Disaster and Hazard Readiness

Disaster Readiness in Action

These webinars focus on implementing the unique skills and resources military family service providers need as they manage disasters and hazards within their professional fields.

Financial Preparedness is Disaster Preparedness
Discuss specific actions that individuals and families can take to become financially prepared for any emergency or disaster situation. In addition, tools, strategies, and resources are shared that can be used with service members and families.

Food and Nutrition Before, During, and After Disasters
Obtaining safe food before, during, and after disasters or hazards, such as a hurricane or a pandemic, is a necessity for survival. In this webinar, our partners from the Defense Commissary Agency share what they do to keep our food safe and what you should be shopping for before disasters hit

Preparing for a Disaster during a Pandemic 
This webinar addresses the unique planning and preparations necessary when families experience multiple disasters and hazards simultaneously. Strategies are shared for building in extra layers of protections on disaster and hazard planning, being cognizant of impacts as they occur, and incorporating different impacts and lessons learned into dynamic plans.

Supporting Parents and Children Through Hazards and Disasters
Explore tips and strategies for clinicians, Extension educators, and support-service providers working with parents as they navigate challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic considering socio-emotional development and resilience. This webinar addresses the importance of planning for increases in domestic violence and child maltreatment during emergencies and explores what serving victims in this context looks like.

Going Beyond the Checklist in Emergency Preparedness – Taking Action 
Caregivers can play a vital role in assisting families living with disabilities as they plan and prepare for disasters. Gain the knowledge and understanding, especially regarding disability, to encourage families to take action now, before disaster strikes.

Families in Disaster Recovery: Coordinating Support at the Installation Level
This webinar provides a general overview of Red Cross services as they relate to individuals, families, and communities in hazard and disaster readiness and action.  Special focus will be given to military families and communities.

Surviving the 2020 Pandemic: Lessons Learned on How to Best Support our EI/ECSE Communities
This webinar addresses systemic changes that can be made to prepare EI/ECSE systems to be immediately responsive to the needs of professionals, families, and young children served during and following a disaster or hazard. Ways in which EI/ECSE practitioners and Extension educators can prepare to provide crucial support to young children with disabilities and their military families in times of disasters or hazards also are shared.

Connecting with Communities in Asset-based Disaster Recovery
This workshop shares the community interconnections and assets that emerged from the Asset-based Community Recovery workshops and provides resources for forging the community connections that will help us aid in disaster response and recovery for military families in the future.