Responding to Community Crisis
March 27, 2017; 7:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. and
March 30, 2017; noon - 1:30 p.m.
Terrorist attacks, school shootings, natural disasters or accidents with numerous casualties have caused many to wonder how they would, or should, respond if a traumatic event occurred in one’s own community. As specialists in the field of death, dying and bereavement you may have felt an increased obligation to be prepared and able to respond. Yet perhaps you wonder “Where should I get some training? “How might I be most helpful?” “Will my organization support my interest?” Having participated in community crises at both the local and national level, Dr. Anewalt will address phases of crisis response, possible levels of involvement and questions to consider if you are interested in becoming more involved in responding to local or national incidents. Resources and options for further training will also be addressed.
Upon completion of this webinar, participants will be able to:
- Describe the phases of crisis response
- Identify how – and when – one might respond to a community crisis
- List at least three disaster response organizations to consider for further information and training
About the Presenter
Patti is Director of the Pathways Center for Grief & Loss with Hospice & Community Care. The focus of her clinical practice, writing and teaching is on issues related to end of life, grief, compassion fatigue and crisis response, presenting at the national, state and local level. Patti provides trainings for school administrators and counselors on grief, trauma and crisis response and authored Violent, Traumatic Death in Schools in the third edition of Nancy Boyd Webb’s book Healing Bereaved Children, A Handbook for Practitioners. A disaster mental health specialist and instructor for the American Red Cross, she serves on several community crisis teams, providing trainings, debriefings and support when local tragedies occur.