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Emotional and Spiritual Care in Disaster Operations
Prerequisite(s): 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!**

Course Description
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.

Primary Audience
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
414-736-7843// alexis.twito@usc.salvationarmy.org

02/29/2020 - 03/01/2020
08:30 am - 04:30 pm

Racine Corps Community Center
1901 Washington Avenue
Racine, WI 53403

Introduction to The Salvation Army Emergency Disaster Services
The gateway course to The Salvation Army’s disaster training program, Introduction to The Salvation Army Emergency Disaster Services is required for all disaster workers. The course offers an overview of The Salvation Army's mission, the services it provides during a disaster, and prepares participants for their first disaster assignment, describing everything from packing to travel to self-care.

For more information please contact:
Pastor Alexis Twito
414-736-7843/ alexis.twito@usc.salvationarmy.org

Safe From Harm
Safe From Harm (SFH) is a comprehensive program, complete with model guidelines, designed to assist The Salvation Army's corps and social service institutions in their efforts to protect children and vulnerable adults from abuse.

For more information please contact:
Pastor Alexis Twito
alexis.twito@usc.salvationarmy.org/ 414-736-7843

ServSafe® Food Handler (6th Edition)
This course introduces participants to the basics of safe food handling. The course explains how food can become unsafe through time-temperature abuse, cross contamination, improper cleaning and sanitizing and emphasizes the importance good personal hygiene plays in limiting the spread of dangerous pathogens.

For more information please contact:
Capt. Jessica Turner
(920) 497-7053/ jessica.turner@usc.salvationarmy.org

Disaster Food Service & Canteen Operations
Prerequisite(s): Introduction to The Salvation Army Emergency Disaster Services, ServSafe® Handler (5th Edition) During a disaster, the first gesture of comfort The Salvation Army offers is often a cold drink and a hot meal from one of its mobile feeding units. The Disaster Food Service and Canteen Operations course is designed as the starting point of any disaster worker who wishes to be part of disaster food service operations. Participants will learn about the different types of Salvation Army food service equipment, the essentials of building a food service team, canteen operations and maintenance, and the basics of menu planning.

For more information please contact:
Capt. Jessica Turner
(920) 497-7053 / jessica.turner@usc.salvationarmy.org

Spiritual and Psychological First Aid
This two-day course (Fri & Sat Mar 20-21) endeavors to build helping skills and a better understanding of the unique role of the crisis responder, and trains participants in the fundamental principles of spiritual and psychological first aid (SPFA). Care provided in SPFA may be defined as practical, compassionate, supportive presence designed to mitigate acute distress, assess needs, provide essential supportive care, and link with other support systems as needed for ongoing spiritual, emotional, and mental health care. This course is designed for anyone who wants to enhance their skills in providing SPFA to survivors of loss, disaster, emergency, trauma, and crisis setting, especially as Emergency Crisis Chaplains. Participants must be present for both days to get the certificate and complete the course.

For more information please contact:
Pastor Alexis Twito
414-736-7843// alexis.twito@usc.salvationarmy.org

Disaster Food Service & Canteen Operations
Prerequisite(s): Introduction to The Salvation Army Emergency Disaster Services, ServSafe® Handler (5th Edition)

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