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:: FROM THE EXECUTIVE VICE PRESIDENT
Welcome to NYDISnet, the e-newsletter of New York Disaster Interfaith Services (NYDIS).

NYDISnet is New York City's only faith-based Sandy recovery e-news resource, and provides the latest updates on resources, events, trainings and other matters of interest to the recovery community and religious leaders - including 9/11 long-term recovery news. NYDIS also distributes NYDISnet ALERTs during local emergencies or to notify New York City faith communities and our partners of important news.

If you would like to post readiness, response or recovery information or upcoming events, please contact NYDISnet Editor Tameka Sharp at tsharp@nydis.org .

Faithfully,
Rev. Ruth Yoder Wenger, Executive Vice President

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:: NYDIS NEWS
NYDIS Sandy Recovery Resources

Connect With Us - for Daily Recovery Updates


On-Line NYC Sandy Recovery Guide (with Widgets)


On-Line NYC Sandy Recovery Calendar
NYC Sandy Unmet Needs Roundtable & NYC Unmet Needs Fund
Administered by NYDIS, The NYC Sandy Unmet Needs Roundtables convene stakeholders to financially assist impacted families. Through the advocacy of a disaster case manager, the Roundtables (which meet in each borough) provide emergency cash assistance, recovery grants, loans and discounted/tax-free appliances, furniture or building supplies to eligible survivor households. Assistance is targeted to ensure and sustain survivors' long-term recovery. For more information, contact info@nydis.org

NYC Volunteer Group Housing Directory & Reservations


NYC Volunteer Group Housing Program Form-Set
Developed by NYDIS, this form-set, includes two handbooks for host sites and volunteer groups and exhaustively covers a wide range of resources for organizations involved in volunteer housing rebuild.

View or download the VGHP Form Set for Host Sites & Volunteer Groups
NYDIS Co-Hosts Repair & Rebuild in NYC: Sandy Recovery Symposium II
Snowed-out on February 5th, the Repair and Rebuild Symposium was rescheduled for February 27th; it was the second in a series of four. Over 350 recovery staff and advocates shared best practi ces for disaster recovery, including New York City successes and challenges. Updates from government programs, VOAD organizations and partner programs and their practical applications will also be presented. The schedule was designed to allow participants to network and collaborate across organizations. The event was hosted at the Salvation Army's Centennial Memorial Temple on 14th Street.

Symposium Resources:

Contractors Rebuild Tips Elevations Flood Insurance Other Resources
NYDIS: Update - 390 Now Trained on NYC Sandy Unmet Needs Roundtable
On February 21, NYDIS offered its latest training on the NYC Sandy Unmet Needs Roundtable at Metropolitan College of New York (MCNY). Twenty-one (21) Disaster Case Managers and individuals from agencies involved in Superstorm Sandy Recovery efforts were in attendance. Since the launch of the NYC Sandy Unmet Needs Roundtable program, NYDIS has trained 390 Disaster Case Managers and partners. A best practice common to all federally declared disasters, UNRs are essential to ensure that emerging and ongoing basic needs of under-resourced survivors or victims' families will be met by providing both emergency assistance grants (early months) or sustainable recovery grants.

IAEM Features NYDIS Resources in New Compendium (FBO) Resources
The Faith-based Caucus of the International Association of Emergency Managers released a new Compendium of Faith-Based Organization (FBO) Resources. The compendium features "The NYDIS Manual for Religious Leaders: Spiritual Care and Mental Health for Disaster Response in New York City" published by NYDIS. To view, download or print the compendium, click here.

