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Gender and Disaster Webinar Series: Gender and Climate Change

Posted by on Apr 1, 2013 in Gender and Disaster | 0 comments

Sign up for the next part of our Webinar series — Gender and Climate Change.  We have two great speakers — Dr. Elaine Enarson and Cecilia Castro.  The date is April 10th at 1pm (EDT) — and will be presented in English and Spanish.  Click here for details.

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Gender and Disaster Overview: Part I of the Webinar Series Now Available!

Posted by on Aug 13, 2012 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

GDRA and EPI Global present the recording of Part I of the Gender and Disaster Webinar Series. 

Click here for the recording and to learn more.

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Children Disaster Services Offers Fall Workshops

Posted by on Aug 9, 2012 in Children, Training | 0 comments

Children Disaster Services (CDS) offers a 27-hour workshop that provides participants the opportunity to learn to provide comfort and encouragement to children by offering the healing young children need in traumatic situations. They learn to create a safe, friendly environment that gives children the chance to engage in therapeutic play activities designed to relieve stress and calm fears.

This workshop includes a simulated shelter experience (an overnight stay) and will be provided to any group of 15 or more adults interested in working with children after a disaster. Participants completing the course will have the opportunity to become certified Children’s Disaster Services volunteers.

The website, CDS Workshop Dates and Registration Opportunities, provides a listing of the dates and locations of the workshops.  You can also register online.

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New Resource for First Responders on Access and Functional Needs

Posted by on Mar 6, 2012 in First Responders | 0 comments

The National Terrorism Preparedness Institute recently released the Emergency Response for People who have Access and Functional Needs: A Guide for First Responders.  The website offers the guide in an electronic version, but it can also be downloaded as a pdf file.  This is a great resource for first responders.
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World Report on Disability, 2011

Posted by on Dec 13, 2011 in Disability | 0 comments

The first ever World Report on Disability, produced 2011 jointly by World Health Organization (WHO) and the World Bank, suggests that more than a billion people in the world today experience disability. 

People with disabilities have generally poorer health, lower education achievements, fewer economic opportunities and higher rates of poverty than people without disabilities. This is largely due to the lack of services available to them and the many obstacles they face in their everyday lives. The report provides the best available evidence about what works to overcome barriers to health care, rehabilitation, education, employment, and support services, and to create the environments which will enable people with disabilities to flourish. The report ends with a concrete set of recommended actions for governments and their partners. 

 

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