Calendar

September – December 2014

Sep
4
Thu
NYC Sandy Unmet Needs Roundtable Hearing – Bronx/Manhattan
Sep 4 @ 9:30 am – 12:30 pm
The Future of Flood Insurance in NYC
Sep 4 @ 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm

THE FUTURE OF FLOOD INSURANCE IN NYC WITH KATHERINE GREIG, SENIOR POLICY ADVISOR FOR THE MAYOR’S OFFICE OF RECOVERY AND RESILIENCY.

PLEASE JOIN WORLD CARES CENTER AS MS. GREIG EXPLAINS THE RAMIFICATIONS OF CHANGING FLOOD INSURANCE RATES, AS WELL AS UPCOMING HEAT WAVE AND FLOOD MITIGATION EFFORTS ON BEHALF OF MAYOR DE BLASIO’S ADMINISTRATION.

TO RSVP, CONTACT JESSE ZEIGLER AT 212-563-7570 OR E-MAIL JZEIGLER@WORLDCARES.ORG

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
The Sandy Neighborhood Design Help Desk: Rockaways Session
Sep 10 @ 5:00 pm – 8:30 pm

The Sandy Neighborhood Design Help Desk Rockaways session. Free architecture, insurance, and mortgage consultations for residents and property owners impacted by Hurricane Sandy. Architects and designers will provide information and guidance on questions related to building codes, zoning and design. Batallion Pentecostal Assembly Church, 454 Beach 67th Street, Arverne, NY 11692. For additional information, please email: sandy.design.helpdesk@gmail.com.

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
11
Thu
NYC Sandy Unmet Needs Roundtable Hearing – Brooklyn
Sep 11 @ 9:30 am – 12:30 pm
Webinar: Not Just Small Adults: Health Resources on Children in Disasters and Emergencies @ Webinar
Sep 11 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Needs of children in disasters and emergencies are different than adults; health officials, responders, and providers face unique challenges when planning for and providing care to children. Multiple U.S. Department of Health and Human Services agencies and funded organizations collaborated to develop a comprehensive online guide that will serve as a central source for pediatric-related disaster and emergency health information. This new resource (http://disasterinfo.nlm.nih.gov/dimrc/children.html) brings into one place professional-level materials, documents, Web sites, and articles distinctly about children from authoritative sources, including government, private, non-profit and international organizations and agencies.

Learn about this robust new resource, the collaboration behind it, and how it can make your information searching more efficient.

WHO CAN PARTICIPATE:
This free webinar is open to everyone – please spread the word and invite others in your organizations, send to your email lists, and post to your social media accounts.

LOGIN:
To join the meeting at 4:00 pm ET, Thursday, September 11, click on LastSpam has detected a possible fraud attempt from “urldefense.proofpoint.com” claiming to be https://webmeeting.nih.gov/disinfo
Enter your name in the guest box and click “Enter Room”.
A box should pop up asking for your phone number.
Enter your phone number and the system will call you.
For those who cannot use this call-back feature, the dial-in information is:
Dial-In: 1-888-757-2790
Pass-Code: 745907
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Sep
18
Thu
NYC Sandy Unmet Needs Roundtable Hearing – Staten Island
Sep 18 @ 9:30 am – 12:30 pm
Sep
19
Fri
HURRIPLAN: Resilient Community Planning
Sep 19 @ 8:00 am – 5:00 pm

Of all natural disasters, hurricanes are perhaps the most devastating to the built environment. HURRIPLAN, is a newly developed approach for hurricane resilient community planning and building design. Designing for hurricane hazards and community sheltering also provides the opportunity to deploy sustainable design strategies which enhance the resilience of coastal communities. HURRIPLAN is a two-day performance-level course which provides planning and design professionals with the knowledge and training necessary to
design hurricane resilient commercial and institutional buildings. Through lectures and active learning components, existing regulations and beyond-code design guidelines are discussed and implemented. The culmination of the course includes the creation of a site plan and building design of a community safe room in a nearby hurricane-prone community.

REGISTER AND PRE-TEST ONLINE AT: https://ndptc.hawaii.edu/training

NOTE: Participants must bring a wi-fi enabled laptop or device to training.

REGISTRATION ASSISTANCE: Eve Dilworth Rosen • erosen@aiany.org; 212-358-6117

Sep
20
Sat
HURRIPLAN: Resilient Community Planning
Sep 20 @ 8:00 am – 5:00 pm

Of all natural disasters, hurricanes are perhaps the most devastating to the built environment. HURRIPLAN, is a newly developed approach for hurricane resilient community planning and building design. Designing for hurricane hazards and community sheltering also provides the opportunity to deploy sustainable design strategies which enhance the resilience of coastal communities. HURRIPLAN is a two-day performance-level course which provides planning and design professionals with the knowledge and training necessary to
design hurricane resilient commercial and institutional buildings. Through lectures and active learning components, existing regulations and beyond-code design guidelines are discussed and implemented. The culmination of the course includes the creation of a site plan and building design of a community safe room in a nearby hurricane-prone community.

REGISTER AND PRE-TEST ONLINE AT: https://ndptc.hawaii.edu/training

NOTE: Participants must bring a wi-fi enabled laptop or device to training.

REGISTRATION ASSISTANCE: Eve Dilworth Rosen • erosen@aiany.org; 212-358-6117

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
25
Thu
NYC Sandy Unmet Needs Roundtable Hearing – Queens
Sep 25 @ 9:30 am – 12:30 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

Sep
30
Tue
Volunteer Disaster Chaplain Training Course
Sep 30 @ 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

Oct
7
Tue
VNSNY’s Disaster Distress Response Program Workshop
Oct 7 @ 4:30 pm – 5:30 pm

Licensed clinicians will be present to educate attendees on the common reactions and symptoms experienced by people who have been exposed to a single event disaster
such as Superstorm Sandy, share how disasters affect the way we think and feel, and
teach techniques proven to help people manage stress and improve their quality of life.
Participants will also have the opportunity to continue work more intensively on these issues through a free in-home 10-week program.

For more information about the workshop, please contact the Disaster Distress Response Program at: 718-888-6955.

Oct
8
Wed
Call to Action Far Rockaway Long Term Recovery Group @ Battalion Pentecostal Assembly Inc. 454 Beach 67th street Arverne NY 11692
Oct 8 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Oct
14
Tue
NYC VOAD Volunteer Coordination Committee
Oct 14 @ 3:30 pm – 5:00 pm
Oct
22
Wed
Call to Action Far Rockaway Long Term Recovery Group @ Battalion Pentecostal Assembly Inc. 454 Beach 67th street Arverne NY 11692
Oct 22 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Oct
29
Wed
Hurricane Sandy hits around 7pm
Oct 29 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Nov
5
Wed
Call to Action Far Rockaway Long Term Recovery Group @ Battalion Pentecostal Assembly Inc. 454 Beach 67th street Arverne NY 11692
Nov 5 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Nov
11
Tue
NYC VOAD Volunteer Coordination Committee
Nov 11 @ 3:30 pm – 5:00 pm
Nov
19
Wed
Call to Action Far Rockaway Long Term Recovery Group @ Battalion Pentecostal Assembly Inc. 454 Beach 67th street Arverne NY 11692
Nov 19 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Dec
3
Wed
Call to Action Far Rockaway Long Term Recovery Group @ Battalion Pentecostal Assembly Inc. 454 Beach 67th street Arverne NY 11692
Dec 3 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm