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Supporting Parents and Children Through Hazards and Disasters

Wed March 10th: 11:00 am-12:30 pm EST

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About This Session:

Providing care for families and children is uniquely important during times of crisis and disaster. Preparing for and dealing with disasters can lead to difficult feelings, conversations, and concern. During COVID-19, each family has faced unique challenges and each member of the family has experienced the current health emergency in different ways. This session explores tips and strategies for clinicians, Extension educators, and support-service providers working with parents as they navigate challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic considering socio-emotional development and resilience. The importance of planning for increases in domestic violence and child maltreatment during emergencies is also addressed, as well as what serving victims in this context looks like.

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Panelists

Beth Meeks
Director of Capacity and Technical Assistance
National Network to End Domestic Violence
https://nnedv.org/ 


Kathleen Chiarantona
, MSW
Family Advocacy Program
Office of Military Family Readiness Policy
DoD, Military Community and Family Policy


Sara Johnson
, PhD
Associate Professor of Pediatrics at the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine
Co-Director of the Ruth and Norman Rales Center for the Integration of Health and Education

Continuing Education (CE) Credit

  • This session offers CE credits through the Early Intervention Training Program (EITP) at the University of Illinois for providers in Illinois. To learn more about EITP, go to https://eitp.education.illinois.edu/
  • This session has been approved for 1.5 Continuing Education Credits for the Certified Family Life Educator (CFLE) program through the National Council on Family Relations
  • This session also offers a certificate of completion.

The Military Families Learning Network will apply for the following Continuing Education (CE) credits:

  • 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.
  • This program will be submitted to the Commission for Case Manager Certification for approval to provide board certified case managers with 1.5 clock hours.

Please revisit this page for updated information on the approval status for the above CE credits.

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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