Free Protecting Children in Disaster Training

December 07, 2017

Wayne Community College’s Early Childhood Education program and the Partnership for Children of Wayne County will sponsor a set of free workshops on Protecting Children in Disaster next month.

“Child Friendly Spaces” training will be held 1-5 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 19, 2018. It is designed for those who may have responsibility for working with children in disasters. It will include information on understanding and supporting children in disasters, best practices on site selection, organization and set-up of the spaces, and guidance that addresses children’s unique needs and promotes child safety and well-being while in temporary locations and particularly in emergency shelters. Click here to register for “Child Friendly Spaces.”

“Helping Children Cope in Crisis” is set for 10 a.m.-noon on Saturday, Jan. 20. The session will provide techniques to support children’s unique trauma needs and their return to a new normal. Click here to register for “Helping Children Cope in Crisis.”

“Helping Caregivers Recover: Self Care” will be held 1-3 p.m. on Jan. 20. It will teach methods for recognizing stress and provide tips to help caregivers recover. Click here to register for “Helping Caregivers Recover.”

All of the sessions will take place in Room 101 of the Walnut Building on Wayne Community College’s main campus at 3000 Wayne Memorial Drive in Goldsboro.  A campus map and driving directions can be found at

All sessions are free but each session must be registered for separately. Registration closes at the end of business on Jan. 16, 2018.

Lunch will be provided for those attending both Jan. 20 sessions.

Certificates of documentation of in-service training credit approved by the N.C. Division of Child Development and Early Education will be available for child care providers.

For more information, contact Sherry Granberry at or (919) 739-6795.

The three training sessions will be provided by Save the Children, the leading independent organization creating lasting change for children in need in the United States and around the world. For more about this organization, go to

The Partnership for Children of Wayne County, Inc. is a non-profit organization designed to provide programs and services for families and children in Wayne County, North Carolina. Learn more at

Wayne Community College is a public, learning-centered institution with an open-door admission policy located in Goldsboro, N.C. As it works to develop a highly skilled and competitive workforce, the college serves 14,000 individuals annually as well as businesses, industry, and community organizations with high quality, affordable, accessible learning opportunities, including more than 70 college credit programs. WCC’s mission is to meet the educational, training, and cultural needs of the communities it serves.

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