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Families in Disaster Recovery: Coordinating Support at the Installation Level

Wed March 17, 2021: 11:00 am-12:30 pm EDT

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About this Session

This interactive panel presentation will provide a general overview of Red Cross services as they relate to individuals, families, and communities in hazard and disaster readiness and action.  Special focus will be given to military families and communities. 

The session will provide information regarding: 1) relevant Red Cross programs, structures, and resources, 2) relationship management and community resilience between military installations and surrounding communities, 3) the Red Cross’ role as trusted communication link among military families in times of crisis, 4) Red Cross programming focusing on hazard mitigation and disaster preparationand 5) recovery resources for military families, many of whom live off-base. 

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Presenters

Jessica Kozel
Disaster Program Manager
American Red Cross Central Appalachian Region 

Ed Helphinstine
Regional Manager
Red Cross Services to Armed Forces

Facilitator

Christopher Plein, Ph.D.
MFLN Military Caregiving Concentration

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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