Training to Help Trauma Survivors

The standard model for training for the Texas Crisis Resiliency Team is the NOVA CRT training.  The Texas Crisis Resiliency Team sponsors regular training events in Texas.

The goals of the training are to understand the theory of crisis intervention and to learn the NOVA model for individual and group crisis intervention. The training will be led by NOVA certified trainers.

  •  NOVA’s Twenty-four hour (Three-day) Basic Crisis Response Team (CRT) Training establishes a foundation for crisis and trauma theory along with practical instruction, techniques and exercises in the process of crisis intervention.

NOVA CRT Basic Agenda 24 hours

  •  The Advanced Crisis Response Team training is Twenty-four Hours (3-Day) and equips participants, in concert with similarly trained colleagues, to help groups of affected people to cope with their immediate emotional reactions when a crisis strikes their community, and to plan for longer-term emotional support.

Texas NOVA Training Schedule:

NOVA Basic Course:

 31 August, 1 & 2 September 2016  San Antonio, TX

Location: Wayland Baptist University, 11550 Interstate 35 Frontage Rd, San Antonio, TX 78233

Publicity Flyer: NOVA CRT Invitation Flyer – 2016 San Antonio

Registration Deadline: 19 August

Cost: $350      Members of Texas Baptist (BGCT) Churches $100 (rest is paid by grant from Mary Hill Davis Mission Offering)

Register at:

NOTE: Registration link might have different date. We changed the date and the correct date is 31Aug, 1&2 Sep!

21-23 September 2016 Waxahachie, TX  (NOVA Basic Part 1)

This is part of the annual Texas Baptist Chaplain Training, registration is thru Texas Baptist Chaplaincy Relations at:

10-12 October 2016 Amarillo / Canyon, TX

Location: First Baptist Church Ministry Center, 1620 4th Avenue, Canyon, TX 79015

Deadline for Registration: 30 September 2016

Cost: $350      Members of Texas Baptist (BGCT) Churches $100 (rest is paid by grant from Mary Hill Davis Mission Offering)

Publicity Flyer: NOVA CRT Invitation Flyer – 2016 Canyon, TX

Registration at: Registration for Canyon NOVA Course

NOVA Advanced Course:


NOVA Training for Trainers:

6-10 June 2016  San Antonio, TX

Hosted by the Texas Crisis Resiliency Team and taught by National NOVA Trainer

Register at:

For any organization interested in hosting a training in their location, please contact:

For additional NOVA Training conducted by the National NOVA Office go to the National NOVA website at:


Training Conducted in 2016:

NOVA Basic 24 Hour Course, 1-3 March 2016, Harlingen, TX

Training Conducted in 2015:

NOVA Basic 40 Hour Course, 5-9 Jan 2015, Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska

NOVA Basic 24 Hour Course, 28-30 Jan 2015, Temple, TX

NOVA Basic 40 Hour Course, 16-20 Mar 2015, Osan AFB, Korea

NOVA Basic 24 Hour Course, 22-24 Apr 2015, Texas City, TX

NOVA Basic 24 Hour Course, 22-24 Jun 2015, Abilene, TX

NOVA Basic 24 Hour Course (Part II), 16-18 Sep 2015, Chaplains’ Training Conference, Waxahachie, TX

NOVA Basic 24 Hour Course, 12-14 Oct 2015, Conroe, TX

NOVA Basic 24 Hour Course, Fall 2015, Lake Country Church, 8777 Boat Club Rd, Fort Worth, TX 76179

NOVA Basic 24 Hour Course, Fall 2015, Dallas Baptist University

FEMA Training

Team members are expected to complete the National Incident Management System (NIMS) training required of all disaster responders.  These free on-line courses are valuable in helping disaster responders understand the operational organization and language of disaster response.  All of the online training is intended to be “open book”.  This is accomplished by printing the test questions before taking a course.  All team members are expected to complete the following courses:

Please note that these courses change and sometimes the website location is moved.  Please inform us if you have problems.