Calendar

July – September 2014

Jul
31
Thu
Two – Day Strategic Grant Development Workshop
Jul 31 @ 8:30 am – 5:00 pm

Our grant writing workshop offers you key, proven strategies to develop winning proposals. Here is what you will learn to make your next proposal competitive and successful:
•Writing persuasive proposals
•Identifying relevant government, foundation, and corporate funding sources
•Establishing an efficient pre-proposal planning process
•Developing and organizing results-oriented proposal ideas
•Preparing and writing content to effectively meet proposal guidelines
•Managing and streamlining submission procedures and follow-up

Strategic Proposal Writing – You will learn why a successfully written proposal requires an organized, systematic approach to conveying your story.
Strategic Grant Research – This course will introduce you to new tools and techniques that will help identify and cultivate government, foundation, and corporate grant makers.
Strategic Program Planning – You will gain a sound overview on how to ensure your proposals are clear, significant and compelling.
Tuition for our Two-Day Grant Writing Workshop is $498 per person, with a $25 off discount for early sign-ups (10 business days or more before the workshop). Each participant will receive the following items:

* ISFD Certificate of Completion accredited by CFRE with 15 Continuation Education Units (CEU)

* Strategic Grant Writing Development Proposal Workbook and Bonus Materials, Fundraising & Research CD
* On-Going Consulting Services with ISFD Instructors & Staff

Registration:
1) Online
2) Phone – Call us at (877) 414-8991. An ISFD consultant will assist you with your registration and answer any questions.
3) Email – Send an email to info@isfdonline.com with your basic contact information and a seat will be reserved.

Aug
5
Tue
Brooklyn DCM Subcommittee Meeting
Aug 5 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Psychological First Aid Training
Aug 5 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Space is limited to 100 people, we encourage anyone interested in learning more about this topic to attend. No previous mental health knowledge needed. Last day to RSVP is July 25th.

This training is an evidence-informed modular approach to help children, adolescents, adults, and families in the immediate aftermath of disaster and terrorism. Psychological First Aid is designed to reduce the initial distress caused by traumatic events and to foster short- and long-term adaptive functioning and coping.

To register, click

https://www.eventbrite.com/registerorderid=317005153949&client_token=c5b9c604d3924b1a95e43f4076921a9f&eid=12156944749

BROOKLYN Mental Health and Spiritual Care Committee Meeting @ Shorefront YM-YWHA of Brighton
Aug 5 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Aug
6
Wed
NYC Unmet Needs Roundtable Hearing – Brooklyn
Aug 6 @ 9:30 am – 12:30 pm
Aug
7
Thu
Emergency Preparedness & Building Resilient Communities:: A Four Part Series (Staten Island)
Aug 7 @ 9:00 am – 2:00 pm

Capacity Building, Community Mapping & Coalition Building

This seminar is devoted to the role of the community – what can your organization do before, during, and after a disaster? Find out how to develop your organizational capacity and to identify resources within your community.

Session are FREE of charge to the Staten Island community. Refreshments will be serviced. Registration is required. Space is limited at each session and will be filled on a first come, first serve basis. For more info or to register contact Laura Del Prete-Conde at:
Ldelprete@sinfpa.org or (718) 355-6229

Save the Date – Report Out & Goal Setting Workshop to the LTRG Sandy Strategic Recovery Planning
Aug 7 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm

For LTRG Board Members and Committee Chairs.

Brooklyn CVD (Construction) Subcommittee Meeting
Aug 7 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am
Aug
12
Tue
Individual and Community Preparedness Workshop
Aug 12 @ 8:30 am – 5:00 pm

The Individual and Community Preparedness Workshop, which will take place from 8:30 AM to 5:00 PM at 290 Broadway, will present best practices and innovative techniques for preparing the whole community, including presentations on the Public and Private Sectors, Access and Functional Needs, Faith-Based Organizations, Voluntary Organizations, and Youth programs. This whole community approach ensures that through collaboration, individuals and communities will be better prepared and more resilient. If you have questions, please contact: Claire Thomas, Community Preparedness Officer, FEMA Region II at (212) 680-8641 or via email to claire.thomas@fema.dhs.gov.

Emergency Preparedness & Building Resilient Communities: A Four Part Series
Aug 12 @ 9:00 am – 2:00 pm

Bringing It Home
This seminar will tie together the previous sessions to present a tool kit for individuals and agencies for times of disaster. Understand the key ideas developed throughout the series and how to continue the conversation.

Session are FREE of charge to the Staten Island community. Refreshments will be serviced. Registration is required. Space is limited at each session and will be filled on a first come, first serve basis. For more info or to register contact Laura Del Prete-Conde at:
Ldelprete@sinfpa.org or (718) 355-6229

Free Queens Legal Services
Aug 12 @ 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Every Tuesday from 1 pm to 5 pm, a representative from Queens Legal Services will be in Councilman Donavan Richards address 1931 Mott AvE, Far Rockaway Office to aid anyone dealing with housing issues. Queens Legal Services provides free high quality legal help in civil matters to low-income people throughout New York City. Please call (347) 592-2200 or 718-471-7014 to RSVP or for more information.

CWS Webinar: “Children in Disaster” @ Webinar
Aug 12 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm

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.

