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Preparing for the Unexpected: Helping Vulnerable Children in Disasters

This is a live webinar. Registered participants will receive an e-mail with instructions on how to join the workshop.

Presenter: Daniel Dodgen, PhD

CEUs/Category: 3.0 Cat. 1 CEUs

Course Description:

The 21st Century has seen significant increases in the type and frequency of events that impact our health and welfare. These range from public health emergencies like Ebola and measles to acts of violence like terrorism and school shootings to ever-increasing climate related disasters such as hurricanes and wildfires. Children, especially those with special health care needs and disabilities, are among the most vulnerable people in these events. This talk will describe some of these threats with an emphasis on their impact on children and strategies to improve preparedness, response, and recovery for the whole community.

Instructional Level: Intermediate

Learning Objectives: This workshop is designed to help participants:

1. Recognize potential threats and their impact on children.
2. Describe how service providers and community can mitigate the impact of these events on children.
3. Apply community-based strategies to improve preparedness, response, and recovery.

Target Populations:

  • Counselors
  • Educators
  • Nurses and other medical staff
  • Occupational therapists
  • Organizational leaders
  • Paraprofessionals
  • Parents/caregivers/community members
  • Physical therapists
  • Psychologists
  • Social workers
  • Speech/language therapists
  • Students
  • Support and other school staff members

Maryland Center for Developmental Disabilities at Kennedy Krieger Institute is authorized by the Board of Social Work Examiners in Maryland to sponsor social work continuing education programs and maintains full responsibility for this program. Kennedy Krieger Institute is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. Kennedy Krieger Institute maintains responsibility for this program and its content. 3.0 Continuing Education Credits (Category 1) will be granted to social workers and licensed psychologists. A Certificate of Attendance will be made available for all other disciplines. No conflicts have been identified (this includes commercial support and research grants/funding). The registration fees include: $55 registration fee will be charged for professionals, $15 registration for parents/caregivers/individuals with disabilities, and $10 for students/trainees workshop registrations.

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Mail check to: Maryland Center for Developmental Disabilities at Kennedy Krieger Institute, Attn: MCDD Training Program, 7000 Tudsbury Road, Baltimore, MD 21244
 
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Cancellation Policy:  Refund requests must be received by fax 443-923-9570 or e-mail Training.MCDD@kennedykrieger.org  7 business days before the training. No refunds will be made thereafter.

Maryland Center for Developmental Disability at Kennedy Krieger Institute reserves the right to cancel any of its workshops due to unforeseen circumstances. In this event, we will refund the registration fee only and not additional costs associated with attending the workshop. Should you have any questions, call 443-923-5555. 

Thursday, July 16 at 12:00pm to 3:15pm

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