What's in this course?

Equip yourself with the critical knowledge you need as a child welfare professional to design emergency preparedness plans.

Sign up now to learn how to prepare and respond to the five most common natural disasters in Texas! This course provides insights into lessons learned from Hurricane Harvey, an overview of FEMA’s National Preparedness Goal, and a look at DFPS’ Emergency Preparedness Guidelines. Participants will discover detailed information about how to identify emergency alerts, perform vulnerability assessments, create plans, communicate effectively, comply with HIPPA, and secure private information.

Course curriculum

  • 1

    Welcome to the course!

    • How to use this course

  • 2

    Introduction: Emergency Preparedness Online Training for Child Welfare Professionals

    • Tell Us About You

    • Course Learning Outcomes

    • Training Information

    • Hurricane Harvey

    • What Are Natural Disasters?

  • 3

    Hurricanes

    • Hurricanes

    • Knowledge Assessment

  • 4

    Floods

    • Wimberly Flood Video

    • Floods

    • Knowledge Assessment

  • 5

    Tornadoes

    • Tornandoes

    • Knowledge Assessment

  • 6

    Wildfires

    • Wildfires

    • Knowledge Assessment

  • 7

    Extreme Temperatures

    • Extreme Temperatures

    • Knoweldge Assessment

  • 8

    Warning Systems and Alerts

    • Warning Systems and Alerts

    • Identify Emergency Alert Symbols

  • 9

    Identifying and Preparing for a Natural Disaster

    • Section 1 Conclusion

  • 10

    LAW, POLICY, LESSONS LEARNED, AND BUILDING A FOUNDATION FOR EMERGENCY RESPONSE

    • Learning Objectives

  • 11

    Lessons Learned from Harvey

    • Lessons Learned - Harvey

    • Lessons Learned - Child Placement Agencies

  • 12

    Emergency Preparedness Guidelines

    • Child Welfare Professionals

    • Knowledge Assessment

  • 13

    Building a Team and Creating a Plan

    • Building a Team and Creating a Plan.pdf

    • Emergency Response Team

    • Vulnerabiilty Assessment

    • Creating a Plan - Child Welfare Professionals.pdf

  • 14

    HIPAA COMPLIANCE AND IT SECURITY- SECURING PRIVATE INFO

    • HIPPA Compliance and IT Security

    • Knowledge Assessment

  • 15

    Conclusion

    • Section Conclusion

  • 16

    You Finished the Course

    • Thank You!

  • 17

    Before you go...

    • Printable Resources

    • Before. During. After.

    • Weather in Texas Infographic Color- Second Version[1]

    • Emergency Preparations for Special Needs

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