NYDIS is Seeking NYC Congregations to Host 2014 Rebuild Volunteers
Thousands of out-of-state volunteers are looking to contribute their time and skills to continued Hurricane Sandy mold-suppression and rebuild efforts; these volunteer groups require a place to eat and sleep. NYDIS is managing the NYC Volunteer Group Housing program to coordinate and support volunteer housing available from congregations. We provide forms and training materials, coordinate reservations, and provide any other operations support needed. To get more information or to register your congregation as a "dorm," or request volunteer housing for incoming groups, email volunteerhousing@nydis.org.
:: FAITH COMMUNITY NEWS
New: Religious Engagement Field Guide & Religious Literacy Primer
On March 10th, the National Disaster Interfaiths Network and the USC Center for Religion & Civic Culture will release their latest collaboration, two new national resources for emergency managers, public health and the VOAD community - A Field Guide and a Religious Literacy Primer for Working with U.S. Faith Communities During Crises, Disasters and Public Health Emergencies. A release event will be held at the City of Los Angeles Emergency Operations Center, and will be attended by both local and national leaders. On March 10th, NDIN and USC CRCC will post both resources online. Links will also be posted on Facebook & Twitter.

TSA: Social Justice & US Emergency Disaster Services (EDS)
Jan 31: John Berglund, Emergency Services Director for The Salvation Army Greater New York Division, discusses social justice within the context of Emergency Disaster Services training in the United States. He highlights the correlation between The Universal Declaration of Human Rights and The Sphere Project's Humanitarian Charter, recognized sets of common principles and universal minimum standards in life-saving areas of humanitarian response. Read more

ConeyRecovers Collaborative Re-Grants $80,000 to FBOs
Jan 29: With support from the American Red Cross and the Brooklyn Recovery Fund, ConeyRecovers awarded $80,000 grants to eight faith-based organizations in Coney Island.   Each group would receive $10,000 to provide support services in the community.  Read more

SIL: Volunteers Help Rebuild Sandy-Damaged Homes
Jan 18: In honor of the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday, 80 volunteers helped Sandy survivors rebuild their homes. The effort was part of HOPE Worldwide's Hurricane Sandy recovery program, which includes partners Yellow Boots, World Cares Center and Project Hospitality. Hope Worldwide, partners with the International Churches of Christ, hopes the event will produce more rebuild service projects. Staten Island Advance's Kiawana Rich spoke to several organizers of the event. Read more 

IAEM Posts New Compendium of FBO Resources
This Compendium of Faith-Based resources was put together by the International Association of Emergency Management (IAEM).  NYDIS resources, including "The NYDIS Manual for Religious Leaders: Spiritual Care and Mental Health for Disaster Response in New York City" are featured in these editions. Access here.
:: NYC RECOVERY NEWS & RESOURCES
World Trade Center Health Program
The World Trade Center Health Program provides free monitoring and treatment of medical and mental health illnesses related to the September 11th terrorist attacks. The program supports responders, survivors, residents, and students, who worked, volunteered, lived, or attended school at or near the World Trade Center. In addition to traditional first responders, this includes disciplines such as case managers, crisis counselors, faith-based volunteers, and other community based responders who were exposed to the disaster recovery sites in NYC, at the Pentagon in Virginia, or on the field in Shanksville, PA at the time of 9/11. If you or someone you know may be eligible, please visit our website, email , or call 1.888.982.4748. 

Resiliency Innovations for a Stronger Economy Competition: Deadline 2/28/14
This competition seeks projects that implement innovative measures to strengthen New York City's building systems and infrastructure networks. Potential applicants include the developers, manufacturers or providers of new resiliency technologies and solutions, as well as property owners, managers and businesses. For more info and to apply, click here.  

Resilient Interdependent Infrastructure Processes and Systems: Deadline 3/19/14
The NSF seeks proposals with transformative ideas that will ensure that interdependent critical infrastructure systems are effective, efficient, dependable, adaptable, resilient, safe and secure for the Resilient Interdependent Infrastructure Processes and Systems Program. Learn more.

