Emergency Preparedness Training
is an important way in which social workers can serve their communities. In order to make your response as useful as possible, NASW/Texas has approved the “700 NIMS” and "ICS 100" National Incident Management System training for social work continuing education credits. Disaster response has its own language and structure and it is important for social workers to have this basic information prior to volunteering for disaster relief. Upon completion of the course, please fax or email a copy of the certificate of completion to the chapter office and we will mail you your CE certificate at no charge to NASW members. Others may include a check for $15.00 payable to NASW/Texas for a certificate. http://training.fema.gov/EMIWeb/IS/is700.asp. Completion of this course should be added to your professional resume.
700 NIMS: An Introduction Continuing education hours for Social Workers available free through NASW/TX
IS-100.b - Introduction to Incident Command System - ICS 100 Continuing education hours for Social Workers available free through NASW/TX
Disaster Preparedness and Response Course on Meeting the Needs of Persons with Disabilities
Continuing education hours for Social Workers available free through NASW/TX
The Public Health Foundation is offering a free Internet course for health professionals who may work with people with disabilities in times of disaster. The course has twelve objectives focusing on the needs of, and communicating with, individuals with disabilities. The course also has a component requiring creative problem solving in responding to possible scenarios a person may face when assisting people with disabilities during an emergency. This is a two hour course sponsored by the University of Kansas Research and Training Center on Independent Living and the Kansas Department of Health Education. Course available at: Public Heath Foundation, Ready Willing and Able Online Training (#1010882).