Workshop: Ready to Respond: How to Include People with Disabilities in your emergency Preparedness Plan!


Monday, May 18, 2015

Start Time: 

9:45 AM

End Time: 

11:45 AM

Recent climate changes and resulting natural disasters are disproportionately affecting persons with disabilities. Including persons with disabilities in disaster preparedness is critical. Are you including everyone in your emergency preparedness (EP) plans? Come to this interactive workshop given by certified trainers with disabilities and project staff from the University of Hawaii - Center on Disability Studies and learn how to include persons with disabilities in natural disaster planning. The Hawai‘i Emergency Preparedness ~ Feeling Safe Being Safe (FSBS) training is a community-based program that provides EP training to individuals with disabilities and those with access and functional needs. This culturally competent training is appropriate and adaptable for all individuals with disabilities.

Learning Objectives

  • Introduction to the Hawai‘i community- based emergency preparedness model;
  • How to adapt culturally responsive training for individuals with access and functional needs into your community

You leave with: Inclusive emergency preparedness materials.

About the Workshop Leaders

Yoko Kitami, M.Ed. is a project Coordinator & Disability Training Consultant, specializing in inclusive emergency preparedness. She is currently exploring the area of disability and access and functional needs and is finishing her PhD.

Heather  DeWoody, M.Ed. works at the Center on Disability Studies and works in the field of disabilities, inclusion and emergency preparation. She is also a training consultant.  She is currently pursuing a PhD in education.

Bathey Fong is a certified Hawaii Emergency Preparedness Trainer and facilitator.

Yolanda Phelan is a certified Hawaii Emergency Preparedness Trainer.