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Certificate in Global Leadership in Deaf-Centered Disability Inclusive Disaster Risk Reduction and Emergency Planning
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Summary of Requirements
IDP-775 introduces students to the design, planning, and implementation of community development projects with Deaf, DeafBlind, Hard of Hearing people, signed language communities, and people with disabilities with a focus on disaster and humanitarian contexts. Theoretical frameworks address the nature of social change in societies around the world, the interrelationship between inequitable social conditions and efforts such conditions, and the value of local constituencies’ involvement in shaping change. Students will develop essential skills for designing projects, as well as training in collaborative team-building and facilitation of projects that are sensitive to local communities’ viewpoints, social interests, and leadership in local and international development networks.
This concentration course, taken in the second year, focuses on human behavior and the social environment of deaf and hard of hearing populations. The course looks at the complex interplay of psychosocial, system, and ecological forces in the life cycle development of individuals who experience deafness. The course explores forces of oppression and political and economic influences that impact the behavior, adaptation, and functioning of deaf and hard of hearing people.
The course introduces students to ArcGIS Online, an online Geographic Information System (GIS) application from Esri. With GIS, the student can explore, visualize, and analyze data; create 2D maps and 3D scenes with several layers of data to visualize multiple data sets at once; and share work to an online portal. GIS analytics tools are used in many disciplines and fields of practice including public health, history, sociology, political science, business, biology, international development, and information technology. In the end of the course, students will have the opportunity to take additional training on GIS applications in their specific field of interest.
This course presents specialized content about social welfare policies affecting deaf and hard of hearing people and people with disabilities. These policies are discussed within the framework of analysis and evaluation to determine future directions for policy. The impact of the service delivery, funding, and organizational systems on the implementation of policy will be considered. The course will look at policies for people who are deaf-blind, developmentally disabled, and chronically mentally ill.
1. Describe the relationships between climate change, disasters, and human adaptation and resilience with respect to international research findings and policy recommendations.
2. Identify the needs of deaf, hard of hearing, and deaf-disabled people and communities in disaster planning and relief.
3. Describe the theory, practice, and purpose of Disability Inclusive Disaster Risk Reduction.
4. Demonstrate knowledge of government systems and international treaties and mechanisms governing Disability Inclusive Disaster Risk Reduction and Emergency Planning (e.g. IASC, UN Security Council Resolution on PWD in situations of conflict)
5. Conduct community participatory disaster risk assessment and mitigation planning with deaf, deafblind, hard of hearing people and people with disabilities, their families, and communities.
6. Advocate for development of information and communication materials, mitigation planning and response protocols, disability inclusive policy guidance, and hiring of deaf DRR trainers and specialists with organizations and government entities.
A completed Graduate Admissions Application Form A non-refundable application fee of $75 One letter of recommendation Evidence of a bachelor's degree in a related field as evidenced by submission of an official transcript from an accredited university. A minimum 3.0 grade point average (on a...
FEMA Region III FEMA - Office of Disability Integration & Coordination (ODIC) Global Alliance for Disaster Resource Acceleration (GADRA) World Federation of the Deaf World Institute on Disability (WID)
Check out the program of study for the Global Leadership in Deaf-Centered Disability-Inclusive Disaster Risk Reduction (DiDRR) & Emergency Planning Graduate Certificate below. Summer I [hybrid/online] Fall [online] Spring [face-to-face] Summer II [face-to-face] Required DEP-601 Foundations Course IDP-775 Project Design & Implementation for Social Change...
Deaf-Led Disaster Action On September 24, 2021, we hosted a webinar titled “Deaf-Led Disaster Action,” featuring presentations on Disaster Risk Reduction action by Deaf-led organizations in Japan, Trinidad & Tobago, and Viet Nam to raise awareness about how disasters impact these countries and the strategies...
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