Tuesday, June 5, 2018 from 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM CDT

Wednesday June 6, 2018 from 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM
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UTHealth Operations Center Building 
1851 Crosspoint Ave.,
Rio Grande Room 2.200
Houston, TX 77054

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Pamela D. Phillips 
Program Coordinator
UTHealth|School of Public Health
Prevetion, Preparedness, and Response (P2R) Academy



Emotional Resiliency in Disaster Response 

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"Disaster work can be exhausting, frustrating, and stressful. Some of the stressors include exposure to large scale destruction of homes, communities, and businesses. Often disasters cause injury and loss of life as well as displacement of people from their jobs and homes. When terrible things happen it is normal for people to react. However, preparing to recognize and confront disaster related stress can help workers avoid injury, illness, and help build strength and character."-NIH (National Institute of Environmental Sciences)

This is a two-day training that includes a 6-contact hour classroom training with exercises and role play to reinforce learning followed by a second 4-hour day of teach-backs and training methods. In this follow-on session, students take on the role of trainer. Working in teams and individually each student will present a portion of the training, receive guidance and constructive input from the instructor and student peers. World Cares Center, In. will provide the Emotional Resiliency for Disaster Workers and Volunteers train the trainer workshop.

The goal of the workshop is to improve the emotional resiliency of workers and volunteers as they prepare for and respond to disaster situations.  

Organizational History: 
Founded by citizen New Yorkers who stepped forward to assist in their community's recovery in the aftermath of 9/11, WCC has become a leader in training individuals and communities in locally lead disaster preparedness, response and recovery. WCC has responded to catastrophic disasters worldwide including Hurricane Katrina, the Haitian Earthquake, Hurricane Irene, Superstorm Sandy, the Great Eastern Japan Tsunami, Hurricane Matthew, Hurricane Harvey, and Hurricane Maria. WCC is a VOAD member, a member of the NIEHS Harvey response team, author of a published guide on Spontaneous Volunteer Management, and operates the online Disaster Volunteerism Academy and Ready Responders Network.  


This is an excellent program that would assist your staff, managers and volunteers in improving the Emotional Resiliency of those they manage, work with and serve.

Rate: $39 includes a boxed lunch for both days


Registration Refund and Course Cancellation Policy
To cancel your registration, send an e-mail to Pamela.D.Phillips@uth.tmc.edu. To refund your registration, we must receive your cancellation e-mail no later than 10 business days prior to the course start date. We will deduct a $50 administrative fee from the refunded amount. Cancellations received after the refund deadline will not be processed. If you paid your registration via check, provide the check number in your e-mail.

P2R Academy reserves the right to cancel a course no later than 10 business days prior to the course start date. If we cancel a course, we will notify you via the e-mail address provided on your registration form. Our liability for cancelled events is limited to the registration fee paid per course.

Training provided by P2R Academy is supported by the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS) of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) under awards U45ES019360 and UH4ES027055.