March 17, 2016: Do you Feel Prepared? Multiple Perspectives on Disaster Preparedness

Katarina Halm
Carly Belzberg &
Shoshanna Campbell

March 17, 2016
7-8 PM
Dunbar Community Centre
(DCC) 4747 Dunbar St
Register: registration@cascadiaearthquakepreparedness.ca

3rd Thursdays
Community Meetings
next Meeting April 21, 2016
Safety & Fire Prevention Michelle Petrusevich Fortis BC
Register: registration@cascadiaearthquakepreparedness.ca

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March 20-23, 2016 International Disaster Psychosocial (DPS) Conference in Vancouver, BC, Canada

March 20-23, 2016 International Disaster Psychosocial (DPS) Conference at The Westin Bayshore Vancouver, BC, Canada

The Provincial Health Services Authority, Disaster Psychosocial Program is presenting their inaugural conference on disaster psychosocial considerations. The conference will provide a forum for presentations and discussion including:

  • Exchanging knowledge of informed psychosocial practise in disaster response and recovery
  • Training and education to experienced psychosocial responders
  • Managing Disaster Psychosocial planning, training, capacity building, response and recovery, evaluation and monitoring
  • Integrating psychosocial support in overall emergency management
  • Maximizing opportunities for partnerships, networking and information sharing with a cross section of agencies; government, non-governmental organizations

Some DEEP volunteers plan to attend the conference.  Please let us know if you plan to participate so we can collaborate.

Programme     More information

Dr. Dan Bilsker on psychological safety in disasters

Considerable progress has been made in enhancing the physical safety of emergency responders, but a new call has emerged to better protect their psychological safety. This reflects an increasing awareness of the relationship between psychological hazards such as critical incidents or bullying, and disorders such as post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and depression.

This talk will address critical questions concerning psychological safety in…cluding:

  • How does psychological safety fit with the traditional occupational health and safety approach?
  • What are practical methods to identify and control psychological hazards?
  • What is being done in Canada to enhance psychological safety in the workplace?

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February 18, 2016, Surrey Fire Fighters’ Charitable Society Lectureship Series in Mental Health & Addiction Research presented: Dr. Dan Bilsker critical aspects of psychological safety in disasters

Dr. Dan Bilsker
Adjunct Professor, Faculty of Health Sciences, SFU
Clinical Assistant Professor, Faculty of Medicine, UBC

DEEP volunteer Katarina Halm attended Dr. Dan Bilsker’s lecture in Surrey February 18, 2016, and we may invite Dr. Dan Bilsker to  present for DEEP in Dunbar.

Neighbours preparing together!
Dunbar Earthquake & Emergency Preparedness (DEEP)
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Telephone 604-263-9123 / 778-859-1234
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New Three Hour Planning Scenario Workshop 9:30 AM – 12:30 PM Saturday
 February 27, 2016

McLean Hall,
St George’s School
Senior Campus,
4175 West 29 Ave

Join us for another excellent programme!

Dr Carlos Ventura  & Ann Pacey present:

  • New Exercises in preparing for and responding to earthquakes.
  • Updates on the Earthquake Early Warning System.

Register: registration@cascadiaearthquakepreparedness.ca

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3rd Thursdays
Community Meetings

7-8 PM
Dunbar Community Centre (DCC)
4747 Dunbar St

March 17, 2016
Do you Feel Prepared?

Multiple Perspectives on Disaster Preparedness
Carly Belzberg &
Shoshanna Campbell


April 21, 2016
Safety & Fire Prevention
Michelle Petrusevich
Fortis BC

Register: registration@cascadiaearthquakepreparedness.ca
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Additional Programmes TBA
visit our survey to indicate your priorities!
Responses to survey due April 1, 2016
https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/N2CNBY5

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DEEP Organizing Committee Meetings

* We are an all volunteer group and welcome new energy.

Please consider joining us!

4:30 – 6:00 PM Mon Mar 14, Mon Apr 11, Mon May 9, Mon June 13, 2016

Register: registration@cascadiaearthquakepreparedness.ca
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These events are FREE! Donations to DEEP welcome.

