|Title||Family Assistance Workshop - Meeting the Challenges in a New Era of Disaster Response|
The Aviation Disaster Family Assistance Act of 1996 tasked the NTSB with coordinating assistance to families of victims involved in major aviation accidents. In the ten years since, a new era of family assistance in disaster response has evolved, encompassing applications in other transportation accidents, criminal events, and natural disasters.
In consideration of the lessons learned in family assistance programs over the last ten years, this workshop will explore current issues in family assistance; the evolution of service delivery to those affected by large-scale disasters, such as Hurricane Katrina and 9/11; and will focus on ideas and strategies on how to most effectively meet emerging challenges.
Feedback from this workshop will be used in the development of a new course to be delivered in summer 2007: Crisis Leadership in Transportation Disaster Response (TDA405).
October 11, 2006 (Wednesday)
8:30 am - 5:00 pm
|Location||NTSB Training Center • 45065 Riverside Parkway • Ashburn, Virginia 20147|
|Register to Attend||
CLICK HERE TO REGISTER Seating is limited. Early registration is recommended.
Disaster professionals, academic researchers, government officials, mental health professionals and family members from recent transportation accidents will examine topics such as:
|Accommodations||Area hotels and restaurants|
Dulles International (IAD): 10 miles|
Washington Ronald Reagan National (DCA): 30 miles
Baltimore/Washington International (BWI): 60 miles
|More Information||E-mail TrainingCenter@ntsb.gov or call (571) 223-3900|