4:00 pm to 5:00 pm (Eastern) on Wednesday, February 3, 2016
The Health Resources and Services Administration and Emergency Medical Services for Children (EMSC) Program Present the Webinar Series EMSC Opportunities for Enhancing Pediatric Emergency Care
In an ever-changing world, children can be especially vulnerable to unexpected crisis events, such as active shooter incidents, acts of terrorism, and other natural or man-made disasters that strike without warning. This is especially true for children who are not under direct adult supervision at the time of crisis, such as while they are playing at the park, walking through the mall, or at a movie theater with friends. Additionally, many youth and young adults with special health care needs, including cognitive and behavioral challenges and mobility or special access needs, have varied levels of independence and may not be at home or school when a disaster occurs. When the unthinkable happens in your community, will your child know what to do to stay safe?
Many resources exist to help families and children prepare for disasters in the home or at school. But what resources are available to help prepare them to make the right decisions when they are on their own? This webinar will be an interactive town-hall discussion where parents and caregivers can learn about current and upcoming resources and engage in an open discussion with experts about their biggest concerns for their children and what can be done to help keep them safe.
Target Audience: This webinar is appropriate for families; family advocacy groups; youth; organizations that develop or disseminate resources related to children and youth disaster preparedness, including children and youth with special health care needs; national professional organizations; and federal agencies, as well as others interested in improving pediatric emergency care.
Objectives: As a result of having participated in this webinar, attendees will be able to:
- define the need for resources to prepare children and youth to make the best decisions when they are on their own to stay safe in unexpected crisis events;
- describe the real concerns of parents and youth in today’s world;
- identify current and upcoming resources to help teach children, parents, and communities what to do in a crisis event; and
- discuss gaps in resources, and opportunities for future collaboration in resource development.
Jocelyn Hulbert, Public Health Analyst and Project Officer, Health Resources and Services Administration, EMSC Program
Brian Houston, PhD, Co-Director, Disaster Community Crisis Center; Associate Professor, Department of Communication, University of Missouri
Justin Ross, PhD, Emergency Preparedness Program Coordinator, Oregon Office of Disability and Health
Melanie Tyner-Wilson, MS, Kentucky EMSC Family Representative
Steve Krug, MD, Head, Division of Emergency Medicine, Ann and Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital; Professor of Pediatrics, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
To register for this event please visit:
https://emscnrc.adobeconnect.com/families/event/registration.html. Registrants will receive an automated email message with information on how to test their Internet browser, as well as the event’s URL, call in number, and access code.
Registration Requirements: This course is being provided using Adobe Connect and is compatible with multiple software systems and Internet browsers. Please note: Adobe Connect now requires users to install Adobe Flash Player 13.0 or higher. Please install the latest version prior to joining the meeting.
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No continuing education credits will be available for this education event.