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From Teachers to Leaders: In Crisis

April 12, 2007

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Program Description:
This program will address key skills needed to prevent, respond, and intervene in the event of emergencies in school environments. Concepts including interagency communication, surveillance, risk communication, and crisis intervention will be covered. Dr. Samson will share lessons learned during a Hurricane-Charley-related school disaster involving the destruction of six schools and displacement of 6,000 students in Charlotte County, FL in 2004.
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Objectives:
At the conclusion of the presentation, the participants will be able to:

  1. Share valuable lessons learned by Charlotte County Florida School District administrators having dealt directly with a serious natural disaster
  2. Understand the various types of public health threats that may impact schools (e.g., natural disasters, disease outbreaks, terrorism)
  3. Discuss the potential role of public health in a disaster affecting a school population
  4. Describe key partners essential to school emergency planning and response.

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Who Should Attend:
National audience of state and local public health professionals and their partners (e.g., healthcare professionals, EMS personnel, law enforcement, media representatives, etc).

These projects are supported under a cooperative agreement from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Grant number U90/CCU224249-02. The contents of this program do not necessarily represent the official views of the CDC.

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