VonOstir Innovation Services, L.L.C., offers consulting services from the expertise of our Chief Executive Officer. Our expert guidance covers two distinct areas: mental and behavioral health case assessments and emergency management.
Mr. Oster, a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and a Member of the Academy of Certified Social Workers, provides consultation services for various individuals and professions. These areas include Autism Spectrum Disorder and neurodivergence, Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities, LGBTQIA+ issues, family, spiritual, and community trauma, school-based challenges, and program development and evaluation. Our office offers consultations over the phone, virtually, or in person. If you are looking for mental health case consultation services, please get in touch with us.
At the core of innovation, VonOstir Innovation Services, L.L.C. believes in transforming not only individuals and families but also groups, organizations, & businesses.
Our C.E.O. saw a lack of companies that specialized in offering client-focused solutions for disaster preparedness, response, and recovery. At the same time, many other businesses and non-profits provided services related to start-ups, development, and such. With 15 years of experience as a social worker across various non-profits and businesses, Mr. Oster has established a unique consulting and service delivery model tailored to the needs of each one he works with.
Our Chief Executive Officer, Kurt W. Oster, graduated from Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey, with a Bachelor of Arts in Urban Studies in 2006 and his Non-Profit Leadership and Voluntary Action certification. As a consultant to non-profits and businesses, Mr. Oster has seen firsthand the difficulties accompanying disasters or incidents. Drawing from his background as a non-profit leader, social worker, educator, and life coach, he applies their knowledge to each project as consultants with their client’s needs always at the forefront. To learn more about our C.E.O., please visit his page linked below.
To find out more about Mr. Oster, please visit his page below.
The evidence-based practice and research in disaster and emergency management, preparedness, response, and recovery suggest that a disaster plan is an agreement between multiple participants and stakeholders that outlines the tasks, responsibilities, and procedures to address different incidents (Alexander, 2015). We know that having a plan before a disaster can help organizations quickly recover afterward. Hence, our consultants assist our clients in developing, executing, examining, and running drills of the disaster plan if needed.
Alexander, D. (2015). Disaster and Emergency Planning for Preparedness, Response, and Recovery. Natural Hazard Science. Retrieved from https://doi.org/10.1093/acrefore/9780199389407.013.12
Our organization employs an all-hazards & whole community approach to long-term recovery when helping businesses and organizations.
Our goal as a consulting business is straightforward: providing the industry and expert knowledge, instruction, consulting, and innovation necessary to help individuals, businesses, organizations, families, and communities plan for emergencies or crises, mitigate their effects, respond to them when they arise; and recover from them quickly. Our consultants collaborate with people at the international, tribal, federal, state, and local levels. We offer highly tailored services based on each client's specific requirements; these can include managing volunteers, generating resources, conducting risk assessments and hazard analyses, analyzing strengths and weaknesses as well as opportunities and threats (S.W.O.T.), creating disaster/emergency plans and running exercises related to them, developing continuity of operations strategies, planning crisis communications, and carrying out project management tasks. In addition, we provide psychological first-aid support in terms of mental health assistance and behavior consulting services. Also, we are available to provide education and training that meets your business or organization's needs. Finally, our team also extends humanitarian help worldwide for various causes.
We pride ourselves in being a global company, assisting all communities with preparedness, response, and recovery. To be role models in our industry, our leadership team works to maintain professional certifications and continue their education each year. We provide over 1,000 hours of volunteer and direct client work yearly.
1. Business, Organization, and Community Readiness Consulting, including;
(a) Volunteer Management;
(b) Resources Development;
(c) Disaster Readiness Assessment;
(d) Threat and Hazard Analysis;
(e) Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities, & Threats (S.W.O.T.) Analysis;
(f) Disaster & Emergency Planning, including Exercise
(g) Continuity of Operations Planning;
(h) Crisis Communication Planning; &
(i) Project Management.
2. Psychological, Mental, & Behavioral Health First Aid Consulting plan development & implementation;
3. Disaster Case Management;
4. Education & Training, including personalized Training & exercises based on your company/organization's unique needs.
5. Humanitarian Support for global issues & causes.
Our Training has been honed to include volunteer and resources management; faith-based organizations; disabilities, children, families, and seniors; Continuity of Operations; Community Recovery; and Emergency Support Functions (ESF).
# 6- Mass Care, Emergency Assistance, Housing, & Human Services.
#8 – Public Health & Medical Services.
#11 – Agriculture & Natural Resources.
#14 – Long-Term Community Recovery.
As a company, our commitment to provide exceptional services is reflected in everything we do. We are proud to be an American Red Cross Ready Rating Member.
Our staff currently holds their American Red Cross AED, CPR, and First Aid Certifications.
Advanced Disaster Information Specialist,
Level II Designation
Our Team holds certification in the following area(s):
Certification of Professional Development Series (C.P.D.S.) in Emergency Management
Professional Continuity Practitioner, Level I
Basic Instructor Certification