Before Disasters Strike!

Before Disasters Strike!
Wednesday, February 20, 2019
9 am to 3 pm
Abilities in Motion – 210 N. 5th St., Reading, PA


A seminar on the roles of peer specialists before disasters strike.  Methods to help people with mental health conditions prepare for disasters.  Presenter Laura Matthews-Szweda, Disability Integration Specialist.  Abilities in Motion presents a seminar for Certified Peer Specialists and others who work with individuals with disabilities.

Agenda will cover:

  • The Nature of Disasters and Their Impacts on Mental Health
  • Disaster Preparedness Planning
  • Working with Individuals: The Challenge for Disaster Preparedness Planning
  • What Peer Specialists Need to do to Preserve Their Own Equilibrium in a Crisis/Emergency Situation

At the end of the training participants will receive a certificate worth 5 hours of professional development.

To register for the program or if you have questions, contact Corrine Dietrich at 610-376-0010 ext. 103 or email

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