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Upcoming FEMA Webinars Around COVID19

Post Date:05/14/2020 8:43 AM

Avoiding Financial Scams During COVID-19

Tuesday, May 12, 2020 from 12:30 PM - 1:30 PM ET (Spanish Delivery)Wednesday, May 13, 2020 from 12 PM – 1 PM ET (English)
Please join the Region II National Preparedness Division for a webinar to learn how to identify and avoid financial scams related to COVID-19.Learn how scammers are using COVID-19 to take advantage of people and how you can respond and report scams to the Federal Trade Commission (FTC).Cristina Miranda from the FTC will provide information and an overview of available resources to help you identify and avoid scams. Special guest speaker from the Small Business Administration (SBA) Buffalo District EDS/PIO Kelly LoTempio will present on SBA Assistance and Contact information for Region II.Link to register (Spanish): https://icpd.adobeconnect.com/avoidscamscovid19spanish/event/registration.html
Link to register (English): https://icpd.adobeconnect.com/avoidscamscovid19/event/registration.html

Houses of Worship Emergency Planning and Reconstitution - A Pastor's Perspective

Tuesday, May 12, 2020 from 5:30 PM – 6:30 PM ET
Please join the Region II National Preparedness Division for a webinar on best practices for emergency planning and COVID-19 reconstitution from a pastor's perspective.The Rev. Miriam Burnett of the Jones Tabernacle African Methodist Episcopal Church in Philadelphia, Pa. will talk about her experience as a medical doctor - and pastor - in preparing her congregation for disasters. Learn how she plans for emergencies, including pandemics, for congregations of different sizes and locations.FEMA and NJOEM will briefly discuss COVID-19 public assistance that may be available for NJ Houses of Worship at the conclusion of Rev. Dr. Burnett's presentation.Link to register: https://icpd.adobeconnect.com/eopbestpracticesamechurch/event/registration.html

Planning Considerations for Reconstitution

Thursday, May 14, 2020 from 12 PM – 1 PM ET
Please join the Region II National Preparedness Division for a webinar to learn about best practices for the reconstitution of operations to enable organizations to return to normal, or new normal after an incident.FEMA National Continuity Programs can help you and your organization make informed decisions on how to plan for and return to operations once it is safe to do so. This info-sharing event will include what factors to consider and provide ideas on how to accomplish bringing resources back to the workplace while preserving the integrity of your essential functions.Guest speaker Jose R. Marchand-Parnell, will provide guidance and best practices as it relates to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. This webinar will be delivered entirely in Spanish.Link to register: https://icpd.adobeconnect.com/r2planning4reconstitutionspanish/event/registration.html

CARES Act: SBA Coronavirus Funding Program

Friday, May 15, 2020 from 10 AM - 11 AM ETPlease join the Region II National Preparedness Division for a webinar to learn about relief options for small businesses in the wake of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.In response to the global pandemic, President Trump signed the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act into law, providing unprecedented aid to small businesses and individuals across the nation. The cornerstone of the CARES Act is the Paycheck Protection Program or PPP, it also includes the Economic Injury Disaster Loan Advances and other benefits.This webinar will feature District Deputy Director Victoria Reynolds, from the Small Business Administration of Buffalo New York who will explain the CARES Act and how it affects your small business.Link to register: https://icpd.adobeconnect.com/r2covidreliefandfunding/event/registration.html

Helping Helpers

Tuesday, May 19, 2020 from 6 PM – 7:30 PM ET
Please join the FEMA Region II National Preparedness Division for a webinar designed to help strengthen responder resilience.Times of crisis can be frightening, life-altering and trying, but they can also bring out the best in people. Disaster plans primarily focus on how to help crisis survivors, but who’s helping the helpers? The police, first responders and CERTs who help people get back on their feet after a disaster need help too.Members from FEI Workforce, a company with a long history in enhancing workforce resiliency, will offer insights on how to support your community.Link to register: https://icpd.adobeconnect.com/r2certhelpers/event/registration.html

Helping Children Cope During COVID-19

Wednesday, May 20, 2020 from 3 PM – 4:30 PM ET (Spanish)
Thursday, May 21, 2020 from 3 PM - 4:30 PM (English)
Please join the Region II National Preparedness Division for a webinar to learn how to help children and adolescents cope during the stressful experience of COVID-19.The COVID-19 pandemic has brought out emotional reactions in children that may be difficult to cope with. In this webinar, we will discuss strategies and activities to promote positive coping in children. The webinar in Spanish will feature guest speaker Dr. Ivelisse Morales from Americares Puerto Rico. The webinar in English will feature Yvonne Muzquiz from Americares.Link to register (Spanish): https://icpd.adobeconnect.com/helpkidscopecovid19span/event/registration.html
Link to register (English): https://icpd.adobeconnect.com/r2helpkidscopecovid19/event/registration.html

SBA Programs and Services

Thursday, May 28, 2020 from 10 AM - 11 AM ET
Please join the Region II National Preparedness Division for a webinar to learn about the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) programs and resources.Created in 1953, the SBA continues to help small business owners and entrepreneurs pursue the American dream. The SBA is the only cabinet-level federal agency fully dedicated to small business and provides counseling, capital and contracting expertise as the nation’s only resource and voice for small businesses.This webinar will feature District Deputy Director Victoria Reynolds, SBA Buffalo District Office.Link to register: https://icpd.adobeconnect.com/sbaprograms/event/registration.html- Make sure to test your Adobe Connect beforehand!- Events include live captioning.
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