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Training Dates for NEDCA Programs
July 25-29th  "Education in Resilience: Post Flood"  Billings Montana

July and August FEMA Region IV - Emotional Resilience (For FEMA employees only)  

Sept  8th  Kentucky VOAD " Resilience Training" - Webinar

Oct & Nov  Emotional Resilience & Post Traumatic Growth  FEMA Region 1

Oct 19, 2022   Resilience  for NJ Volunteers  Webinar

Oct 17, 2022  Emotional Resiliency Training for Pastors and Faith Based Leaders,  Pittsburgh, PA

Oct 21-23  National Disaster Interfaith Services -Disaster Chaplain Training   San Jose, California,  Islamic Relief   (In Person)

Nov-Dec FEMA Region 1 and others - Emotional Resilience (For FEMA employees only- Webinar based)

Jan 18  National Disaster Ministries United Church of Christ ESC Training

Jan 11  Essentials of Emotional Care Training for  Pastors/ Disaster Leadership- Pittsburg

Jan 25  Teaching ESC to 24 Florida LTRGs Webinar

Feb 22  Hurricane Fiona Debrief- Emotional Resiliency Training for Pastors- Puerto Rico

Mar 1- 2  National Disaster Interfaith Services -Disaster Chaplain Training  New York City, NY 


Mar 7   Post Deployment Interview Training- Emergency Management Professionals, Sal Army Eastern Territory

Mar, 9, 16 & 23 FEMA Region 1 " Understanding the Phases of Deployment with Resiliency Tools & Developing a Supportive Family Network

Saturday, March 18 California Council of the Blind Presentation on Increasing Compassion and Resiliency                                                                                  (Virtual Statewide Convention)

May 6, 2023  Resiliency for the Medical Reserve Corps in MA 

Sept 27,2023  Hope Health Pediatric Palliative Care Disaster Preparedness  (Zoom for their staff only.)

Fall 2023 FEMA Region 1         Full Course on Resiliency for the EM World

                                                                                                             (for FEMA personnel only)           

Outlines of our past FEMA Courses:   

Understanding Transformational Resiliency: The Impacts and Realities of FEMA Deployments and Operations

    The goal of this 7 Unit series is to provide current information, updated resources and practical resiliency tools for the FEMA employee. This critical program is designed to help individuals and teams do their jobs better through a growing understanding of investing in their mental, emotional, and professional resiliency.


     No matter how new or how experienced you are, each disaster experience is unique and different. It is of career value to invest in supporting FEMA employees through an increasing knowledge of the Impacts in our deployments or operations, providing an expanding menu of resources to manage those impacts, and continuing to work towards FEMA becoming a ‘resiliency aware’ agency.

     The two primary goals of this series on transformational resiliency are to 1) help the FEMA employee, whatever your role, by increasing the quality of your personal and FEMA work lives; and 2)  to provide resources and supports when there are more  difficult, or even traumatic  exposures in your disaster work.  

Each unit is 90 minutes and includes current research, stories from the field, best practices, interviews from emergency managers, and breakout sessions for participants to share their own experiences and lessons learned.


Key subjects Include:

  • Understanding the realities, impacts, and challenges of FEMA/ Emergency Management (EM) work through the different phases of deployment.  

  • Discuss the growing definitions and awareness of stress and trauma impacts; how we are individually affected; and building our ‘personal resiliency portfolio’.

  • Explore how we as individuals can grow, and increase our resiliency, even through stress and trauma; including the topics of  Post Traumatic Growth and becoming a ‘Trauma Informed’ agency.  

  • Expanding our resiliency field toolkit for individuals and groups with practical resources such as organized ‘daily check ins’, group/team helps, Post Deployment Interviews and strengthening our active  peer to peer connections.

  • Supporting and caring for your ‘Home Network’ through the phases of deployment, and implementing best practices for transitioning home


     In the past few years, with the increasing number of disasters across the county, including COVID, we have heard FEMA and other EM professionals talk about the very real impacts and continuing needs they have to manage the stress of their work, care for themselves, and continue to provide services to those in need.  

      This series seeks to increase awareness of these needs, to increase understanding and freedom to discuss these subjects within FEMA, implement additional field resources and best practices to support staff, and work towards an on-going cultural shift with emotional resiliency becoming a key standing component of FEMA’s mission.  

Questions or comments?  Please reach us under our Contact page on this website if you or your organization are interested. 

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