REGISTRATION REQUIRED
registration@cascadiaearthquakepreparedness.ca
or Telephone 604-263-9123 / 778-859-1234

Dunbar Earthquake & Emergency Preparedness (DEEP)
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Neighbours preparing together!

 

Monday March 14, 2016 4:30 PM: DEEP Organizing Committee Meeting

Monday March 14, 2016 4:30 – 6:00PM: DEEP Organizing Committee Meeting

TO REGISTER please use our organizing committee poll:
or Telephone 604-263-9123 or 778-859-1234

* We are an all volunteer group and welcome new energy.
Please consider joining us!

* Organizing Committee Meetings Venue tba
Meetings Continuing on
MONDAY AFTERNOONS 4:30 – 6:00PM
Apr 11, May 9, June 13, 2016

SATURDAY
 FEBRUARY 27, 2016 Three Hour Planning Scenario Workshop

Dunbar Earthquake & Emergency Preparedness (DEEP)
Events, Workshops, Organizing Committee Meetings

(invitation posted Feb 4, 2016)

These events are FREE! Donations to DEEP welcome.
REGISTRATION REQUIRED
registration@cascadiaearthquakepreparedness.ca
or Telephone 604-263-9123 / 778-859-1234

Three Hour Planning Scenario Workshop

McLean Hall, St George’s School Senior Campus, 4175 West 29 Ave
9 AM – Noon SATURDAY
 FEBRUARY 27, 2016
Dr Carlos Ventura
 & Ann Pacey:
 Present
New Exercises for preparing and responding to earthquakes. Updates on the Earthquake Early Warning System.
Register


3rd Thursdays 
Community Meetings

7-8 PM Dunbar Community Centre (DCC) 4747 Dunbar Street
* March 17, 2016 
Programme TBA .. visit our survey to indicate your priorities!
https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/N2CNBY5
* April 21, 2016
Michelle Petrusevich, Fortes BC
 Safety & Fire Prevention
Register

DEEP Organizing Committee Meetings

* We are an all volunteer group and welcome new energy.
Please consider joining us!
4:30 PM at Dunbar Community Centre (DCC) 4747 Dunbar Street
Tues Feb 9, Mon Mar 14, Mon Apr 11, Mon May 9, Mon June 13, 2016
Register

Neighbours preparing together! 

We warmly welcome you to be with us.
http://cascadiaearthquakepreparedness.ca
Telephone 604-263-9123 / 778-859-1234

BC Disaster Psychosocial (DPS) Council Training: Psychological First Aid (PFA) – possible workshop in Dunbar as part of Salmonberry Days

The training opportunity on Psychological First Aid (PFA) being offered in Emergency Operations Centre in North Vancouver is now filled and we may be able to coordinate a workshop in Dunbar as part of Salmonberry Days May 26, 2016.

Notes from the BC Disaster Psychosocial (DPS) Council:

Psychological First Aid (PFA) involves humane, supportive and practical help to people impacted by serious crisis events and disasters. It gives a framework for supporting people in ways that respect their dignity, culture and abilities.

Learn NEW PFA strategies designed by the World Health Organization (WHO) such as…

 Practical care and support

 Assessing needs and concerns;

 Helping people to address basic needs

 Listening to people

 Comforting

 Helping people connect to information, services and social supports;

 Protecting people from further harm

Who should attend?

ESS, Red Cross, Salvation Army, School Counselors, Mental Health, First Nations, DPS Volunteers, Emergency Managers, Municipal EOC staff, Search & Rescue, Support Agencies, Victim Services, Faith Based Organizations, Municipal front counter staff, and bylaw officers.

Facilitator: Carolyn Sinclair, Disaster Psychosocial (DPS) Volunteer, Alternate Provincial DPS Lead, and Executive Director, Police Victim Services of BC .

Co-sponsored by the DPS Program* and TBA
*Part of the PHSA Health Emergency Management BC (HEMBC) Program which provides psychological and social support during disaster response and recovery, for both responders and impacted people alike.

Flyer for the North Shore Workshop February 2016: https://crm.ccpa-accp.ca/cmfiles/ccpa/fileManager/private/files/89274/PFA_Flyer_North_Shore_2016.pdf

For more information or to indicate your interest in a Dunbar workshop in May, email or telephone: Katarina 604 263 9123 or  Jael 778.859 1234