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Preparing for Disasters during a Pandemic

March 3, 2021 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm EST

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About this Webinar:

During the COVID-19 pandemic, many populations have experienced additional disasters and hazards, including wildfires and hurricanes. Many people have also experienced hardships such as food insecurity, military service member deployments, and loss of employment. This webinar addresses the unique planning and preparations necessary when families experience multiple disasters and hazards simultaneously.

Dr. Keith Tidball approaches the conversation with an emphasis on planning and growth. We are living in a time of teachable moments, when we can be both proactive (planning ahead for social and mental impacts) and reactive (taking note of what is being done and what has worked). Dr. Tidball shares strategies for building in extra layers of protection on disaster and hazard planning, being cognizant of impacts as they occur, and incorporating different impacts and lessons learned into dynamic plans.

Military families already face unique challenges as they experience hazards and disasters—this webinar helps prepare service providers and Extension educators to offer the supports required when multiple hazards and disasters are experienced simultaneously.

Learning Objectives

Participants will be able to:

  1. Identify the unique attributes of a pandemic within a disaster and all-hazards context.
  2. Discuss the particular preparation, management, mitigation, and response required for handling this unique kind of hazard (pandemic)
  3. Understand the added complexity of preparedness and response for other hazards and disasters while in the midst of a pandemic
  4.  Identify non-traditional coping mechanisms for side effects of a pandemic such as long-term quarantine and isolation.


Image of Keith TidballDr. Keith Tidball

Assistant Director, Cornell Cooperative Extension, Environment & Natural Resources

Senior Extension Associate, Department of Natural Resources, Cornell University

G7 Chief Training Officer, Headquarters, New York Guard, NY Department of Military & Naval Affairs

Continuing Education (CE) Credit

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Continuing Education

  • 1.5 clock hours from the Commission for Case Manager Certification for board-certified case managers
  • 1.5 CE credits from the National Council on Family Relations for Certified Family Life Educators (CFLE)
  • 1.5 CE credits 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
  • This webinar also offers a certificate of completion.

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March 3, 2021
11:00 am - 12:30 pm EST
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Complete the registration form with your name, email address, and how you learned about this webinar. You should receive a confirmation email shortly after with the connection information. Please email us at [email protected] if you have any questions or need technical support.

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On-Demand Webinars
Continuing Education Credits Available
Disaster and Hazard Readiness in Action