With more than 60 years of experience, Church World Service provides free, online training to people who care about their communities and want to see everyone recover from disaster.
"Children in Disaster" is topic of next CWS webinar, set for August 12
Church World Service's next disaster recovery webinar will be on "Children in Disaster," and will be live 2 to 3:15 p.m. (U.S. Eastern) Tuesday, August 12, 2014. Learn how you can support this important work with our most vulnerable and also resilient little ones.
Presenters will include Kathleen Fry-Miller, Associate Director of Children's Disaster Services (CDS) of the Church of the Brethren, which in partnership with others has been caring for children following disasters since 1980. In this presentation, Fry-Miller, who lives in North Manchester, Ind., will share an overview and some background on the work of the New Windsor, Md.-based CDS, as well as information on emerging partnerships, the latest responses, and new directions for the program.
Also presenting will be Nancy Beers, Director of Disaster Services and Camp Noah for Lutheran Social Service of Minnesota, Albert Lea, Minn. Beers will introduce Camp Noah to the audience. Camp Noah is a week-long Vacation Bible School-type experience for children who have been affected by a disaster. The curriculum of the day camp was designed to help children experience God's love and recover from traumatic events.
Click here to register: https://www2.gotomeeting.com/register/440588202
American Red Cross Disaster Cycle Services: A Brief Look at Your American Red Cross - July 15, 2014
This webinar provides an overview of American Red Cross Disaster Cycle Services and its commitment to be not only a provider of direct services but also a facilitative leader across the entire disaster cycle – Prepare, Respond, Recover – in a way that is predictable and repeatable and applied consistently nationwide. The organization’s goal is to align with government and work to enable the entire community to participate in all phases of the disaster cycle.
Disaster Long-Term Recovery Basics – June 10-11, 2014
This four-part webinar covers a wide range of topics designed to help communities rebuild and recover after a disaster. It is useful for clergy and lay leaders in disaster-affected communities, the staff of organizations who may provide disaster case management, people concerned about those affected by recent disasters, and anyone planning to mitigate the hazards in their community before a disaster strikes. Denominations and communions, congregations and ecumenical organizations are essential partners in long-term recovery work following disasters.
Part 1 - Overview
Part 2 - Gathering Information and Organizing
Part 3 - Disaster Case Management
Part 4 - Construction, Volunteer, Emotional and Spiritual Care
CWS "Disability and Disaster" Webinar - April 22, 2014
Learn more about how to include people with disabilities (i.e. with access and functional needs) in every stage of disaster preparedness and recovery, including as experts and resource providers. Presenters include: Julie Blanciak, FEMA Region II Volunteer Agency Liaison, and Dave Schaad, Field Operations Chief for FEMA’s Office of Disability Integration and Coordination. Watch the recording!
CWS "Long-Term Recovery Basics” Webinar Oct. 15-16, 2013
On October 15 and 16, the CWS Emergency Response Team presented an updated Long-term Recovery Basics. Click Here for the Slides:
CWS "Health and Safety in Disaster Recovery" Webinar September 10
Our September 10 webinar focused on health and safety - two vital components of disaster relief and recovery, not only for the survivors, but also for the volunteers who are often in risky environments.
Our August 6 webinar discussed "Disaster Preparedness," covering important details often overlooked while preparing for an emergency, from Disaster Case Management (DCM) to Emotional and Spiritual Care.
Power Point Slides
Who does what?
The CWS Emergency Response Specialists June 4 presented key organizations and people that play a significant role from preparedness to long-term recovery.
Power Point Slides
Watch the recording on Youtube
Social Media and Long-term Recovery
On Nov. 13, 2013, CWS Emergency Response Specialist Kuulei Funn discussed how Social Media can be used in a Long Term Recovery Group.
The VALS: Your Friends in Disaster Recovery
What Comes After Recovery
What’s the Story and How to Tell It
Farmers, Rural Communities and Disasters – Materials and Presentation with Notes
Technology-Caused Disasters: How Healthy is Your Community?