UNO-CHART: Risk Literacy Curriculum and Preparing for Storms in Louisiana (2nd Edition) Curriculum

The University of New Orleans Center for Hazards Assessment, Response & Technology (UNO-CHART) is excited to share its newly completed Risk Literacy curriculum, “Preparing for Storms in Louisiana, 2nd Edition.” The second edition is an update to the first edition based on feedback from adult education providers. The curriculum was designed in Plain Language to teach the concepts of risk as subject matter in literacy programs, as well as teach literacy through risk education. The curriculum has multiple parts, including a student manual, facilitator’s guide, take home guide, and flashcards.

We are reaching out to you because you requested Risk Literacy materials for your group or agency, and we have a limited number of hard copies available to disseminate. The materials are also available on the web.

Here is a description and web link for each of the products:

Student Manual
http://scholarworks.uno.edu/chart_pubs/36
The student manual is the core of the curriculum, and includes five chapters on how to prepare for storms, including information on hurricanes, preparation, evacuation, returning and protection.

Facilitator’s Guide
http://scholarworks.uno.edu/chart_pubs/37
The facilitator’s guide can be used to teach the material in the student manual and take home guide, and includes 14 lesson plans with reading comprehension strategies.

Take Home Guide (English)
http://scholarworks.uno.edu/chart_pubs/34
The take home guide is for student use in class as well as at home, so the students can study, review concepts and work on assignments.

Take Home Guide (English/Spanish)
http://scholarworks.uno.edu/chart_pubs/35
The take home guide is for student use in class as well as at home, so the students can study, review concepts and work on assignments. The English/Spanish version includes both English and Spanish.

Flashcards
http://scholarworks.uno.edu/chart_pubs/33
There flashcards are in Spanish on one side and in English on the other. They contain supplemental information on preparing for storms.

Please respond if you would like to request hard copies, or if you have any questions about the curriculum.

Thank you!

Tara Lambeth
Research Assistant
Center for Hazards Assessment,
Response and Technology
(UNO-CHART)
106 Milneburg Hall
2000 Lakeshore Drive
New Orleans, LA 70148
Office: 504.280.6071
Fax: 504.280.4023
http://www.uno.edu/chart
http://www.floodhelp.uno.edu

Environmental & Construction Pre – Apprenticeship Program (ECPAP): Begins September 8, 2014

Good Morning,

I a proud to announce that the Environmental & Construction Pre-Apprenticeship Program (ECPAP) will begin its 20th year of service to the New Orleans community with a new class which will begin Monday, September 8, 2014.

To refer qualified applicants, I have attached to this email:
Program Application
Applicant Document Check List
Recruiting Flier

Thank you for your continuing support in our efforts to uplift the community by providing construction career skills.

 

APPLICANT DOCUMENT CHECK LIST MWT - Enrollment App Recruiting flier for September 2014 class

 

 

Saint Maria Goretti Catholic Church: Health and Wellness Fair on August 24, 2014

Saint Maria Goretti Catholic Church, 7300 Crowder Blvd, New Orleans, LA 70127, will host its annual Health and Wellness Fair in the Monsignor Gauthreaux Center on Sunday, August 24, 2014, from 9:30 AM to 2:00 PM. The church will also host a blood drive and bone marrow donor registration.

Participants in this year’s fair include:
· The Blood Center

· Xavier University Health & Wellness Center

· Top Box Foods

· PACE (Program of All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly)

· Whole Foods Store

· Downman Urgent Health Care

· St. Maria Goretti Nurses

· McNeil Pediatrics

· Ultimate Foot Care

· PACE (Program of All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly)

· Peoples Health

· Certified Zumba, yoga, and aerobics trainers from St. Maria Goretti’s Wellness Ministry

· Leaders for St. Maria Goretti’s First Place 4 Health Wellness program

· Plus other providers of health related services

In addition to traditional screenings (glucose, cholesterol, blood pressure, and ear screenings), the Fair will also include consultations on hair care, financial planning, and pediatric concerns. Information on nutrition, obesity, interactive exercise demonstrations, and cooking demonstrations will be provided to assist in living a healthier lifestyle. Members of the public are welcome and encouraged to come out to give the gift of life by donating blood and/or signing up for the bone marrow donor registry, as well as participating in the activities and taking the opportunity to learn ways of improving their own quality of life.

