Thursday, August 22, 2019

EMOTIONAL AND SPIRITUAL CARE IN DISASTER OPERATIONS, A CISM 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 to meet the disaster related needs of disaster responders and disaster affected families and individuals within disaster operations by integrating CISM principles, interventions, and practical care. This course builds on the crisis intervention principles taught in the CISM courses: Individual & Peer Support and Group Crisis intervention.

Upon completion of this course the participant will be able to : Articulate the role of the ES caregiver from one's own faith tradition and the elements of ESC provided in a pluralistic disaster environment; Clearly define the role and function of the ES caregiver within the Incident Command System and disaster relief operation; Identify the physical, psychological, emotional, interpersonal and spiritual impact of disasters; Provide emotional and spiritual care to disaster survivors, first responders and relief workers through a multifaceted range of ESC interventions; Assess one's own suitability to provide ESC within the trauma and disaster context; Identify a personal self-care plan for maintaining one's own emotional, physical, and spiritual health during deployment. This is a 13 contact hour, two day course.

PRESENTER

Greg Young has over 20 years of ministry and pastoral experience. He is a trained pastoral psychotherapist and has done extensive training in Critical Incident Stress Management (CISM). He also functions as chaplain and critical incident stress debriefing expert in his local area. Greg is on call with The Salvation Army's crisis intervention team for regional and national disaster zones and is the Field Director for Christian Emergency Network which rallies churches to Be Ready themselves and to minister locally within any crisis
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