FEMA Proof of Loss: Deadline 4/28/2014
The Federal Emergency Management Agency announced on Oct. 1 that it has extended the deadline for filing proof-of-loss claims for a second time. Read more.
RECOVERY RESOURCES

NY State, Sandy Disaster Case Management Referral Line: 855-258-0483


Resource Guides and Websites
Mennonite Disaster Services Repair & Rebuild Work in Far Rockaway
The Mennonites (MDS) are still looking for clients needing home repairs to primary living spaces. MDS is taking cases from all DCM agencies and is actively looking for Far Rockaway clients who cannot afford contractors and cannot take out loans for their repairs. Their main area of focus are the most vulnerable DCM populations: elderly, low-income, single parents, job loss, high medical bills, etc. For intake and eligibility questions, please contact Esther McCoy at (503) 939-2787 or email.

IRS Disaster Area Losses
Casualty loss from a federally declared disaster in an area warranting public or individual assistance can be deducted as a loss on tax returns or amended tax returns for the tax year immediately preceding the tax year in which the disaster happened. On the IRS website, visit the IRS Disaster Area Losses Section for special rules that apply to federally declared disaster area losses and information on when you can deduct loss, how to claim loss, and what tax deadlines may be postponed.

Lutheran Social Services of NY Sandy Legal Representation Project
The Sandy Legal Representation Project at Lutheran Social Services of New York (LSSNY) is designed to provide free, needed legal services to immigrant and undocumented survivors of Superstorm Sandy. The agency is currently accepting referrals to this program. Please email Priya Patel or call (212) 265-1826 ext. 3009 for additional information, or to refer a client.

NRNYC Home Repair Program
Rebuilding Together NYC is excited to start work repairing homes affected by Hurricane Sandy in Brooklyn and Queens as part of the NRNYC Home Repair Program. The Home Repair Program is funded by The Mayor's Fund to Advance New York City, the American Red Cross, the JP Morgan Chase Foundation, and the Robin Hood Foundation. The program is being managed by Neighborhood Revitalization NYC (NRNYC), an affiliate of LISC NYC. As part of the program, Rebuilding Together NYC will help assist low-income homeowners who may not be eligible for New York City's Build It Back program with a range of repairs for their Sandy-damaged homes. The program aims to rebuild up to 650 homes in 2014. Homeowners interested in being candidates for this program who are not registered for Build It Back can call NRNYC at 212-455-9309 for more information.
ET: Sandy Housing Recovery Program Makes Promises It Finds Hard to Deliver
Feb 24: Sixteen months after Sandy, many homeowners are still waiting for assistance through the city's Build It Back Program. Of the nearly 21,000 eligible applicants, only a very few have received help. Complicated program navigation and application delays are some of the frustrations vented by applicants. Genevieve Belmaker of Epoch Times reports on the latest statistics and City Hall's concerns. Read more   Related Articles

DNA: High-Level Sandy Recovery Official Steps Down
Feb 19: Kathryn Mallon, Program Director for the NYC Build It Back Program, has resigned.  Mallon has been head of the program since November 2012, and is now the second high level official to leave the Office of Housing Recovery. The mayor's office has not announced who will be replacing Mallon. Colby Hamilton and Katie Honan from DNAinfo New York speaks to Queens City Councilman Eric Ulrich about the new development. Continue here


DN: Post 9/11 Cancer List to Treat People Exposed to Dust at Ground Zero Expands
Feb 15: The list of cancers covered by funds to treat people exposed to dust and fumes at Ground Zero will be expanded. Exposed workers and residents can still register for the World Trade Center Health Program to access free monitoring and treatment. Continue here

DN: Mayor de Blasio Sets Aside $52.5 Million for NYCHA Repairs
Feb 13: Mayor de Blasio has earmarked $52.5 million dollars in his preliminary budget for NYCHA repairs. The funds should bring relief to tenants waiting for long periods for apartment repairs. The Daily News reports that that NYCHA is behind on 422,000 repair tickets. Read more  

