Disaster and DIY Herbalism – How to Manage Common Injuries with Herbs.

Jeremy O’Leary and Stephanie Dougherty

A big part of resilience is being able to fend for ourselves and this is introductory workshop about plants that can be used in wound care, rashes, infections and general well being. Most of the plants discussed are either common in the area or can be easily grown. The two folks leading this session will be Stephanie Dougherty and Jeremy O’Leary, an avid permaculturist and CCERT trainer.

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Beyond Basic CERT- CAT (Cert Advanced Team)

Darren Branum

This course is about working with people that have finished the basic CERT class. A key part is to partner and coordinate with other CERT groups and agencies for advanced training opportunities. The course provides information about how to challenge the basic CERT members and allow them to expand their thirst of knowledge. We will also talk about building a robust and active advanced program by writing job descriptions for lead roles and other critical positions, developing and retaining volunteers through recruitment with incentives. It will also look at the use of CERT members at special events such as parades, community fairs and more.

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ReadyRating – learn how this free, Web-based, membership program can help your organization become better prepared for emergencies.

Francisco Ianni

If an emergency happens, be ready. The Red Cross ReadyRating program is a free, Web-based, membership program designed to help businesses, organizations and schools become better prepared for emergencies. Benefits include: 123 assessment that assesses possible threats and their possible impacts; ReadyRating Scorecard that provides current readiness levels; ReadyRating Next Steps Report that provides customized recommendations and a ranking of implementation actions, according to resources required; Additional assessments, tools and resources; and optional public recognition via Member Seal.

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Social Media in Disasters and Emergency Preparedness

James Roddey & Scott Reuter

Social Media is changing the way people respond to, and prepare for disasters. Tweets can travel faster than seismic waves, creating a real-time earthquake warning system. Virtual communities are created around the world when disasters strike and 80% of Americans expect messages for help on social media sites to be monitored 24/ 7 by emergency services professionals. Did you know you could turn your smart phone into your greatest safety tool? Want to get involved in a Virtual Operations Support Group that helps in disasters around the world?
Join disaster guru James Roddey and social media expert Scott Reuter and learn about the world of social media, emergency preparedness and disaster response in the 21st century.

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FC-204: Funding and Support

Stella Hickey

This course provides an overview of how funding and resources can benefit, strengthen, and increase the scope of Fire Corps programs by creating financial stability. It also identifies the basic steps and components to building a financial plan. The module will cover which funding streams are available and which are right for your program. Learn basic guidelines to determining your financial needs and resource already available to you, as well as tips to acquiring funding and the benefits to gaining a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt status

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Disaster and Complicated Grief Survival

Tim Serban

This Presentation is designed for all audiences including professional responders and community members alike. In this workshop participants will learn about the complex nature of disaster grief and complicated grief that impacts survivors and rescuers alike. The emotional impact of a disaster has long lasting responses to survivors and those who may be responders to a disaster. As a family member or caregiver who is part of the recovery team supporting those who return home. Learn key lessons in helping people cope with the overwhelming nature of a disaster. Know how to recognize trigger events and if you are a first-time responder or seasoned veteran, learn how to keep yourself healthy for long after the danger has passed. Participants will receive original unique handouts and tools for coping with grief, loss and will receive a Traumatic Stress Inoculation Guide to apply immediately.

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The Best Prepared Town in America (Hint, it’s in Oregon!)

James Roddey

There are three small, very vulnerable communities in Oregon that are light years ahead of almost everyone in the United States when it comes to being prepared for disasters. These communities have formed a non-profit organization that includes hundreds of active volunteers, with committees responsible for creating short and long term sheltering and evacuation strategies; water storage; emergency communications; pet preparedness and sheltering; emergency supplies and storage and; an online emergency database and resources center. They’ve even established a nationally registered Medical Reserve Corps. They’ve done it all on a shoe-string budget and love to teach other communities how to do it. Learn about this remarkable group of volunteers and how you can duplicate their success in your communities with James Roddey and the Emergency Volunteer Corps.

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Dealing with Difficult People during Disasters

Alice Busch

As a responder to large-scale incidents you will be on the front line with individuals and communities in duress. This class offers a primer regarding the physical effects that may manifest during a disaster and simple strategies on how to ‘de-escalate’ situations you and your team may encounter. It offers only a sampling of the many strategies and tactics that can be gained via other trainings such as: Trauma Intervention, Mentation, Emotional Survival for the Emergency Services Provider, the Bullet Proof Mind, CISM, and many others.

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Psychological First Aid

Judy Olivier, Ph.D.

Psychological First Aid is a supportive behavioral health intervention to assist children, adolescents, adults and families in the immediate aftermath of disaster and terrorism. It is designed to be helpful for a variety of audiences and for delivery in diverse settings such as shelters, disaster assistance service centers, field hospitals and other community settings. Basic objectives include calming and orienting emotionally overwhelmed or distraught survivors, helping survivors to articulate immediate needs and concerns, and offering practical assistance to connect survivors as soon as possible to social support networks and community helping resources.

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Social Media & Technology History of the Deaf

Jane Croft

Social Media is the latest in the long evolution of technology since 1970s. Did you know the Deaf were one of the first public adopters of the social media technology from the very beginning? Let’s take a trip in the memory lane of the various technology milestones that has opened the door for the deaf community to Communicate, Connect & Contribute. The class will learn what the Deaf Community needs; their future challenges; their latest trends for future evolution; and how Emergency Managers and Responders and the Hearing Community can engage the Deaf Community today for preparedness, response and recovery.

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