Planning for the Worst, Hoping for the Best

Military Family Readiness Academy Logo with November 18 date


November 18, 2020
11:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. ET

About this Session:

This final session in the Disaster and Hazard Readiness Foundations series ties together all planning aspects involved in military family readiness from both family and service professional perspectives. Dr. Lindsey shares strategies, resources, and templates, with a focus on the who, what, when, where, and why of preparation, mitigation, and recovery. Stay tuned for more information about the guest speaker and other activities surrounding this session!

Learning Objectives:

  • Understand the importance of planning for hazards and disasters at different levels.
  • Discuss four different ways in which to prepare.
  • Identify federal, state, and local resources to assist with preparation.
  • Practice preparing a hazard and disaster plan document.

Guest Speaker

Nancy Beers
Center for Disaster Philanthropy’s Midwest Early Recovery Fund

Image of Nancy BeersNancy Beers oversees The CDP Early Recovery Fund, which  focuses on supporting vulnerable populations in 10 states in the  Midwest, following a disaster. Before joining CDP, Nancy was  Senior Director of Disaster Services for Lutheran Social Services  of Minnesota where she led disaster long-term recovery work and  Camp Noah, a nationally acclaimed trauma recovery program for  children. A long-time advocate for children and families, Nancy served for many years as a court advocate for children for the State  of Minnesota. Nancy was a member of the Disaster Case  Management subcommittee for the National Voluntary  Organizations Active in Disaster (VOAD) and served as Vice  President of Minnesota VOAD. She holds a bachelor’s degree in chemistry and biology from  Gustavus Adolphus College in St. Peter, Minn. Nancy lives in Albert Lea, Minnesota with her  husband, has three grown children and seven grandchildren.

Continuing Education Credit:

The Military Families Learning Network is applying for continuing education credit for this session. More information and details will be listed below as they become available.

  • 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).
  • 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.

The MFLN has applied for additional continuing education credits and we are awaiting approval:

    • Commission for Case Manager Certification

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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4 Replies to “Planning for the Worst, Hoping for the Best”

    1. Hi Michael,

      The event materials for this session will be available on November 17th.

      Thank you,
      Hannah Hyde
      Communications Manager
      Military Families Learning Network

  1. Please register me for the Planning for the Worst, Hoping for the Best class. Thank you

    Philip Vyce, AFC
    Accredited Financial Counselor
    Zeiders Enterprises
    Fleet & Family Support Center, Yorktown
    1949 Von Steuben Dr.
    Newport News, VA. 23603
    Direct: 757-887-7757
    DSN: 953-7757
    Fax: 757-887-4142

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