NTSB Training Center.

Title

Transportation Disaster Response – Family Assistance

Description

Developed for commercial transportation officials, representatives of federal agencies, staff of non-governmental relief organizations and emergency managers, this course is instrumental in understanding how any organization involved in the accident response can most effectively support the family assistance efforts.

NTSB Transportation Disaster Assistance specialists, clinicians and other professionals will present a variety of disaster response and family assistance topics.  Learn from Safety Board responders who have developed partnership programs to manage disasters.

ID Code

TDA301

Dates, Tuition
and Fee

March 8-10, 2011
$1,090 for all applications with payment received by February 8, 2011
$1,198 for all applications with payment received February 9 – 27,  2011
$1,248 for all applications with payment submitted between February 28 and 12:00 pm (noon) ET on March 7, 2011
$50 processing fee will be added to tuitions for all offline applications.  A tuition invoice can be ordered for a $15 processing fee.  All payments must be received by March 7 or admission will be denied.

October 4-6, 2011
$1,090 for all applications with payment received by September 4, 2011
$1,198 for all applications with payment received September 5 – September 25, 2011
$1,248 for all applications with payment submitted between September 26 and 12:00 pm (noon) ET on October 3, 2011
$50 processing fee will be added to tuitions for all offline applications.  A tuition invoice can be ordered for a $15 processing fee.  All payments must be received by October 3 or admission will be denied.

Times

9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Location

NTSB Training Center • 45065 Riverside Parkway • Ashburn, Virginia 20147

Status

OPEN. Applications are now being accepted.

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CEUs

2.0

Overview

  • Legal aspects of family assistance - specifics of legal protections afforded to family members
  • Conducting effective family briefings - communicating with grieving and traumatized families
  • Effective on-scene response - a start to finish look at family assistance operations
  • Successful forensic operations - communicating with families about the forensic response
  • Practical resources for family representatives - developing support skills, and self care

Performance Results

Upon completion of this course the participant will be able to:

  • Improve on-scene coordination and communication
  • Manage limited resources more effectively
  • Define the practical skills for working with grieving family members
  • Apply the skills from the class to conduct an effective family briefing  
  • Brief others in their organization about the disaster response process and the role of the NTSB

Comments from course participants

Who May Attend

  • Commercial transportation industry officials, particularly those that are in a position to set or influence policy, or have a family assistance role during transportation disasters
  • Representatives of federal agencies, particularly those that have a role in transportation disaster response
  • Representatives of non-governmental and/or private agencies that have a legitimate and recognized transportation disaster response role
  • Members of the academic community attending for research purposes (on a space-available basis)

Accommodations

Area hotels and restaurants

Airports

Washington Dulles International (IAD): 10 miles
Washington Ronald Reagan National (DCA): 30 miles
Baltimore/Washington International (BWI): 60 miles

More Information

Email TrainingCenter@ntsb.gov or call (571) 223-3900