Incentivizing Pre-Disaster Mitigation
October 28, 2015, 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. EDT
National Institute of Building Sciences
Cost and Registration: Free, register online before October 27

This webinar will look at approaches for leveraging incentives that help attract private-sector investment in pre- and post-disaster mitigation projects. Topics include real estate and lending strategies, tax incentives, and grants and regulatory assistance.

Psychosocial Support to Children and Families in a Disaster
October 29, 2015, 3 p.m. to 4 p.m. EDT
National Pediatric Readiness Project
Cost and Registration: Free, register online before the event

This webinar will discuss practical ways to incorporate the specific behavioral health needs of children into disaster plans. Topics include the effects of disaster on psychological functioning, emotional and developmental impacts of disasters on children, and ways to support families after disaster.

First Aid to Cultural Heritage in Times of Crisis
May 23 to June 24, 2016
Smithsonian Institution and ICCROM
Washington, D.C.
Cost and Registration: $1,025, apply before November 9

This course was designed to teach heritage professionals and researchers how to respond quickly and effectively after a disaster in order to preserve artifacts of cultural importance. Attendees will learn how to train and manage preservation teams to be deployed during disaster, manage cultural heritage risks, secure and stabilize cultural materials, and communicate with other emergency officials.