Children’s Disaster Services (CDS) of the Church of the Brethren, in partnership with others, has been caring for children following disasters since 1980. In this presentation, Associate Director Kathleen Fry-Miller will share an overview and some background on the work of CDS, as well as information on emerging partnerships, the latest responses, and new directions for the program. Learn how you can support this important work with our most vulnerable and also resilient little ones.

Also presenting will be Nancy Beer. Nancy 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

And visit http://www.cwsglobal.org/ltrwebinars to view videorecordings and/or PowerPoints of past webinars.

NYC VOAD Volunteer Coordination Committee
Aug 12 @ 3:30 pm – 5:00 pm
Aug
13
Wed
NYC Sandy Unmet Needs Roundtable Training Day
Aug 13 @ 8:30 am – 12:30 pm

This training is being presented by New York Disaster Interfaith Services (NYDIS) and is intended to teach New York City DCM Supervisors and DCMs how to present cases to the NYC Sandy Unmet Needs Roundtable. The Roundtable is a source of cash assistance, loans and discounted/tax-free appliances and building supplies – for those impacted by Sandy and regardless of immigration status. This training is open to any disaster case manager from any agency. This training is required before a DCM can apply to the Roundtable on behalf of their client’s unmet needs.

Register at: https://nydis.wufoo.com/forms/nyc-sandy-unr-training-day-81314/

Call to Action Far Rockaway Long Term Recovery Group @ Battalion Pentecostal Assembly Inc. 454 Beach 67th street Arverne NY 11692
Aug 13 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Aug
14
Thu
NYC Sandy Unmet Needs Roundtable Hearing – Queens
Aug 14 @ 9:30 am – 12:30 pm
Aug
21
Thu
NYC Sandy Unmet Needs Roundtable Hearing – Staten Island
Aug 21 @ 9:30 am – 12:30 pm
Aug
26
Tue
Free Queens Legal Services
Aug 26 @ 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Every Tuesday from 1 pm to 5 pm, a representative from Queens Legal Services will be in Councilman Donavan Richards address 1931 Mott AvE, Far Rockaway Office to aid anyone dealing with housing issues. Queens Legal Services provides free high quality legal help in civil matters to low-income people throughout New York City. Please call (347) 592-2200 or 718-471-7014 to RSVP or for more information.

Aug
27
Wed
Call to Action Far Rockaway Long Term Recovery Group @ Battalion Pentecostal Assembly Inc. 454 Beach 67th street Arverne NY 11692
Aug 27 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Sep
9
Tue
Free Queens Legal Services
Sep 9 @ 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Every Tuesday from 1 pm to 5 pm, a representative from Queens Legal Services will be in Councilman Donavan Richards address 1931 Mott AvE, Far Rockaway Office to aid anyone dealing with housing issues. Queens Legal Services provides free high quality legal help in civil matters to low-income people throughout New York City. Please call (347) 592-2200 or 718-471-7014 to RSVP or for more information.

NYC VOAD Volunteer Coordination Committee
Sep 9 @ 3:30 pm – 5:00 pm
Sep
10
Wed
Call to Action Far Rockaway Long Term Recovery Group @ Battalion Pentecostal Assembly Inc. 454 Beach 67th street Arverne NY 11692
Sep 10 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Sep
23
Tue
Free Queens Legal Services
Sep 23 @ 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Every Tuesday from 1 pm to 5 pm, a representative from Queens Legal Services will be in Councilman Donavan Richards address 1931 Mott AvE, Far Rockaway Office to aid anyone dealing with housing issues. Queens Legal Services provides free high quality legal help in civil matters to low-income people throughout New York City. Please call (347) 592-2200 or 718-471-7014 to RSVP or for more information.

Sep
24
Wed
Call to Action Far Rockaway Long Term Recovery Group @ Battalion Pentecostal Assembly Inc. 454 Beach 67th street Arverne NY 11692
Sep 24 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Sep
29
Mon
Volunteer Disaster Chaplain Training Course
Sep 29 @ 8:00 am – 5:00 pm

The Metropolitan College of New York, Emergency & Disaster Management Program), through a training partnership with the National Disaster Interfaiths Network invites religious leaders and spiritual caregivers of all faiths to take this two-day Disaster Chaplain Training. This training is being co-sponsored by NYDIS (New York Disaster Interfaith Services) and Brooklyn Center for Quality Life.

New York City area participants who complete this certification can volunteer as disaster chaplains with NYDIS. NDIN can also assist unaffiliated volunteers in finding disaster spiritual care volunteer opportunities in local communities across the United States. Emergency managers and disaster mental health professionals may take this course to develop their knowledge of disaster spiritual care best practices.

This two-day training prepares clergy, religious leaders or spiritual care providers to volunteer as disaster chaplains in mass care settings, or to serve as disaster chaplains within their house of worship, religious community or professional institution.

Registration Information
Each registrant must be endorsed for this training and/or currently serve as a chaplain, congregation staff and/or credentialed religious caregiver or leader. Emergency managers and disaster mental health professionals may register using their agency affiliation.
Tuesday-Wednesday, September 29-30 • 8:15AM – 5:00PM

Metropolitan College of New York 431 Canal Street, Manhattan (Directions)
Attendance is limited to 35 participants • Register by September 12
Registration Fee: $145 – Paid in Advance
(Continental breakfast, lunch and training materials included)

REGISTER HERE: http://theology.sewanee.edu/academics/volunteer-disaster-chaplain-training