April – May 2014
The 11th annual Institute for Disaster Mental Health conference on April 25, 2014, will focus on how disaster response professionals can best communicate with community members to help them avoid or minimize their exposure to disaster, and to jumpstart their recovery when events do occur. Presentations and workshops will address specific hazards and populations, with representatives familiar with the challenges of message dissemination during complex and rapidly changing disasters.
•Richard Serino, Deputy Administrator of the Federal Emergency Management Agency (retired) on the role of government and the whole community approach to resilience
•Eric Klinenberg, Ph.D., Professor of Sociology at New York University and author of Heat Wave: A Social Autopsy of Disaster in Chicago on superstorms, climate change, and the future of cities
•Wendy Harman, Director of Social Strategy for the American Red Cross, on the strengths and limitations of social media in disasters
•Lou McNally, Ph.D., Research Assistant Professor, Climate Change Institute, University of Maine at Orono, Maine and Assistant Professor of Applied Aviation Sciences, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, on the mass media’s role in communicating in crisis
With opening remarks by Congressman Chris Gibson and Jerome Hauer, Ph.D., Commissioner of the New York State Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Services.
We have chosen this theme for our next conference because there is no more urgent issue than climate change, yet government, corporations, and the public are reluctant to change. In addition, while a great deal of research has been devoted to issues of engineering, architecture, land use, etc., as ways of mitigating the effects of climate change, very little attention has been paid to the ways psychological factors, money and politics, and infrastructures impede change. This conference examines these issues as well as the difficult choices that must be made to foster urban resilience. We aim to make clear how these factors can be overcome and identify areas in which more research is needed. Speakers include experts in the social sciences, philosophy, architecture, environmental engineering, city planning, politics, and business.
Please register for the conference online at Eventbrite below. All tickets are now free. Registered attendees can pick up their ticket(s) at the start of any session by giving their names at the door or by showing us their EventBrite confirmation. Tickets will also be available at the door. Email firstname.lastname@example.org if you have questions.
The 11th annual Institute for Disaster Mental Health conference held at SUNY New Paltz will focus on how disaster response professionals can best communicate with community members to help them avoid or minimize their exposure to disaster, and to jumpstart their recovery when events do occur. Presentations and workshops will address specific hazards and populations, with representatives familiar with the challenges of message dissemination during complex and rapidly changing disasters. For more info, click http://www.newpaltz.edu/idmh/conference.html
The first ever Coney Island Family Day is being held in coordination with National Healthy
Kids Day—an initiative of the YMCA in which the facility is opened to the community—and
the beginning of the gardening season at the adjacent Surfside Community Garden.
With a focus on health and community collaboration, Coney Island Family Day will
bring together businesses, not-for-profits, community leaders, and City agencies for a day
of information-sharing and family fun.
DOHMH, OEM and CAUSE-NY, in conjunction with The Bronx Long Term Recovery Group, present Emergency Preparedness & Building Resilient Communities: A Four-Part Series
Session 1: The Constellation of Disaster Response Agencies
Tuesday, January 7, 2014
9:00 AM – 1:00 PM
Bronx Christian Fellowship Church
1015 E Gun Hill Road
Bronx, NY 10469
Session 2: Cycles & Phases of Disaster
Tuesday, February 18, 2014
9:00 AM – 1:00 PM
Session 3: Capacity Building, Community Mapping & Coalition Building
Tuesday, March 18, 2014
9:00 AM – 3:30 AM; This will be a full day session
Session 4: Bringing It Home
Tuesday, April 29, 2014
9:00 AM – 1:00 PM
**Note: Participants can attend individual sessions but are encouraged to participate in all four parts of the series.**
All sessions will be held in the Bronx at a location that will be announced closer to the series start date.
Sessions are FREE of charge to the Bronx community. Refreshments will be served.
RSVP at http://www.tinyurl.com/bronxltrg
For more information, contact Simona Caplan at email@example.com or 212-983-4800 x122.
Panel presenters for training, employment opportunities and other Veteran Services
- Amanda Morales, Brooklyn Workforce Innovations
- Natasha Holliday, Access VR
- Donnell Simon, Samaritan Village
For info call Tim at 347-957-2450
This grant writing workshop will help non-profit organizations understand what to do and what to avoid when applying for federal grant funds. Learn how the funding process works, how to use on-line resources to find funding from the 26 federal agencies that award grants and how to develop a grant proposal that will score well in the competitive review.
This training is free! Registration is required. Registration deadline is April 28, 2014 but registration may close earlier if maximum capacity is reached.
Register online at:
The Affordable Housing Institute conducts a comprehensive, year-round series of training courses and a score of single-session workshops that promote best practices in affordable housing green management and development, increases policy advocacy skills, and through a new series for 2013/2014 assists community organizations and residents working on post-Sandy rebuilding and resiliency.
Register at: http://www.nycharities.org/events/EventLevels.aspx?ETID=6885
This full-day conference is the first in an ongoing workshop series about evidence-based trauma treatments. The program will expose participants to the essentials of trauma, including: defining trauma and trauma in the recovery process; examining the neurobiological implications of trauma; exploring EBP and emerging interventions; and looking at aspects of evidence-informed care in different populations. Through this conference, participants will gain core knowledge on which to build a deeper understanding of the effects of trauma and how to work with those who have experienced traumatic life events. For more information, visit http://socialwork.nyu.edu/alumni/continuing-education/trainings-and-conferences.html