What's in this course?

Equip yourself with the critical knowledge you need as a foster parent to create emergency plans.

Sign up now to learn what you can do to keep your family safe during the five most common natural disasters in Texas! This course includes expert information about how to build an emergency evacuation kit, tips on how CPS and foster families can communicate in emergencies, and how to recognize successes and challenges in trying times. Foster parents will discover practical information on what supports are available in an emergency, how you can best communicate with the children in your care, and much more!

Course curriculum

  • 1

    How to Navigate This Training

    • Copy of How to use this course

  • 2

    Introduction

    • 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 Diaster

    • Section 1 Conclusion

  • 10

    EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS FOR NATURAL DISASTERS – GENERAL INFORMATION FOR FOSTER PARENTS (LAW, POLICY, LESSONS LEARNED, AND BUILDING A FOUNDATION FOR EMERGENCY RESPONSE)

    • Student Learning Outcomes

    • Lessons Learned - Harvey

    • Lessons Learned - Child Placement Agencies

  • 11

    Emergency Preparedness Guidelines

    • Emergency Preparedness Guidelines

    • Knowledge Assessment

  • 12

    Building a Team and Creating a Plan

    • Emergency Preparedness Guidelines

    • Knowledge Assessment

  • 13

    Emergency Preparedness: Laws and Policies

    • Section 2 Conclusion

  • 14

    Emergency Preparedness for Natural Disasters- Plans for Foster Parents (Creating a Plan and Responding to Natural Disasters)

    • Learning Outcomes

  • 15

    Creating a Plan and Responding to Natural Disaster

    • Emergency Planning

    • Knowledge Assessment

  • 16

    Create Your Plan

    • Create and Practice

  • 17

    Section Conclusion

    • Section 3 Conclusion

  • 18

    Thank You!

    • More Trainings Available

  • 19

    Before you go...

    • Before. During. After.

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

    • Emergency Preparations for Special Needs

    • Printable Resources

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