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Training and Activities


MISCELLANEOUS

Introduction to MRC-TRAIN. http://www.naccho.org/topics/emergency/MRC/resources/upload/mrcvideo/MRC101_PIP_Final.html  SWVA MRC members are encouraged to register on TRAIN Virginia using the same instructions and steps as outlined on this video.  By registering on TRAIN Virginia,  members can: 

  • Quickly find and register for many courses listed on Train.org and participating TRAIN affiliate sites,
  • Track your learning with personal online transcripts,
  • Access valuable materials, course reviews, and discussions to improve your learning experience, and
  • Stay informed of the latest public health trainings for your area or expertise.

If SWVA MRC members have questions or problems with TRAIN Virginia, please contact your TRAIN Administrator, Kristina Morris, at kristina.morris@vdh.virginia.gov

IS-700A, Introduction to National Incident Management System


Mass Fatality Response for MRC-ONLINE TRAINING OPPORTUNITY

Mass Fatality Response for MRC, VATRAIN Course #1053986, is web-based, self-study course to introduce Virginia MRC members to the Mass Fatality Team which responds to the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner. This hour and a half course will review type of mass fatality events; Medical Examiner operations in routine and mass fatality situation; discuss different stations that may be established to process multiple fatalities; and description of volunteer contributions. Once the course is completed, please contact the local Unit Coordinator for information on next training requirements.

Introduction to the Incident Command System   - Online Training Opportunity
Location:
 http://training.fema.gov/emiweb/is/is100b.asp
Description:  ICS 100, Introduction to the Incident Command System, introduces the Incident Command System (ICS) and provides the foundation for higher level ICS training. This course describes the history, features and principles, and organizational structure of the Incident Command System. It also explains the relationship between ICS and the National Incident Management System (NIMS). 
This is a core requirement for all Medical Reserve Corps members.  Once you have successfully completed the course, please forward your certificate to Kristina Morris at swva.mrc@vdh.virginia.gov

Introduction to the National Incident Management System   - Online Training Opportunity
Location:
  http://training.fema.gov/emiweb/is/is700a.asp
Description:  This course introduces and overviews the National Incident Management System (NIMS).  NIMS provides a consistent nationwide template to enable all government, private-sector, and nongovernmental organizations to work together during domestic incidents.
This is a core requirement for all Medical Reserve Corps members.  Once you have successfully completed the course, please forward your certificate to Kristina Morris at swva.mrc@vdh.virginia.gov.

Introduction to Mental Health Preparedness - Online Training Opportunity
This course is designed to help volunteers understand the psychosocial consequences of disasters and what care can assist disaster survivors immediately following a disaster.  ALL Southwest Virginia MRC members are encouraged to complete this course.  This is a web-based course which can be accessed at anytime through VA TRAIN (https://va.train.org) Course #1048051.  This course will also be offered later in the year in a classroom setting once trainers are in place.   Check back for classroom training dates. 

2015 American Indian & Alaska Native Behavioral Health Webinar Series - Online Training Opportunity
This series of webinar for 2015 is offered by the Addiction Technology Transfer Center Network presenting nationally recognized speakers on the issues of substance abuse and behavioral health issues.  The webinar series is free; however, Continuing Education credits may be available for a nominal fee.  Check out these offerings.    

November 2015

 

Understanding Cancer in Appalachia - Community Event
Where: Coomes Recreation Center, 300 Stanley Street, Abingdon, VA
Date: Tuesday, November 10, 2015
Time: 10:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. LUNCH PROVIDED

Description: The workshop is for community members interested in learning about cancer on the Appalachian region and how to then talk and share information with others. Those attending will hear about prevention, detection and treatment and be willing to share learned information with others. To register, call Edie Bobko at 276-781-7450 or Jennifer Johnson at 276-623-5279


Washington Co. School Flu Clinics - Volunteer Opportunity 
Where: Washington County Public School                                                               
When:  November 12, 2015

Description: This is the rescheduled dates for the previously postponed event.  Please contact the Unit Coordinator for additional details. 


Washington Co. School Flu Clinics - Volunteer Opportunity 
Where: Washington County Public School                                                               
When:  November 13, 2015

Description: This is the rescheduled dates for the previously postponed event.  Please contact the Unit Coordinator for additional details. 


Washington Co. School Flu Clinics - Volunteer Opportunity 
Where: Washington County Public School                                                               
When:  November 19, 2015

Description: This is the rescheduled dates for the previously postponed event.  Please contact the Unit Coordinator for additional details. 


Washington Co. School Flu Clinics - Volunteer Opportunity 
Where: Washington County Public School                                                               
When:  November 20, 2015

Description: This is the rescheduled dates for the previously postponed event.  Please contact the Unit Coordinator for additional details. 


Suicide TALK training - Training Opportunity
Where: Four-County Office, 164 College Ridge Road, Cedar Bluff, VA
Date: Monday, November 30th

Time: 10:00 a.m. until Noon or 2:00 - 4:00 p.m.
Description: SWVA MRC is pleased to offer suicideTALK again to volunteers, their families and friends, as well as interested community members. This training is about creating a community climate of awareness and interest in learning more about the wide range of suicide prevention activities. The instructor is Emily-Anne Thompson of The Crisis Center and is free. To register, please contact Kristina Morris by phone or text at 276-274-0555.

December 2015

Suicide TALK training - Training Opportunity
Where: Mountain Empire Community College, Phillips-Taylor Hall (Rm 214/215), Big Stone Gap, VA
Date: Tuesday, December 1st
Time:
10:00 a.m. until Noon or 2:00 - 4:00 p.m.
Description: SWVA MRC is pleased to offer suicideTALK again to volunteers, their families and friends, as well as interested community members. This training is about creating a community climate of awareness and interest in learning more about the wide range of suicide prevention activities. The instructor is Emily-Anne Thompson of The Crisis Center and is free. To register, please contact Kristina Morris by phone or text at 276-274-0555.

January 2016

Suicide TALK training - Training Opportunity
Where: Washington County Health Department, 15068 Lee Hwy, Bristol, VA
Date: Tuesday, January 12, 2016
Tiime:
10:00 a.m. until Noon or 2:00 - 4:00 p.m.
Description: SWVA MRC is pleased to offer suicideTALK again to volunteers, their families and friends, as well as interested community members. This training is about creating a community climate of awareness and interest in learning more about the wide range of suicide prevention activities. The instructor is Emily-Anne Thompson of The Crisis Center and is free. To register, please contact Kristina Morris by phone or text at 276-274-0555.

April 2016

SAVE THE DATE - Family Fun Day- Volunteer Opportunity
Where: Emory & Henry College, Emory, VA
Date: Saturday, April 9, 2016


Last Updated: 11-05-2015

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