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Emotional and Spiritual Care in Disaster Operations

This training supports the role(s) of:  Care Officer and Share Officer

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.

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