COURSE DESCRIPTIONS – PAGE 1 Disaster Courses INTRODUCTION TO DISASTER SERVICES http://www2.redcross.org/flash/course01_v01/ CHAPTER DISASTER PLAN WORKSHOP (ARC 1080L) Thursday and Friday 9:00 – 5:00 This course will help participants understand the value of disaster response planning. It will provide ideas and tools that participants can use to strengthen the components of American Red Cross disaster response plans. The course is divided into six modules. Bring a copy of your Chapter’s Disaster Plan to the class. PREREQUISITE: Introduction to Disaster Services. CLIENT CASEWORK: PROVIDING EMERGENCY ASSISTANCE (ARC 3072-6) Thursday or Saturday 9:00 - 5:00 This course is being revised to reflect the updates to the Disaster Services Human Resources System as well as incorporate the information required to issue client assistance cards to clients. You will learn the skills and tools needed to conduct an effective client interview. PREREQUISITE: Introduction to Disaster Services. COLLABORATING TO ENSURE EFFECTIVE SERVICE DELIVERY (ARC 3089-4) Thursday and Friday 9:00 - 5:00 This two-day course prepares Red Cross personnel to establish collaborative relationships that contribute to coordinated disaster response and help to ensure effective service delivery. This course will also prepare participants to begin conducting liaison activities in a chapter and establish a foundation upon which they can build toward a career as a liaison in the Disaster Services Human Resources (DSHR) System. PREREQUISITE: Introduction to Disaster Services. FAMILIARITY WITH: Red Cross programs and services and how they support service delivery. Community Services: An Overview, Client Casework: Providing Emergency Assistance, Working With Total Diversity, additional basic-level disaster training courses, and experience working with a Red Cross chapter, community and labor organizations, government agencies and/or diverse populations. COMMUNITY DISASTER EDUCATION PRESENTERS WORKSHOP (ARC 4461) Saturday 9:00 - 5:00 This workshop is open to those interested in presenting CDE information to the public in a variety of settings. It provides information on ways to overcome disaster denial issues to motivate individual and family disaster- preparedness actions. PREREQUISITES: a commitment to deliver CDE presentations to the public, experience in public speaking, familiarity with current information about natural & technological disasters, their causes and effects. COMMUNITY SERVICES: AN OVERVIEW (ARC 3068-6) Friday 9:00 - 12:00 This course provides an overview of the activities performed by the Community Services group in support of a disaster relief operation. Suggested follow-up courses include Shelter Operations, Shelter Simulation and ERV: Ready, Set, Roll. PREREQUISITE: Introduction to Disaster Services. DISASTER FUNDRAISING: PREPARING AND RESPONDING IN CHAPTERS (ARC 3074-3) Friday 9:00 – 5:00 This course is skills-based and it will provide the tools for chapter leadership, staff and volunteer fundraisers to prepare for and execute disaster fundraising campaigns in response to disasters within their jurisdiction, and during national disasters. The primary focus will be on the management of disaster fundraising at chapters for Level 1-III relief operations. COURSE DESCRIPTIONS – PAGE 2 Disaster Courses - Continued DISASTER INSTRUCTOR SPECIALTY TRAINING (ARC 3090) REQUIRES FORM 5898H Saturday and Sunday 9:00 - 5:00 This course prepares instructors of Basic and Intermediate Disaster Training Courses for effective teaching, thereby ensuring uniform and quality disaster training consistent with Red Cross policies and the regulations and procedures of Disaster Services. PREREQUISITES: Introduction to Disaster Services, three other Basic Disaster Training courses, and Fundamentals of Instructor Training (FIT) or Facilitation of Instructor Training FIT). EMERGENCY OPERATIONS CENTER/INCIDENT COMMAND SYSTEM (ARC 3089-5) Saturday 9:00 – 5:00 This course prepares Red Cross volunteers and employees who will be assigned to government and emergency settings to work collaboratively with Red Cross partners, helping to ensure a coordinated response that results in effective service delivery. PREREQUISITES: Introduction to Disaster Services, Collaborating to Ensure Effective Service Delivery, and sufficient operations knowledge and experience to provide a functional understanding of the concepts, principles and procedures associated with disaster assessment, sheltering, feeding, the provision of individual