DNA: Rockaway Chocolate Factory for Sale Months after Reopening
Feb 12: Madelaine Chocolate, the largest employer on the Rockaway Peninsula, is up for sale after a brief reopening following damages sustained during Superstorm Sandy.  The company reopened in October 2013. In support of the company's road to recovery, NYDIS purchased some of their chocolate as favors for its Annual Meeting and Partnership Awards this year. The business opened in 1967 and once employed 400 workers. Read more

SIL: Mentoring Program for SI Small Businesses Damaged by Sandy
Feb 12: New York State recently launched the Business Mentor NY program to assist Staten Island small businesses impacted by Superstorm Sandy. "Many of the local businesses, which fell victim to Hurricane Sandy, are facing challenging financial times, and many are still feeling the storm's impact more than one year later," said Assemblywoman Nicole Malliotakis. In support of impacted small businesses, NYDIS hired caterer Not Just Bagels for its Annual Meeting and Partnership Awards in January. Staten Island Advance's Tracey Porpora reports on the program here.

NYT: Preparing for Disaster by Betting Against It
Feb 12: Following Sandy, the Metropolitan Transportation Authority (M.T.A.), worked with the First Mutual Transportation Assurance Company (F.M.T.A.C.) to issue the world's first "catastrophe " bond to protect public transportation infrastructure.  CAT bonds allow insurers to transfer their risk to capital market investors who are betting against catastrophe. New York Times ' Keohane discusses the interest in Cat Bonds and the MTA deal. Read more 

NYT: De Blasio's 2014 State of the City
Feb 10:  In his first State of the City address, Mayor de Blasio spoke about his commitment to Superstorm Sandy survivors and the storm recovery. "Finally, we will not forget our obligations to the people of this city still recovering from the aftereffects of super-storm Sandy. We are resolved to make the efforts underway function more effective and efficient. In the aftermath of the storm, I personally made it my mission to see the devastation in those neighborhoods myself. The people I met in Staten Island, and the Rockaways, and Coney Island, and Lower Manhattan suffered unimaginable dislocation of their lives. I made a promise that if elected mayor, I would make this recovery a focus of my administration. In the coming weeks, we'll make good on the pledge with a comprehensive review and updated plan to help those for whom the effects of Sandy are still an everyday reality," he said. Read the text of speech here.

WNYC: It Really Does Take a Village to Rebuild After Sandy
Feb 10: Almost two hundred homes in a bungalow community in Sheepshead Bay, Brooklyn are considering plans to collectively raise their homes and build a boardwalk approximately four feet above the pavement. The community-based flood mitigation project is being developed by the Pratt Center for Community Development. WNYC Editor Matthew Schuerman speaks to Pratt Center organizers and architects about the project. Read more

SIL: Staten Island Leads State in Employment Growth
Jan 28: Nearly 2,500 jobs were created in Staten Island over the past year, mostly in the construction industry.  The borough also ranked above-average in wage increases.  Borough President James Oddo speculates the growth is a result of Hurricane Sandy reconstruction work. Staten Island Advance's Tracey Propora reports on the growth here

NYT: New York Property Managers Devise Survival Plans for the Next Disaster
Jan 28: Real-estate property management firms in New York are preparing for future disasters as a result of Superstorm Sandy lessons learned. Julie Satow of the New York Times speaks to John Ambrosini, the head of property management at ABS Partners Real Estate, which manages 60 office buildings in New York City, many which were without power and inundated by flood water during Sandy. Read more

NYC: NYC Housing Recovery Monthly Progress Report
Jan 27: The NYC Housing monthly progress report provides Superstorm Sandy recovery statistics and updates on registration trends, the application process, program support, preconstruction, rehabilitation and renter programs. Read the report here

NYT: Flood Ebbs, Insurance Woes Don't
Jan 24: Homeowners impacted by Superstorm Sandy have until April 28, 2014 to file a proof of loss with the National Flood Insurance Program, run by FEMA. Tara Siegel Bernard of New York Times talks to advocates and experts about the laborious and difficult process for insurance reimbursements and supplemental claims. Continue here   

