Event Details

The DC Victim Assistance Academy invites you to participate in Mass Disaster Training.

All registrants must attend one of the Mass Disaster Orientation session and must register for 2-Day Mass Disaster Training session. Please select Orientation time.

Orientation February 27, First Session 8:30am- 12:00pm l Second Session 1:00pm- 4:30pm

Orientation March 20, First Session 8:30am- 12:00pm l Second Session 1:00pm- 4:30pm

Orientation March 27, First Session 8:30am- 12:00pm l Second Session 1:00pm- 4:30pm

Training Session 1 | 2 Day-Training February 28-March 1

Training Session 2 | Day-Training March 21- March 22

Training Session 3 | 2 Day-Training March 28-March 29

Speakers will include:

  • Dr. Kevin O’Brien, Department of Behavioral Health
  • Michelle Palmer,LICSW, Excutive Director, Wendt Center for Loss & Healing
  • Lori Wolkoff, FBI Office of Victim Assistance

You can find a full agenda here:

https://ovsjg.dc.gov/service/district-columbia-victim-assistance-academy

Orientation

  • Motivation for responding
  • Overview of Training
  • Crisis response vs mental health
  • Film
  • Self-Care

Training Day 1

  • Safety and comfort
  • Stabilization
  • Practical Assistance
  • Current Concerns
  • Self-Care

Training Day 2

  • Connection with Social Support
  • Information on Coping
  • Understanding and Addressing Individual Needs
  • Self-Care

15.15 CEU's (Pending)

Please note: Orientation is mandatory for Mass Disaster Training. Registration is for all three Mass Disaster Sessions and Orientation time.

FAQs

Are there ID or minimum age requirements to enter the event?

Valid identification is required to enter the CFSA building. (Please allow at least 15 minutes for security)

What are my transportation/parking options for getting to and from the event?

Metro transportation is strongly recommended. The closest Metro station is green line, Navy-Yard Ball Park. Limited parking is available at local parking garages. (Cost for parking is not covered by DCVAA)

How can I contact the organizer with any questions?

Contact OVSJG coordinator at [email protected] or visit https://ovsjg.dc.gov/


  • When: Tue Feb. 27
    1:30 pm - 5:00 pm

  • Address: 200 I Street Southeast
    Washington DC,US 20003

  • Web: Visit Website