Disaster Preparation and Recovery Series

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Event Date

Building a Community of Practice for Human Services County Directors

We invite you to join us for a series of roundtable discussions focused on specific aspects of preparation and recovery related to disasters, including fires, floods, cyber security attacks and other types of disasters. County directors and their leadership teams will have the opportunity to share their successes, challenges, tips and ask their colleagues for guidance in addressing the many facets of disaster preparation and recovery as Human Service leaders.

This group will serve as a Community of Practice* on Disaster Preparation and Recovery for County Human Services Directors.

*Communities of practice (CoP) are organized groups of people who have a common interest in a specific technical or business domain. They collaborate regularly to share information, improve their skills and actively work on advancing the general knowledge of the domain.

This series is offered at no cost to participants.

Discussion Topics and Dates

You must register for each session that you plan to attend. There is no registration form for the series as a whole. Participants may attend all or as many of the discussion sessions as they choose.

Overview of CDSS Disaster Response System

Friday, May 7, 8:30-9:30 am  Register here

Working with Community, State and Federal Partners in Disasters: Having a Plan

Friday, May 21, 8:30-9:30 am  Register here

Care and Shelter

Friday, June 4, 8:30-9:30 am  Register here

Fire Preparation and Response

Friday, June 18, 8:30-9:30 am  Register here

Mutual Aid Agreements (share examples of agreements, claiming, planning ahead)

Friday, July 9, 8:30-9:30 am  Register here

Phase II Recovery

Friday, July 16, 8:30-9:30 am  Register here

Preparing and Supporting Staff—Before, During and Post Disaster

Friday, July 23, 8:30-10:00 am Note this session will be slightly longer  Register here

Cyber Security

Friday, August 6, 8:30-9:30 am  Register here

Vulnerable Populations—APS, IHSS, Child Welfare, CalFresh      

Friday, August 20, 8:30-9:30 am  Register here

Note: Topics may change dates based on presenter availability.


For More Information

If you have questions or would like additional information about the series, please contact program coordinator Colleen Gordon at cgordon@ucdavis.edu or call 530-304-8186.