Preparedness Webinars

Watch previously recorded webinars that focus on topics impacting individual and community preparedness. These sessions are a collaborative effort between FEMA Region 2 and FEMA's Individual and Community Preparedness Division. 

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Webinar Topics

April is Child Abuse Prevention Month, a time to raise awareness of child abuse and the steps to prevent it. Children are at a higher risk of abuse and neglect during emergencies including the COVID-19 pandemic. This webinar features guest speakers from the New Jersey Department of Children and Families to discuss how and when to report child abuse and neglect in the state of New Jersey, and the process of case assignment.

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Please join the Region II National Preparedness Division in partnership with Region IV Individual and Community Preparedness for a webinar on how you can resolve to be ready in 10 steps. This webinar will help you learn how you can prepare for any disaster.

Become more confident and less anxious in a disaster! In this presentation, we'll go over how you can effectively develop an individual emergency preparedness plan to ready yourself and your family. You’ll learn what notifications you need, emergency supplies to have, how to develop a family communications plan and prepare for the unique needs of your household, and more.

Guest speaker Lance Triggs, Operation Hope, provides an overview of the program’s mission and purpose including how Operation Hope became involved in disaster response. This presentation also includes the program’s service model and a discussion on program impacts.

This workshop walks participants through how to respond to an active shooter situation and how to run an active shooter tabletop exercise using the Active Shooter Toolkit. The USVI Police Department provided practical information on survival and response, followed by a FEMA Region II staff-led discussion on how to use the Toolkit; enabling houses of worship to run their own exercises with little to no previous exercise experience.

Please join the Region 2 National Preparedness Division for a webinar on important considerations for inclusive planning for an active shooter event.

Hear from Sergeant Juan Antonio Maldonado from the New York City Police Department and Andrew Perlman from New York City Emergency Management as they go over actions a disability service provider can take to plan for this type of event to ensure the safety of staff and clients. They went go over what to do in an active shooter situation, how to drill and assess vulnerabilities, and the role of law enforcement.

This webinar offers ways to support the mental health of students in grades K-12 as they deal with the impacts of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. Karina Aguilar, Assistant Regional Administrator, Region II Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration leads the discussion. In this webinar you will learn the symptoms and warning signs of depression, anxiety and how to help families and communities better manage these changes during challenging times.