Creating Resilient Communities

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This webinar series will provide you with information and resources on how best to prepare for, respond to, recover from and mitigate disasters within your home and community. Each webinar is free and open to the whole community – individuals and families, volunteers, community and faith-based organizations, local businesses, as well as government and private sector entities.

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Youth Preparedness - Tuesday, April 19 at 7:00 PM

Emergencies and disasters can happen at any time, often without warning. Disaster planning, response, and recovery efforts must consider the unique needs of children, who make up roughly a quarter of the U.S. population. These efforts should also engage the unique strengths children bring to emergency preparedness.

Community Emergency Response Team - Tuesday, May 17 at 7:00 PM

The Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) program educates volunteers about disaster preparedness for the hazards that may impact their area and trains them in basic disaster response skills, such as fire safety, light search and rescue, team organization, and disaster medical operations. CERT offers a consistent, nationwide approach to volunteer training and organization that professional responders can rely on during disaster situations, allowing them to focus on more complex tasks. This webinar will provide you with an overview of CERT, their role in the community, and how you can get involved.

Citizen Corps Overview - Tuesday, June 14 at 7:00 PM

Have you been thinking of ways that you can serve your community? This webinar will introduce you to Citizen Corps. The mission of Citizen Corps is to harness the power of every individual through education, training, and volunteer service to make communities safer, stronger, and better prepared to respond to the threats of terrorism, crime, public health issues, and disasters of all kinds. 

Addressing Mental Health - Tuesday, July 19 at 7:00 PM

This webinar offers ways to support the mental health of students in grades K-12 as they deal with the impacts of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. In this webinar, you will learn the symptoms and warning signs of depression, anxiety and how to help families and communities better manage these changes during challenging times.

Addressing Mental Health of Young Adults - Tuesday, August 16 at 7:00 PM

In this webinar, we will discuss the impacts of COVID-19 and quarantine on the mental health of young adults. The mental health of young adults was challenged due to changes in plans and missed significant life events, social isolation, anxiety, and depression. Participants learned about symptoms, warning signs, and how to help young adults manage these challenging times.

Financial Preparedness - Tuesday, September 20 at 7:00 PM 

A strong local economy and financially stable households benefit the entire community. This is why we have invited Financial Empowerment Center at Prince George’s Community College to speak about the services that they provide and ways to start saving for emergencies now and having both a sound financial plan and financial behaviors.

Human Trafficking - Tuesday, October 18 at 7:00 PM

Human trafficking is a crime hidden in plain sight and can happen in any community.   Victim-survivors can be of any age, race, gender, or nationality. Important steps to fighting the battle is to identify and serve victim-survivors and to bring offenders to justice. Education and awareness are also critical safer communities. This webinar features a subject matter expert from the Prince George’s County Human Trafficking Task Force (PGCHTTF). The PGCHTTF, through the Office of Human Rights was formed in 2013 and brings together law enforcement, social services, governmental agencies, and community organizations to combat human trafficking in the County.  The PGCHTTF has three main goals: to identify and recover trafficking victim-survivors; to identify and prosecute traffickers; and to educate the community on human trafficking.

Citizen Corps Medical Reserve Corps and Amateur Radio Emergency Service - Tuesday, November 15 at 7:00 PM  

The Medical Reserve Corps (MRC) Program strengthens communities by helping medical, public health, and other volunteers offer their expertise throughout the year as well as during local emergencies and other times of community need. MRC volunteers work in coordination with existing local emergency response programs and supplement existing community public health initiatives, such as outreach and prevention, immunization programs, blood drives, case management, care planning, and other efforts. 

The Amateur Radio Emergency Service® (ARES) consists of licensed amateurs who have voluntarily registered their qualifications and equipment, with their local ARES leadership, for communications duty in the public service when disaster strikes.

In this webinar, you will hear from both MRC and ARES representatives on each of their programs, their involvement in the community, and how you can get involved.

Access and Functional Needs - Tuesday, December 13 at 7:00 PM

The Access and Functional Needs webinar will provide information regarding preparedness planning for the People with Disabilities and Others with Access and Functional Needs prior any major incidents or emergencies to enhance the Prince George’s County resiliency during response and recovery phases. Moreover, this webinar will address emergency management challenges for the People with Disabilities and Others with Access and Functional Need and provide recommendations to assist communities to minimize the impacts of incidents or disasters.

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Webinar #1: Preparedness

Webinar #2: Mitigation

Webinar #3: Response

Webinar #4: Recovery