Free training for nursing home workers on how to prepare for, respond to, and recover from climate-related emergencies
This specialized training will expand caregivers’ skills in their roles as essential workers and first responders during emergencies and climate-driven disasters (extreme heat, wildfires, power outages, smoke and ozone pollution) as well as non-climate related disasters (earthquake, pandemics, and unsafe drinking water).
Caregivers will learn:
- Impact of climate change on nursing home workers and the people they care for
- Emergency planning (emergency kits, local resources)
- Evacuating and sheltering
- Emergency communication
- Stress management and disaster psychology
Upon completion of all program requirements, each student will be eligible to receive a $546.50 stipend!
Classes will be held online via Zoom, once a week for six weeks. Space is limited. If you are interested in this free training, please contact our Field Coordinator.