Crisis Response Team Training

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:

5-9 January 2015 40 Hour Basic Course

Location: Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska

For members of Air Force Sexual Assault Prevention and Response Team and Chaplains

Agenda: 40 Hour Agenda Alaska Jan 2015

28-30 January 2015  24 Hour Basic Course

Location: Scott & White Memorial Hospital, Temple, TX

For employees of Scott & White Healthcare (EMS, Trauma Services, Emergency Department, Social Workers and Chaplains)

16-20 March 2015 40 Hour Basic Course

Location: Osan AFB Korea

For members of Air Force Sexual Assault Prevention and Responsee Team and Chaplains

23-25 April 2015 24 Hour Basic Course

Location: First Baptist Church, Texas City, TX

Open to anyone desiring to help with the emotional and spiritual needs of victims of trauma.

Cost:  $100 for members of Texas Baptist (BGCT) churches, $350 for all others.

Publicity Flyer: NOVA CRT Invitation Flyer – 2015 Texas City

In planning stage, registration link coming soon.

22-24 June 2015  24 Hour Basic Course

Location: Hendrick Medical Center, 1900 Pine St., Abilene, TX 79601

In planning stage. Will be open to others in addition to employees of Hendrix Medical Center.

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 2014:

NOVA Basic 24 Hour Couse  25-27 Mar 2014  Harlingen, TX

NOVA Basic 24 Hour Course 2-4 Jun 2014  Dallas, TX

NOVA Advanced Course 11-13 Jun 2014 Dallas , TX (sponsored by Texas Crisis Resiliency Team, but conducted by NOVA)

NOVA Training of Trainers 21-25 Jul 2014 Dallas, TX (sponsored by Texas Crisis Resiliency Team, but conducted by NOVA)

NOVA Basic 40 Hour Course  22, 25-28 August 2014 Yokota Air Force Base, Japan

NOVA Basic 24 Hour Couse, 6-8 Oct 2014, San Antonio, TX

NOVA Basic 24 Hour Course, 6-8 Nov 2014, Merkel, TX

NOVA Basic 40 Hour Course, 1-5 Dec 2014, Kadena Air Force Base, Okinawa

NOVA Basic 40 Hour Course, 8-12 Dec 2014, Joint Base Pearl Harbor – Hickam, Hawaii


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.