NYT: How to Compensate Victims of Terrorism
Jan 20: Betsey J. Grey, a professor of law, suggests a government compensation, such as the 9/11 Compensation Fund, for all victims of terrorism. After the Boston Marathon, nonprofit groups distributed donations, and after the Newtown shootings, a single fund collected donations. In the article, Grey states why she believes a permanent, consistent compensation system is needed. Read more
:: ADVOCACY
RSN: Judge Tosses Muslim Spying Suit Against NYPD, Blames Reporters
Feb 22: The lawsuit against The New York Police Department for spying on New Jersey Muslims has been thrown out by a federal judge, who faulted the Associated Press for publishing a series of stories on the surveillance.  Dan Froomkin from First Look reports on U.S. District Court Judge William J. Martin's reasons for dismissing the case. Read more

Crains: Sun Comes Out for Stuyvesant Town Residents
Jan 31: Fifteen-hundred residents of the Stuyvesant Town-Peter Cooper Village housing development near the East River will receive a one month rent reduction in the amount of 15% as co mpensation following Superstorm Sandy. Residents of the community were hit hard by the storm and lost many services. Joe Anuta of Crains reports on the agreement made between the landlord and the tenants. Read more

WSJ: Day Laborers Helped by Groups in NY, Elsewhere
Jan 27: Day laborers are earning more and working in safer conditions at Hurricane Sandy recovery project sites thanks to advocacy groups and nonprofits who are helping by teaching health and safety standards, negotiating work contracts and distributing masks and gloves. Read more

Report: Action Guide for Local Decision-Makers Post Sandy
"Brooklyn Communities Speak" is intended to inform local decision-makers about the state of recovery and unmet need in Brooklyn resulting from Superstorm Sandy as of December 2013, while providing the basis for a new disaster planning and p reparation paradigm city-wide. This report, named "An Action Guide for Local Decision-Makers Post Sandy", was produced by the Brooklyn Recovery Fund, a partnership of the Brooklyn Community Foundation, the Brooklyn Borough President's Office and the Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce. The Fund was launched immediately after Superstorm Sandy to provide support to Brooklyn's nonprofit organizations working with the communities and individuals most affected by the storm.

White Paper: Forebearance Alternatives for Sandy-Affected Homeowners
Over 300,000 New York City homes were damaged in Superstorm Sandy. Many of these homes have been damaged beyond habitability and require reconstruction or extensive repairs. This Legal Services of New York "White Paper" examines the application and utility of forbearance periods for post-disaster homeowner communities. Read the paper here .

Hurricane Sandy Fall 2013 Update: FEMA Assistance Analysis
This research brief uses a dataset released by FEMA in August 2013 to examine the level of need and the response efforts in areas affected by Hurricane Sandy. This brief includes data related to FEMA inspections of those who registered for assistance and the amount that had been awarded to those with assessed damage. Access the analysis here.

The Sandy Disaster Awareness Report (DART)
The Parsons Brinckerhoff's Sandy Disaster Awareness Report (DART) presents a summary of key developments and funding priorities in the region affected by Hurricane Sandy, as well as some of Parsons Brinckerhoff's activities in support of recovery and mitigation efforts.
:: PREPAREDNESS INITIATIVES
CDC: Weekly US Map: Influenza Summary Update
The CDC Influenza Map shows the latest flu activity status across the US. It also serves as a quick guide to the status of each state.
SAMSHA Disaster Mental Health: Recognizing Re-traumatization
Experiencing a traumatic event, such as a natural or human-caused disaster, can have a significant and long-lasting effect on the behavioral health of survivors. Even seemingly unrelated sights, sounds, smells, and memories can remind survivors of the disaster and bring back many of the emotions they felt during the actual event. This phenomenon is referred to as re-traumatization. It is important for disaster responders to understand the signs of re-traumatization when working with disaster-affected individuals and employ tips for helping survivors recognize and address their symptoms. SAMHSA DTAC has compiled a list of materials focused on re-traumatization following a disaster:

Post-Disaster Re-traumatization: Risk and Protective Factors
This SAMHSA podcast informs disaster behavioral health professionals about the signs of re-traumatization, the associated risk and protective factors, and promising treatment strategies and tips for avoiding re-traumatization. Access this podcast online here.

