Other Disaster Resources



Chicago Department of Public Health Emergency Preparedness Program 

No-Cost Training in Psychological First Aid: Basic Principles

May 16, 2019

Time: 9AM - 3PM

Location: CDPH Training Center, 1642 N. Besly Court, Chicago, IL (FREE PARKING)

If you are a provider and want to learn how to support people experiencing a disaster, Psychological First Aid (PFA) provides you with effective ways to help survivors manage their distress and needs. Psychological First Aid is a nonclinical intervention and formal healthcare training is not required.

Participants will learn to

  • Provide survivors with early psychosocial support during a disaster.
  • Use PFA intervention strategies to prevent further harm and help survivors cope.
  • Support provider care before, during, and after disaster care.

The training session meets from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm. Lunch is on your own, noon to 1 pm.

Send registration request to Nikoleta.Boukydis@cityofchicago.org


FEMA Region V - 3rd Annual Girl Scout Day

June 1, 2019

American Red Cross

2200 West Harrison Street, Chicago, IL

Let’s Get Ready for Emergencies and Disasters! FEMA is hosting its 3rd Annual Girl Scout Day event on Saturday, June 1. This year’s event is open to Girl Scout Juniors and will be held at the American Red Cross’ facilities on West Harrison Street in Chicago, Illinois.

Join us for an opportunity for Girl Scouts to learn about emergency management, increase their knowledge of emergencies and disasters, and empower them and their families to get prepared. The event will consist of a series of fun, interactive learning activities that will allow the Girl Scouts to earn their disaster readiness patch and First Aid badge.

Please register via the Girl Scouts of Greater Chicago and Northwest Indiana website: http://www.gcnwiprograms.org/program/6134



The FEMA VAL website explains how FEMA supports the coordination of voluntary efforts and donations management before, during, and after disasters.

Please visit the FEMA VAL website for FEMA updates, newsletters and other resources useful for volunteer, faith-based, and community-based organizations.

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