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Planning workshop set for special needs population

Tuesday, May 16, 2017

CAPCOG will conduct a homeland security workshop May 24 at St. Edwards University to increase emergency response teams’ understanding about the needs of special populations — such as children and people with functional and access needs — before, during, and after disasters. Researchers and practitioners from Texas and Louisiana will lead the six hour-workshop, “Working with Special Populations in Disaster: Issues and Challenges,” as they share lessons learned from national and international incidents that can help shape more effective local planning for providing aid to these communities.

The workshop will cover the following topics:

  • Addressing the Needs of Youth after Disasters and Critical Incidents
  • Why, When and How to Communicate Effectively with Your Populations with Access and Functional Needs
  • Working with the Elderly
  • Working with Culturally Isolated Groups

The workshop will start at 9 a.m.

> Register to attend the workshop.
> Read the full agenda.
> Learn more about the CAPCOG Homeland Security Division.

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