Disaster Preparedness Planning for Family Caregivers Webinar

Do you work with family caregivers?

An upcoming webinar will provide valuable information on emergency planning for caregivers, including considerations for children with special needs, older adults, and other vulnerable populations.

Webinar Title: Disaster Preparedness Planning for Family Caregivers
Date: Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Time: 2:00-3:30 PM EST

Toll Free Number: 888-325-0345 / Participant passcode: 813-1392

Live Meeting™ Net Conference Access Information for Participants

URL: https://www.mymeetings.com/nc/join/

Conference number: PW4462938 / Audience passcode: 8131392

Participants can join the event directly at: https://www.mymeetings.com/nc/join.php?i=PW4462938&p=8131392&t=c

Presentations:

Introduction to Preparedness Planning for Family Caregivers
Dr. Cheryl Levine, At-Risk Team Lead, Division for At-Risk Individuals, Behavioral Health, and Community Resilience (ABC), ASPR and Greg Link, Aging Services Program Specialist/Team-Lead, Office of Supportive and Caregiver Services, ACL.

Lessons Learned from Hurricane Sandy: Challenges of Sheltering in Place for Parents of Children with Developmental Disabilities or Special Health Care Needs including Autism
Peg Kinsell, Director of Public Policy, Statewide Parent Advocacy Network, New Jersey

Supporting Older Americans who are Medically Fragile
Della Sanchez, LGSW, AL Cares Coordinator, Support for Caregivers, SARPC/Area Agency on Aging, Mobile, Alabama

Lessons Learned from 9/11, Katrina, and Sandy for Persons with Dementia and Alzheimer’s Disease
Jed Levine, Executive Vice President, Director of Programs and Services, Alzheimer’s Association, New York City Chapter

Facilitated discussion with the panelists will be led by Iris Terashima, developer and trainer for the National Disaster Preparedness Training Center: Natural Disaster Awareness for Caregivers of Senior Citizens.

This webinar is co-sponsored by U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Administration for Community Living and the HHS Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response