Emotional and Spiritual Care in Disaster Operations
Intro to The Salvation Army Emergency Disaster Services, Incident Command System **NOTE, this is a two-day course, and training will be Saturday February 29 AND Saturday March 7. Not Mar 1. You must attend BOTH Saturday classes to receive credit for this course!**
The purpose of this course is to enhance the skills of clergy, chaplains, mental health professionals, and trained crisis responders to provide effective emotional and spiritual care (ESC) to meet the disaster-related needs of disaster responders and disaster affected families and individuals within disaster operations. This course builds on the crisis intervention principles taught in Spiritual and Psychological First Aid (among other CISM courses) to effectively integrate these principles within ESC teams for appropriate care throughout the disaster continuum from the immediate to long-term recovery process. This course examines the unique ministry The Salvation Army offers during a disaster event and identifies appropriate spiritual care support techniques for traumatized disaster survivor.
Targeted participants will be trained clergy, chaplains, mental health professionals, and CISM trained crisis responders who desire to enhance their skills in providing ESC to survivors of disaster and trauma.
**NOTE, this is a two-day course, and training will be Saturday February 29 AND Saturday March 7. Not Mar 1. You must attend BOTH Saturday classes to receive credit for this course!**
This course is free. Lunch will be provided each day, for a small fee.
For more information please contact:
Pastor Alexis Twito