assistance and the basics of operations management needed to adequately participate in the discussions and activities contained in this course. COACHING THE VAN DRIVER II/ ERV: READY, SET, ROLL (ARC 3068-4) Saturday and Sunday 9:00 – 5:00 MAXIMUM enrollment 12 This course prepares disaster workers to safely and effectively use an emergency response vehicle (ERV) and its equipment to meet the feeding needs of the people affected by disaster. The first day will be the classroom portion for both courses and the second day will be an obstacle course and road test. PREREQUISITE: Valid drivers’ license, satisfactory Department of Motor Vehicle (DMV) Report, Introduction to Disaster Services, Mass Care: An Overview, and First Aid/CPR certification. RECOMMENDED: Logistics: An Overview and Damage Assessment. FOUNDATIONS OF DISASTER MENTAL HEALTH (ARC 3077-4) REQUIRES FORM 5898H Friday 9:00 - 5:00 This course prepares mental health professionals to provide for and respond to the psychological needs of people who may be affected by disaster across the continuum of disaster preparedness, response and recovery. This new course addresses the new intervention standards developed during Fall 2005, as well as includes expanded content in the areas of children, organizational stress management and legal and ethical issues. Attach a copy of your state license with your registration and bring professional license to class. PREREQUISITES: Introduction to Disaster Services. FUNDAMENTALS OF CHAPTER DISASTER OPERATIONS MANAGEMENT (ARC 3081-30) REQUIRES FORM 5898H Saturday and Sunday 9:00 – 5:00 This course prepares disaster workers in a leadership position to manage a small disaster relief operation, which is chapter managed and accounted and at least partially funded by the Disaster Relief Fund. PREREQUISITES: Client Casework: Providing Emergency Assistance, Community Services: An Overview, Disaster Assessment Workshop (ITS), Client Assistance Card WebEx Training, Operations Data Management- Self-study, Collaborating to Ensure Effective Service Delivery, Familiarity with: Response Procedures Documents, Chapter Disaster Plan, Preferred: Public Affairs I. LOGISTICS: AN OVERVIEW (ARC 3071-1) Thursday or Saturday 9:00 - 12:00 This course will provide basic information about the activities and processes of logistics on a relief operation. Participants will learn about the skills, abilities, and knowledge needed by logistics workers and how they can get started in their local chapter. PREREQUISITE: Introduction to Disaster Services. COURSE DESCRIPTIONS – PAGE 3 Disaster Courses - Continued LOGISTICS SIMULATION (ARC 3071-2) Thursday or Saturday 1:00 - 5:00 This training is designed to provide participants an opportunity to practice the knowledge and skills needed to run a successful logistical operation. PREREQUISITES: Logistics: An Overview. Participants must bring their Logistics: An Overview workbook. MASS CARE II (ARC 3068-2) REQUIRES FORM 5898H Thursday and Friday 9:00 – 5:00 This course will prepare Red Cross staff to establish, operate, and phase out Community services on a local or disaster relief operation so that clients’ needs are met in a timely and cost-effective manner. PREREQUISITES: Introduction to Disaster Services, Community Services: An Overview, Shelter Operations, Supervision in Disaster, experience equivalent to a supervisor in the Community Services function on a disaster relief operation. RECOMMENDED: Working with Total Diversity. PUBLIC AFFAIRS I (ARC 3080) Friday 9:00 – 5:00 This course will teach the proper disaster Public Affairs procedures when out on a disaster. PREREQUISITE: Introduction to Disaster Services. RECOMMENDED: Experience or skills in public relations. SHELTER OPERATIONS (ARC 3068-11) Saturday 9:00 - 12:00 This course prepares Red Cross and other agencies’ staff to effectively and sensitively manage shelter operations as a team, to meet the needs of people displaced as a result of disaster. PREREQUISITES: Community Services: An Overview. SHELTER SIMULATION (ARC 3068-12) Saturday 1:00 - 5:00 This course provides participants an opportunity to practice the knowledge and skills needed to run a successful shelter operation. PREREQUISITES: Shelter Operations. Participants must bring Shelter Operations workbook. SUPERVISION IN DISASTER (ARC 3086) REQUIRES FORM 5898H Thursday and Friday 9:00 - 5:00 This course is designed to provide basic skills for participants to function effectively as disaster service supervisors. The course will provide the