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2015 Disaster Volunteer Conference: Becoming Response Ready - Working with Diverse Populations

NYC Citizen Corps

Tuesday, June 30, 2015 from 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM (EDT)

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NYC Citizen Corps invites you to the 2015 Disaster Volunteer Conference: Becoming Response Ready - Working with Diverse Populations!

The Disaster Volunteer Conference was first launched in 2007 and brings together volunteers that are involved in disaster response and recovery work.  This year's conference will focus on workshops to help disaster volunteers become more efficient and effective in engaging vulnerable populations in an emergency or disaster response.

Doors will open at 5:30 PM. There will be light refreshments available. The program will start promptly at 6:00 PM. The Baruch College William and Anita Vertical Conference Center is fully accessible. If you need any other accommodations please indicate them through the event registration.


Workshops:

  • A Helping Hand: Working with People with Access and Functional Needs
    (Eli Fresquez, Senior Human Services Disability Access and Functional Needs (DAFN) Planner, NYC Emergency Management)

  • Engaging Faith Communities in Disaster, Increasing Religious Competency & Literacy
    (Peter B. Gudaitis, M.Div, President, National Disaster Interfaiths Network/NDIN)

  • Get Ready, Get Safe: Preparing Communities to Protect Children in Disasters
    (Jennifer Smith, Community Preparedness Manager (NY, NJ, CT), Save the Children USA)

  • Listen, Protect, and Connect: Responding to Trauma and Creating Community Resilience
    (Lisa Furst, LMSW, MPH, Director of Public Education, The Mental Health Association of NYC, Inc.)


  • Transformative Change: Diversity and Cultural Competency
    (Imani Keith Henry, MSW, MPA, Diversity Trainer/Organizational Development Consultant, OD for the People)


 

2015 Disaster Volunteer Planning Committee representatives from:

  • The American Red Cross - Greater New York (ARC-GNY)
  • Medical Reserve Corps of NYC Dept. of Health and Mental Hygiene (DOHMH)
  • New York Association for Volunteers (NYAVA)
  • New York Cares
  • NYC Department for the Aging (DFTA)
  • NYC Emergency Management (NYCEM)
  • The Salvation Army - Greater New York Division

 



Baruch College is an accessible location. Reasonable accomondations or other auxiliary aids and/or services will be provided upon request. To submit your request, please email NYC Citizen Corps at citizencorps@oem.nyc.gov.

Have questions about 2015 Disaster Volunteer Conference: Becoming Response Ready - Working with Diverse Populations? Contact NYC Citizen Corps

When & Where


Baruch College - The City University of New York (CUNY)
55 Lexington Ave
14th Floor
New York City, NY 10010

Tuesday, June 30, 2015 from 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM (EDT)


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NYC Citizen Corps

The NYC Citizen Corps is part of the national Citizen Corps initiative to bring together local leaders from community organizations, government, the private sector, and volunteer programs. NYC Citizen Corps promotes grassroots emergency preparedness and volunteerism, enabling New Yorkers to prepare for, respond to, and recover from disasters.
 
NYC Citizen Corps outreach initiatives are designed to support NYC organizations and target the needs of NYC’s most vulnerable populations.  In addition, NYC Citizen Corps supports special projects throughout the year including Partners in Preparedness and National Preparedness Month.

 

Get Informed: Join the NYC Citizen Corps Communications Network


NYC Citizen Corps distributes a weekly newsletter that includes information about preparedness initiatives, resources and local events. During emergencies, the Communications Network is also used to disseminate important alerts and updates.

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