Disaster and Hazard Readiness 101

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September 16, 2020
11:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. ET

About this Session:

The first session in this year’s Academy series provides a bird’s-eye view of disasters and hazards. Dr. Lindsey begins with a high-level overview addressing terminology, phases of management, and types of disasters and hazards. She provides insights into significant research guiding disaster and hazard readiness and response, as well as the role and impact of media, and emergent conversations around the COVID-19 pandemic. She also discusses integrated disaster management and what this entails at state, federal, local, and individual levels. Throughout the session Dr. Lindsey encourages reflection and engagement around our own experiences with disasters at multiple levels.

Learning Objectives:

  • Identify and define at least five different types of hazards and disasters including their historical and theoretical frameworks.
  • Describe multiple disaster and hazard management operations at  federal, state, and local levels.
  • Differentiate the supports in place to assist with hazards and disasters before, during, and after they occur.

Guest Speaker

Image of Scott CottonScott Cotton, University of Wyoming, will serve as a guest speaker during this first session.  Mr. Cotton is an area extension educator focusing on Agriculture, Rural Living & Disaster Resilience and leads the University of Wyoming’s Disaster Education Program.  He is also a past national chair of the Extension Disaster Education Network (EDEN). Mr. Cotton will present a case study for participants to discuss and react to during the session.

Continuing Education Credit:

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Continuing Education

  • This session is approved for 1.5 general CEUs for FinCert Certified Personal Finance Counselors (CPFC).
  • This session is approved for 1.5 general CE credits for AFCPE Accredited Financial Counselors (AFC).
  • This session has been approved for 1.5 Continuing Education Credits for the Certified Family Life Educator program through the National Council on Family Relations.
  • This session has been approved for 1.5 CPEU for Registered Dietitians (RDNs)  and Dietetic Technicians (NDTRs).
  • This session has been approved for 1.5 clock hours from the Commission for Case Manager Certification.
  • Programming approval for CE credits has been obtained for Social Work, Licensed Professional Counselors and Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist from the UT Austin Steve Hicks School of Social Work.
  • A certificate of completion will be available.

Event Materials

Session Slides (PDF)

El Niño Blizzard of 1997, Case Study (PDF)

Resource List (PDF)

Helping You Build Community Capacity (Image)

All-of-Nation Approach (Image)

Military Family Readiness Academy

This session is part of the 2020, Disaster and Hazard Readiness Foundations series. Visit the series homepage to learn more about the series, facilitator and other and special activities being offered.

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Email us at MilFamLN@gmail.com or leave a comment below if you have any questions or comments regarding this session.

11 Replies to “Disaster and Hazard Readiness 101”

  1. Hi it’s Director Harr here, I cant find the academy home page to sign up for the updates & news letter , please help.

    1. Hi Ann,

      Sometimes the certificate gets caught in a spam folder. My colleague will forward your certificate to you shortly.

      Please let me know if I can be of further assistance,
      Hannah Hyde
      Communications Manager
      Military Families Learning Network

    1. Hi Louise,

      Sometimes the certificates get caught in the spam folder. My colleague will be forwarding your certificate to you shortly.

      Please let us know if we can be of further assistance,
      Hannah Hyde
      Communications Manager
      Military Families Learning Network

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