Please see announcements for upcoming partner presentations:
FEMA Information Session on New Member Applications for the National Youth Preparedness Council
January 27 at 2pm E.T.
Do you know a teen who has a passion for leadership preparedness? FEMA is accepting applications for its 2021 Youth Preparedness Council.
Since 2012, FEMA has brought together young leaders who are interested in supporting disaster preparedness and making a difference in their communities by completing disaster preparedness projects nationally and locally. The council supports FEMA’s commitment to involving America’s youth in preparedness-related activities. Additionally, it provides FEMA the opportunity to engage young people and solicit their perspectives, feedback, and opinions in building a Culture of Preparedness.
As part of the council, members meet with FEMA leadership throughout their term to provide input on strategies, initiatives, and projects. Membership provides young leaders a two-year opportunity to make a positive impact on their community and develop skills to elevate their academic endeavors and career. Members of the council have the opportunity to become change agents in their community.
Members are selected for two-year terms and are chosen based on their passion for preparedness and helping others, their involvement in their community, and their aptitude for working in a team and as a leader.
The application period is open to teens in grades 8-11 till 11:59 p.m. PT on March 7. Selected candidates will be notified in May 2021. Interested students may apply online at here!
The Individual and Community Preparedness Division looks to our partners to help spread the word! For more information about the Youth Preparedness Council or other youth-focused preparedness initiatives contact us at [email protected].
Details to Join the Webinar Please join us via Zoom at 2 p.m. ET on Wednesday, Jan. 27 for an information session on the program and application process.
Join ZoomGov Meeting https://fema.zoomgov.com/j/1617755841 Meeting ID: 161 775 5841 Passcode: FEMAYPC
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If you have any questions, please contact FEMA Office of External Affairs:
– Congressional Affairs at (202) 646-4500 or at [email protected]
– Intergovernmental Affairs at (202) 646-3444 or at FEMA-I[email protected]
– Tribal Affairs at (202) 646-3444 or at [email protected]
– Private Sector Engagement at (202) 646-3444 or at [email protected]
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DHS Center for Faith and Opportunity Initiatives
Faithful Action: Preventing Exploitation and Human Trafficking Among Youth in a COVID Environment
January 28 at 2p.m. ET
The month of January 2021 is National Slavery and Human Trafficking Prevention Month as issued by the President’s proclamation. This proclamation highlights some of the recent efforts to combat human trafficking across several agencies, and it includes the critical role of faith‑based and community organizations that provide survivors with vital services. The proclamation also identifies a comprehensive National Action Plan to Combat Human Trafficking (NAP) built around the “three pillars” of the Victims of Trafficking and Violence Protection Act of 2000 (TVPA): prevention, protection, and prosecution. And, the proclamation highlights the Department of Homeland Security’s newly launched Center for Countering Human Trafficking.
To commemorate this month, the Department of Homeland Security Center for Faith and Opportunity Initiatives is hosting a webinar to highlight youth prevention educational programs, strategies and resources to counter exploitation and human trafficking in a COVID environment.
We recognize that youth have been impacted by the COVID pandemic in multiple ways, and to help prevent further harm, we hope to share youth prevention strategies and resources to counter the detrimental effects of exploitation and/or modern-day slavery in all of its forms.
Presentations will include:
- An overview and clinical perspective of youth vulnerability in a COVID environment
- Prevention strategies and cultural sensitivities in supporting youth impacted by trauma
- A panel discussion with three non-profit youth prevention educational programs
- Resources from the Department of Health and Human Services, Office on Trafficking in Persons youth prevention education program
- Resources from the Department of Homeland Security’s Blue Campaign.
DATE: Thursday, January 28, 2021
TIME: 2 to 3:15 p.m. ET
- Carolina Fuentes, LMSW, MDiv, Consultant, National Human Trafficking Training and Technical Assistance Center & School Based Therapist and Trainer at DePelchin Children’s Center
- Ashlie Bryant, Co-Founder/ CEO, 3Strands Global Foundation
- Kristen Morse, MPP, Global Reach Director, The A21 Campaign
- Aria Flood, MPH, Director of US Prevention, Love146
- Kimberly Casey, MPP, Communications and Prevention Specialist, Department of Health and Human Services, Office on Trafficking in Persons
- Brandi Bynum, Program Manager, Department of Homeland Security Blue Campaign
How to Join the Webinar:
- Register using the Adobe Connect registration web link.
- Test your Adobe Connect prior to the meeting; you may need to update or install software to access the audio-visual content.
- This webinar will offer captioning on the webinar platform.
- For information, contact [email protected].
A recording of the webinar will be sent by email to all registered participants in case you are unable to attend or wish to share.
We hope that you will join us on Thursday, January 28!