1. Title: A Shelter Story: Integrating Functional Needs Support Services
(FNSS) Into Emergency Shelter Plans
2. Keywords/Themes: FNSS Resource Toolkit
learner's goal in this course is to master the knowledge and skills needed to
collaborate with community stakeholders on integrating Functional Needs Support
Services (FNSS) into local emergency shelter plans.
video-based course consists of five sections with estimated viewing times as
Getting Started (5 minutes)
The Hot-Wash Sessions (20 minutes)
The Demographics of Disaster (15 minutes)
An Open Conversation (10 minutes)
Invitation to Planning (5 minutes)
additional five minutes to complete the Post-Test.
Intended Audience: Emergency managers, shelter planners, and other mid-level
public health professionals responsible for community preparedness are the
intended audience for this course.
5. Learning Objectives:
After participating in this scenario, learners should be able
- Identify FNSS-related gaps in
- Relate demographic information
to a community’s FNSS-related needs.
- Adopt strategies for providing
FNSS in mass-care settings.
- Partner with FNSS providers by
means of MOUs and other types of agreements.
- Engage people with FNSS-related
needs in shelter planning.
Pre-requisites/Learning Level: No Pre-requisites
7. Competencies addressed:
PERLC Competencies (KSAs)
Domain I: Model Leadership
1.3 - Facilitate collaboration with internal and external
emergency response partners.
the roles of relevant internal and external emergency response partners
(including, but not limited to, agencies, organizations, authorities,
elected leaders, and stakeholders).
partnerships among internal and external emergency response partners.
collaborative emergency response plans and/or policies with appropriate
internal and external emergency response partners.
communication strategies to effectively communicate with internal and
external response partners.
agreements (e.g., Mutual Aid Agreements or MAAs, Emergency Management
Assistance Compacts or EMACs, Memoranda of Understanding or MOUs) with
external emergency response partners to secure and provide assistance and
resources in all phases of emergency preparedness and response.
8. CEUs Offered: None
9. Cost: Free
10. Modality/format: Online Self-Pace
11. Length: 1 hour
12. Presenter(s) and/or Content Experts: Jane Gay, Gay A.
Jones, B.J. Dvorak, Mark Martin, Dr. Sally H. Chai, PhD, John Choate, Melissa
Richlen, Nathan Lothamer, Tim Beachy
13. Technical requirements:
- Adobe Acrobat Reader
- Flash Player
14. Registration requirements: Register a free account
15. Creation and/or update: September 5, 2013