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Training in Risk and Crisis Communication (TRACC)


Training in Risk and Crisis Communication (TRACC)

Date: 
Saturday, June 20, 2015
Time: 
9:00am - 5:30pm
Location: 

National Consortium for the Study of Terrorism and Responses to Terrorism (START)
8400 Baltimore Ave, Suite 250
College Park, MD  20740

For directions please see: http://www.start.umd.edu/about/directions 

TRACC, a social science-based curriculum funded by the Department of Homeland Security S&T Resilient Systems Division, covers risk communication during the entire life-cycle of a crisis including preparation, response, and recovery. The program aims to improve community resilience (ability to better recover from disasters) through effective practitioner training.

TRACC is a 1.5 day interactive, in-person training event accredited by the Federal Emergency Management Agency. States, territories and urban area representatives may participate in listed trainings courses using Homeland Security Grant Program funds. See the State and Federal Sponsored Course Catalog (Course number: DHS-125-RESP).

After completing the training, participants will be able to conduct audience analysis, analyze and engage audiences online, and leverage new and traditional media in a crisis. Participants will have the opportunity to practice crisis communication by participating in a multi-party simulated crisis scenario that emulates the complexity, pressure, and confusion of a real crisis.

Registration for the training is now closed. For more information on how to register for the July TRACC training, please see the event page.