participant with the working knowledge of disaster operations management, how to use the 5 key commitments and situational leadership in an operation, demonstrate effective communication and problem solving skills, and effectively assess and manage the performance of a work unit. PREREQUISITES: Introduction to Disaster Services, complete all required basic and intermediate trainings for function you intend to work as supervisor, and experience in the function you intend to work as supervisor. COURSE DESCRIPTIONS – PAGE 4 WORKSHOPS DSHR: ALL YOU WANTED TO KNOW Saturday 6:00 – 8:00 This session will provide DSHR members of all levels of experience with a chance to pose questions regarding issues pertaining to all aspects of DRO assignments. A panel of veteran disaster workers will be assembled to address issues, answer questions, and serve as a resource pertaining to their group/activity of expertise. Questions may be submitted anonymously ahead of time or posed during the session. All DSHR workers or individuals interested in learning more about DSHR are welcome to attend. DISASTER…. YOU ASK THE QUESTIONS Friday 6:00 – 8:00 This information session will begin with a social hour and move into an information sharing session. Everyone will have an opportunity to talk! We hope to hear from every chapter. No prerequisites or pre-registration required. HUMAN RESOURCES MANAGING TOTAL DIVERSITY (ARC 1427) Friday 9:00 – 5:00 This course focuses on concepts that will improve your understanding of managing a multicultural workforce. To achieve total diversity, managers need to understand how their decisions impact the people, program and service aspects of our business. By completing this course, participants will be able to contribute to diversity awareness in the Red Cross and develop their commitment to an inclusive cross-cultural work environment. PREREQUISITES: Supervisory experience. SUPERVISOR ESSENTIALS (ARC 1609, 1611, 1613, 1615, 1617) Monday, Tuesday, & Wednesday 9:00 – 5:00 It is a curriculum of five courses. Its purpose is to provide supervisors with the basic knowledge and tools to effectively perform their people management responsibilities. WORKING WITH TOTAL DIVERSITY (ARC 1502) Saturday 9:00 - 5:00 This is a skills-based training course that provides the tools for creating inclusive relationships with colleagues and clients. It focuses on the conversational skills participants will need to be effective in working and serving diverse communities. INTERNATIONAL SERVICES HUMANITY IN THE MIDST OF WAR: INTRODUCTION TO INTERNATIONAL HUMANITARIAN LAW (ARC 6300) Saturday 9:00 – 5:00 Most victims of war neither wear a uniform nor carry a weapon; they are civilians tragically caught in the middle. The Geneva Conventions of 1949, four treaties signed by almost every nation in the world, and the 1977 Additional Protocols, strive to establish humanitarian standards for the protection of wounded and sick combatants; wounded, sick and shipwrecked combatants at sea; prisoners of war; and civilians. This course will provide essential information about International Humanitarian Law and help participants explore their own images and perceptions of war, and define the concept of human dignity. Please note that while participants will receive a card for attending, this course will not qualify participants to be deployed on an international disaster response. COURSE DESCRIPTIONS – PAGE 5 HEALTH AND SAFETY ADULT CPR/AED (HSSFA107) Thursday 6:00 – 9:00 This 3-hour course teaches you how to perform the following skills on an adult victim (over 12 years of age): care for choking, and CPR. This course also teaches you how to recognize the signs and symptoms of a heart attack and how to use an automated external defibrillator (AED) for victims of sudden cardiac arrest until advanced medical personnel arrive and take over. Certification valid for one year. Participants must get the participant book and skill card for the class from their local chapter. FIRST AID (HSSFA101) Thursday 6:00 – 9:00 This 2-1/2-hour course provides the knowledge and skills necessary to recognize and provide basic first aid for burns, bleeding, poisoning, fractures, diabetic reactions, seizures, animal/ insect bites, and weather-related emergencies. CPR course completion is recommended prior to taking First Aid. Certification valid for three years. Participants must get the participant book and skill card for the class from their local chapter.
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