Emergency Preparedness: Train the Trainer

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Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic (WPIC) of UPMC is holding a training program entitled "Emergency Preparedness: Train the Trainer," which will take place from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Friday, March 30, in Classroom AB of the Cooper Conference Center at UPMC Shadyside, located at 5230 Centre Ave.

Presented by Robert Fonte, R.N., M.Ed., from the Office of Education and Regional Programming at WPIC, the program will teach participants how to respond to and prepare for disasters and emergency situations. Fonte is the program director of the Crisis Training Institute at WPIC and is a certified International Critical Incident Stress Foundation trainer.

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The program welcomes those with an interest in teaching basic individual and family disaster preparedness as well as teachers or any small group wanting to learn how to deal with emergency situations.

The course has been pre-approved to serve as continuing education credit for psychologists, certified addiction counselors, certified psychiatric rehabilitation practitioners, counselors, social workers, educators, EMS personnel and other health care professionals.

Tuition for the course is $100, which includes all registration and workshop materials, continental breakfast, lunch, refreshments and continuing education credits. First responders, Comprehensive Crisis Management Trainers and UPMC Presbyterian Shadyside staff can pay a discounted tuition rate of $75. For more information or to register, please contact Kyessa L. Brian at 412-802-6910 or [email protected].

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