As part of the development of the Incident Command Structure for the university in the event of a disaster incident, a Family Assistance Center Committee was formed to assist in the development of a Family Assistance Center.
During this process, it was decided by the committee to seek out training for personnel who would be assigned to the Center. Contact was made with the regional Medical Reserve Corp to conduct a course in Nebraska Psychological First Aid Training. The purpose of this program is to equip natural helpers to provide psychological support to survivors of critical incidents.
Although this course is meant to assist personnel who would be assigned to the Family Assistance Center, the committee would like to offer the training to any current student, staff or faculty member of the university. This course would be beneficial to anyone in the Emergency Management, Criminal Justice, or Psychology fields.
The course will be conducted on Wednesday, April 26, 2017, from 8 A.M. through 5 P.M., at the university’s recreational dome located at 6808 Spring Street. Lunch will be provided. The course is provided by a grant from the University of Nebraska’s Public Policy Center, and will be presented by Brett Matthies and Pam Denney. Due to a limited class size, registration is only available online.
If you have any questions, please contact Sgt. Dave Points, Emergency Preparedness Coordinator, University of Nebraska Omaha Department of Public Safety at 402.554.3700 or firstname.lastname@example.org.