Disaster and Hazard Readiness in Action

The 2021 Military Family Readiness Academy series Disaster and Hazard Readiness in Action will focus on the skills, contexts, and situations military family service providers may draw from and navigate as they manage disasters and emergencies within their professional fields.

A continuation from the 2020 Academy series Disaster and Hazard Readiness Foundations, this year’s series builds on the basic concepts of disaster and hazard management, including impacts and responses, planning, collaboration, and mitigation.

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. Sessions will offer guidance on how to work effectively with families during disasters and hazards, and many will draw from recent and ongoing situations providers are facing during the COVID-19 pandemic. Dialogue will be a central component of this series—lessons learned, resources, and insights will be shared across panelists and speakers, and participants are encouraged to contribute as much as possible.

Series Schedule


How to Register for this Series:

Learn about each session, using the links above, to determine which session(s) you would like to attend. Complete the registration form below to register for sessions in this series.  

Get Involved in the Asset-based Community Recovery Workshop!

Workshop cover image - graphic of a cluster of professionals or community members to represent a networkThe 2021 Academy series will also offer a workshop on community resilience and recovery. The workshop will facilitate small group discussions focused on what we’ve learned as providers working during the COVID-19 pandemic. The goal of the workshop is to create resources we can all use as we continue to provide services and support to military families.

To accommodate our international audience, the workshop will be offered three times throughout the series. Registration for this dialogue-based learning experience is limited so be sure to identify the day and time that best fits your schedule and join your colleagues from around the world to discuss, learn, and grow from our collective pandemic experiences.

Participants may choose from the following dates/times for a workshop to attend:

  • February 3, 2021 at 11:00 a.m. ET
  • February 23, 2021 at 12:00 p.m. ET
  • March 2, 2021 at 2:00 p.m. ET

Space is limited so register early!

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This series is part of the Military Family Readiness Academy. Learn about the Academy and other series offered by visiting the Academy homepage.