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Disaster and Hazard Readiness Foundations

About This Series

Service members and their families experience added stressors and challenges in the face of disasters and hazards. The inaugural Military Family Readiness Academy series, Disaster and Hazard Readiness Foundations, focuses on the unique needs of military families in the context of disaster and hazard readiness.  This series engages participants in a broad conversation of disaster and hazard management and response with an emphasis on the unique readiness needs of military families.

Dr. Angie Lindsey introduces the disaster and hazard landscape from multiple vantage points—terminology, major players, theoretical frameworks, the role of media, impacts, response, and recovery, and planning from both service provider and family perspectives.


Disaster and Hazard Readiness 101

The first course in the 2020 MFRA series provides a bird’s-eye view of disasters and hazards, providing insights into significant research guiding disaster and hazard readiness and response.

Impacts & Responses in Disaster and Hazard Readiness

The second MFRA course takes an in-depth look at disaster and hazard impacts and responses by examining response phases, factors impacting community recovery, and steps professionals and families can take now for better outcomes.

Planning for the Worst, Hoping for the Best

This final course in the Disaster and Hazard Readiness Foundations MFRA series ties together all planning aspects involved in military family readiness from both family and service professional perspectives.

Continuing Education Credit Options

  • Each session has been approved for 1.5 Continuing Education Credits for the Certified Family Life Educator program through the National Council on Family Relations.
  • Each session has been approved for 1.5 CPEU for Registered Dietitians (RDNs)  and Dietetic Technicians (NDTRs).
  • Each has been approved for 1.5 clock hours from the Commission for Case Manager Certification.
  • 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. 
  • certificate of completion will be available for each session.