 

Health Fair

Crescent Region Collaborative Coalition Meeting: August 27, 2014

Crescent Region Collaborative Coalition Members and Community Partners:

The CRC Coalition will meet on Wednesday, August 27, 2014. Place to be announced.

The CRC Coalition meetings have served as a Professional Resource Swap Meet. The Crescent Region Collaborative Coalition Professional Resource Swap Meet, meeting will serve as a host forum to announce new programs and services. The CRC Coalition Swap Meet will showcase any organizations providing mental health, public health, physical health, and social services provide to citizen throughout Southeastern Louisiana. If you would like your organization to participate in one of the Biggest Networking Fair’s and learn about other agency services, programs, or how to refer community, while showcasing your organization services send an email to the Crescent Region Collaborative Coalition Professional Resource Swap Meet.

The CRC Coalition meeting will serve as a networking forum to announce new programs and showcase good organizations providing quality services.

Everyone’s participation is needed. (Please bring information regarding your agency, businesses card, and any upcoming event to present to the community.

Lunch will be provided.

I look forward to receiving your emails. Please email your information no later than August 21,2014.

Tarase S. Carter

Faith is seeing light with your heart when your eyes see only darkness.
Senior Program Coordinator/ Crescent Region Collaborative Coalition of Southeastern Louisiana
Tulane University, School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine
Global Environmental Health Sciences
1440 Canal Street, Ste. 2100
New Orleans, LA 70112
Tel: 504.988.1923
Mobile: 504.319.4941
Fax: 504.988.1726

Crescent Region Collaborative Coalition: “Finding Your Seat At The Table For Competitive Grant Funding”

Crescent Region Collaborative Coalition Present:

“Finding Your Seat At The Table For Competitive Grant Funding”

Crescent Region Collaborative Coalition & Center for Gulf Coast Environmental Health Research, Leadership and Strategic Initiatives with support from the Tulane Maternal and Child Health Leadership Training Program would like to invite CRC Coalition Members and Community Partners, Non-Profit Organizations, Social Service Providers, Grassroots Organizations, and all others Public Providers to please join us for the first in a three-part series of grant writing seminars.
Second Session: Monitoring & Evaluation, Introduction to Evaluation Engaging Stakeholders.

The objective for this session is to

1) Explain the rationale to involve stakeholders and key issues to consider.

2) Formulate goals, objectives and indicators.

3) Describe the needs for process evaluation. 4) Describe the different types of outcomes and characteristic of outcomes indicators.

The CRC Coalition event will take place on Thursday, August 28, 2014 in Orleans Parish. The seminar will be held at Tulane University, Tidewater Building, located at 1440 Canal Street, Collins Diboll Gallery 1st floor, New Orleans, Louisiana 70112, form 9:00am to 2:30pm.

RSVP by August 25, 2014 space is limited.

Tarase S. Carter

Faith is seeing light with your heart when your eyes see only darkness.
Senior Program Coordinator/ Crescent Region Collaborative Coalition of Southeastern Louisiana
Tulane University, School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine
Global Environmental Health Sciences
1440 Canal Street, Ste. 2100
New Orleans, LA 70112
Tel: 504.988.1923
Mobile: 504.319.4941
Fax: 504.988.1726

American Professional Society on the Abuse of Children: Call for Abstracts

Call for Abstracts

APSAC is now accepting submissions for its 23rd Annual Colloquium, July 22-25, 2015, at the Westin Copley Place, Boston, Massachusetts. You do not need to be a member and you do not need to login to submit your program abstract. When you are ready to submit, please be sure that you have all of the necessary information handy: leader and co-presenter contact information, vitae, biographical information, session title, description and abstract, learning objectives, etc.

To access the PREFERRED online submission process, click here. An alternative PDF Form is also available via this link.

The deadline to submit is October 22, 2014.

http://apsac.memberclicks.net/index.php?option=com_mc&view=mc&mcid=72&eventId=437180&orgId=apsac

FEMA Launches Spanish – Language App

FEMA Launches Spanish-Language App
08/18/2014 03:19 PM EDT

WASHINGTON – Today, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) launched a free Spanish-language app with information on what individuals can do before, during and after a disaster to keep their families and communities safe.

FEMA’s Spanish-language app offers a wide array of information for the public and disaster survivors, including preparedness tips, locations of nearby shelters, what to include in an emergency supply kit and a user friendly interface for survivors who may need assistance from FEMA after a disaster.

Language English

http://www.fema.gov/news-release/2014/08/18/fema-launches-spanish-language-app