Working with Trauma Survivors: What Workers Need to Know

The importance of understanding different types of traumatic stress, such as responder compassion fatigue when working with trauma survivors, is highlighted in this SAMHSA tip sheet. Download the tip sheet here.

Trauma and Re-traumatization
The authors define different types of trauma and explain post-disaster survivor and responder re-traumatization. Download the resource here.   

Media Coverage of Traumatic Events: Research on Effects
This National Center for PTSD webpage provides information about the negative effects of intense media exposure on behavioral health following a disaster. Providers, parents, and guardians can access tips that can help avoid re-traumatization here.


SAMSHA Cultural Awareness in Disaster Response
When preparing for and responding to a disaster, it is important for responders to recognize the various cultures represented in the communities they serve. This includes not only race and ethnicity, but neighborhoods, businesses, schools, and other groups. SAMHSA DTAC has compiled a list of resources for behavioral health responders to help increase cultural awareness:

Applying Cultural Awareness to Disaster Behavioral Health
The goal of this SAMHSA webcast is to provide information, recommendations, and tools that can be used to assess and strengthen cultural awareness practices in disaster behavioral health services. This webcast has been archived here.

Cultural Awareness: Children and Youth in Disasters
The speakers in this SAMHSA podcast share information on providing culturally aware and appropriate disaster behavioral health services for children, youth, and families affected by natural and human-caused disasters. This podcast is available online here

Developing Cultural Competence in Disaster Mental Health Programs
Information on guiding principles, recommendations, and resources for developing culturally competent disaster mental health services is provided in this SAMHSA manual. This document also includes suggestions for working with refugees and guidelines for using interpreters. Download the digital version of this resource from the SAMHSA Store here.   

Cultural Competency Curriculum for Disaster Preparedness
This free online training—provided by the Department of Health and Human Services' Office of Minority Health—comprises four courses and is geared toward helping disaster responders serve diverse survivor populations. For more information and to register for the training, click here


:: UPCOMING EVENTS
Repair and Rebuild in NYC - Sandy Recovery Symposium II
February 27, 2014, 9:00am - 3:00pm
Centennial Memorial Temple
The Salvation Army
120 West 14th Street
New York, NY 10011
Register here

This symposium is designed to familiarize recovery staff and advocates with best practices of disaster recovery, including successes and challenges here in New York City, and will provide updates from city and government programs as well as practical application of those programs.  The schedule is designed to allow participants to network and collaborate across organizations.
Training Courses and Webinars - Primary Care Emergency Preparedness Network
Continuity of Operations Webinar - March 12, 2014, 9:30am
Psychological First Aid - April 9, 2014, 9:30am
Point of Dispensing Webinar - May 7, 2014, 9:30am
Resource Request and Data Gathering Webinar - June 4, 2014, 9:30am
RSVP here

The Primary Care Emergency Preparedness Network (PCEPN) has developed a comprehensive training schedule for New York City's primary care centers. These courses have been designed to develop and enhance staff knowledge around some of the basic core competencies of emergency management. Please note that you do not need to be a PCEPN member to participate.

Emergency Preparedness & Building Resilient Communities: A Four-Part Series
March 18, 2014, 9:00am - 1:00pm, Location: North Center Bronx Hospital
April 29, 2014, 9:00am - 1:00pm, Location: TBA
Registration Required - RSVP here 

DOHMH, OEM and CAUSE-NY in conjunction with The Bronx Long-Term Recovery Group present a four-part series on emergency preparedness.  Participants can attend individual sessions but are encouraged to participate in all four parts of the series.

