August 2020 Newsletter

 

 

Professional Development Opportunities

August 2020

NCC NEWS AND UPDATE

Planning and preparing for hurricanes and other natural disasters can be stressful, and even more so during the COVID-19 pandemic. The CDC recommends that folks know how the COVID-19 pandemic can affect disaster preparedness and recovery and what you can do to keep yourself and others safe. In this month’s newsletter, we have included resources and tips related to disaster preparedness, specifically for those individuals with disabilities. Please review these supports and share with your colleagues and warriors in order to be prepared and ensure safety.

We look forward to sharing resources and trainings with you each month. If you have a resource that may be beneficial to all of our agencies, please contact Jenny Abramson at Jabramson@neurocc.com.

TBI / Veteran Related Trainings

**Please note these trainings are aimed at increasing your professional development, but are not required by NCC. Therefore, the registration fee and time spent participating in these external webinars may not be billed to NCC.   

Wednesday, August 5: Ethics of Working with Older Adults
Presented by The American Society on Aging
10am PDT. CEUs available. Free.
Details and registration found here.

Wednesday, August 5: Continuing To Provide Quality Mental Healthcare Remotely During COVID-19
Presented by Mental Health America
2:15pm EDT. Free. Details and registration found here.

Thursday, August 6: Opioids and Traumatic Brain Injury
Presented by the Brain Injury Association of America
3pm EDT. $50. Details and registration found here.

Thursday, August 13: The Critical Role of Caregiving Technology During COVID-19 and Beyond

1pm PDT. CEUs available. Free.
Details and registration found here.

Thursday, August 13: COVID-19 Credit Scores: What You Need to Know

2pm EDT. Free. Details and registration found here.

Friday, August 14: Ethical Considerations with LGBTQ Clients
Presented by the National Association of Social Workers
1pm EST. CEUs available. $40. Details and registration here.

Thursday, August 20: Using Evidence-based Programs to best Support Military Families: An Intro to the Continuum of Evidence 
Presented by the Military Families Learning Network
11am EDT. CEUs available. Free. Details and registration found here.

Tuesday, August 25: Keeping Our Brains Healthy As We Age
Presented by the Military Families Learning Network
11am EDT. CEUs available. Free. Details and registration found here.

Friday, August 28: Spasticity Evaluation & Management
Presented by NeuroRestorative Neuro Institute
12pm EDT. CEUs available. Free. Details and registration found here.

On Demand Webinar: Invisible Injuries: Traumatic Brain Injury, Strangulation and Domestic Violence
Presented by Futures Without Violence
Free. Details and access found here.

On Demand Webinar: Premier Webinar Series (4 webinars)
Presented by the Brain Injury Association of North Carolina
Free. Details and access found here.

Safety Corner: Emergency Preparation

Failing to plan is planning to fail! Here are some tips and resources to consider for you and your families and the warriors you work with:

  • Be sure to prepare an emergency plan, compile emergency supplies and practice your plan.
  • Give yourself more time than usual to prepare emergency food, water and medicine supplies. Be sure to include PPE with these supplies as they will likely be hard to obtain during time of emergency.
  • Identify a safe place to shelter and have several ways to receive weather alerts. Be aware that typical shelters may not be available due to the congregating of large groups of people. If planning to stay with a friend or family member confirm they will be ok with allowing others in their home during this pandemic and are not at high risk for infection.
  • Be prepared for extended wait times should your electricity go out. Have electrical items charged, back up batteries, etc. COVID precautions will slow down those trying to restore power and there may be less assistance from other states if you live in a COVID hot spot.
  • Make a disaster plan and emergency kit for your pets. Identify local hotels now that accept pets should you need to evacuate.
  • When checking in on neighbors or friends during an emergency or afterwards when returning home, continue to follow preventive actions to protect yourself and others from COVID-19, such as washing your hands and wearing a cloth face covering.

Resource Recommendation: Emergency Preparation Supports

CDC Preparing for Hurricanes During the COVID-19 Pandemic:
https://www.cdc.gov/disasters/hurricanes/covid-19/prepare-for-hurricane.html

American Red Cross Family Disaster Plan:
https://drive.google.com/file/d/1YbH_n6XiMl6SDdiwER1DS3yJ4X72GU-a/view

FEMA Preparedness Resources:
https://www.ready.gov/plan

FEMA Emergency Prep Wallet Cards:
https://www.ready.gov/sites/default/files/2020-03/family-emergency-plan_wallet.pdf

Disaster Preparedness for People With Disabilities: http://www.disastersrus.org/mydisasters/disability/disability.pdf

Pet Safety in Emergencies:
https://www.cdc.gov/healthypets/emergencies/index.html

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