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Disaster Planning and Preparedness

Published Date: 
Thursday, June 20, 2019

This timely and important webinar presentation, in cooperation with the Family Violence Prevention and Services program office (FVPSA), is on disaster planning and preparedness. It focuses on how we, as tribal domestic violence programs and shelters can prepare and insure our ability to conduct business after a disaster strikes.

Natural disasters are becoming more and more commonplace. Disasters such as fires, floods, hurricanes, tornadoes, earthquakes, tsunamis and record snow storms and freezing temperatures have a powerful impact on the work we do in our communities. In addition, there is data that shows an increase of domestic violence during and in the aftermath of a disaster. For countless tribal domestic violence programs and shelters that are already severely resource strapped, providing services after a natural disaster, are even more formidable or challenging. During this webinar, presenters from the Administration for Children and Families’ Office of Emergency Preparedness and Response, will address personal preparedness, program continuity of operations for tribal domestic violence programs, respond to your questions and share emergency management tips to help tribal domestic violence programs be prepared for future disasters and continue the vital role you play in our communities: Protecting our Relatives!

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