The Salvation Army:
National Social Services and Disaster Management Conference
March 25-28, 2014
Orlando, Florida
Register here

This conference, with the theme of "The Power of One Army: Transforming Our World," is sponsored by the Salvation Army for its staff and stakeholders. Conference participants will include North American and international Salvation Army delegates who work as social service and disaster service managers, case managers, front-line social workers, teachers, and others who serve and advocate for vulnerable and low-income populations. The conference will feature exhibits, workshops, institutes, keynote sessions, and forums on trends in social work and disaster management from macro and micro perspectives.

Emergency Preparedness & Building Resilient Communities:
A Four Part-Series (For Queens Service Providers Only)
March 31, 2014, 9:00am - 3:30pm
April 28, 2014, 1:00pm - 5:00pm
LaGuardia Community College
31-10 Thomson Ave., Room E-111
Long Island City, NY 11101
RSVP here

NYC Department of Health & Mental Hygiene, NYC OEM & the Jewish Community Relations Council of NY, in conjunction with The Queens Forum, present this four-part series. The series will take place on January 27, February 24, March 31, and April 28 at LaGuardia Community College. Participants are strongly encouraged to attend all four sessions. Sessions are free of charge to the Queens community. For more info, email Hannah Weinerman or call 212.983.4800 X144.

"Why Don't People Listen?" - The Whole Community and Communicating in a Crisis
April 25, 2014
SUNY New Paltz
1 Hawk Drive
New Paltz, NY 12561
To Register or For More Information click here.

The 11th annual Institute for Disaster Mental Health conference on April 25, 2014, will focus on how disaster response professionals can best communicate with community members to help them avoid or minimize their exposure to disaster, and to jumpstart their recovery when events do occur. Presentations and workshops will address specific hazards and populations, with representatives familiar with the challenges of message dissemination during complex and rapidly changing disasters. 

2014 National VOAD Conference   
May 13-15, 2014
JW Marriott Indianapolis
10 South West Street
Indianapolis, Indiana 46204
Regisration

The conference will feature speakers, workshops, and opportunities to network with others in the VOAD movement. The cost for attending the conference is $380.00 for Early Bird (deadline April 11th) and $460.00 for regular registration.

Core Principles of Trauma-Informed Care: The Essentials
May 15, 2014, 9:00 am - 3:30 pm
NYU Kimmel Center
60 Washington Square S
New York, NY 10012
RSVP here

This full-day conference is the first in an ongoing workshop series about evidence-based trauma treatments.  The program will expose participants to the essentials of trauma, including: defining trauma and trauma in the recovery process; examining the neurobiological implications of trauma; exploring EBP and emerging interventions; and looking at aspects of evidence-informed care in different populations

Disaster Resilience Leadership Academy Master of Science
The Disaster Resilience Leadership Academy of Tulane University is seeking motivated students with an interest in disaster resilience and global humanitarian assistance to begin the DRL Master's or Certificate Program in Fall 2014. The Academy is interdisciplinary and encourages domestic involvement as well as international experiences, focusing on disaster operations management and policy, leadership analytics, research/data analysis, environmental hazards and the psychosocial aspect of disasters. We aim to equip our students with a skill-set that prepares them to partake in emergency preparedness, disaster management, grass-root development, monitoring and evaluation and disaster risk and recovery. For more information click here.
:: JOBS AND VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES
Booz, Allen, Hamilton

Catholic Charities Disaster Case Management


CDM Smith


Center for New York City Neighborhoods


Episcopal Diocese of New York


Federal Emergency Management Jobs


Make the Road New York


Mennonite Disaster Services


Met Council Disaster Case Management


National Service (CNCS)


New York Cares


NORC


NYC Office of Emergency Management


NYC Medical Reserve Corp


NYC Service - EmergeNYC


VISTA (Volunteers in Service to America)


World Cares Center
:: MAKE A GIFT TO NYDIS
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