This event was rescheduled FROM April 24-25 TO August 7-8. 2020.
Participants will be appropriately social distanced.
Due to circumstances beyond our control, we are now only offering "Emotional and Spiritual Care in Disasters" and have a few seats left. (This is a Critical Incident Stress Management (CISM) course certified by the International Critical Incident Stress Foundation)
Registration Deadline is 4:00 p.m., Thusday, July 2. If interested, or if you have questions--Call Sarah at 1.800.838.2272 x5137 (Monday-Thursday)
Dates: August 7-8, 2020 (Friday/Saturday) - You must attend all hours, both days, to get a certificate
Times: Friday - 9:30am - 6pm (lunch provided); Saturday - 8am to 2:30pm (lunch provided)
Location: Baptist Building, 10 Remington Drive, Little Rock, AR
Cost: $50 for members of ABSC churches, $95 for others (this course is open to any interested person)
Course Descripton: Emotional and Spiritual Care in Disasters - Instructor: Greg Young
(NOTE: For those aiming to become an Arkansas Baptist Disaster Relief Chaplain, this is the CISM course you want to take. For more information on other pre-requisites about DR Chaplaincy, contact Keturah Quimby.) 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. Upon completion of this course the participant will be able to:
- Articulate the role of the ES (Emotional and Spiritual) caregiver from one’s own faith tradition and the elements of ESC (Emotional and Spiritual Care) 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, and
- 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.
Attendees must be present for the entire course to receive a certificate of attendance.
Registration Deadline is 4:00 p.m., Thusday, July 2. If interested, or if you have questions -- Call Sarah at 1.800.838.2272 x5137 (Monday-Thursday)
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