session Flyer (PDF)


This session is part of the 2021 Military Family Readiness Academy series entitled Disaster and Hazard Readiness in Action. Participants can choose from a range of sessions that will prepare providers to support the readiness and wellbeing of military families during disasters and hazards in areas such as caregiving, children and family needs, nutrition, and finances.

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