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:

2-4 June 2014  24 Hour Basic Course     
Location:        Texas Baptist Building, 333 North Washington, Dallas, TX  75246

Cost:  $300.   (For members of Texas Baptist Churches, the cost is $100)

Register at:

Publicity Flyer:  NOVA CRT Invitation Flyer – 2014 Dallas

22, 25-28 August 2014 40 Hour Basic Course

Location: Yokota Air Force Base, Japan

For Air Force Chaplains and Social Workers in Japan

6-8 October 2014  24 Hour Basic Course

Location: San Antonio Emergency Operation Center, 8130 Inner Circle Dr., San Antonio, TX  78235

Plans still being made.  Registration link coming soon.

NOVA Advanced Course and Training of Trainers (Hosted by Texas Baptist Chaplaincy and Texas Crisis Resiliency Team)

11-13 June 2014  NOVA Advanced Crisis Response Team Training

     Location:        Texas Baptist Building, 333 North Washington, Dallas, TX  75246

Registration and more information is at:

21-25 July 2014  NOVA Training of Trainers

     Location:        Texas Baptist Building, 333 North Washington, Dallas, TX  75246

Registration and more information is at:


For NOVA Training outside of Texas go to the National NOVA website at:

Training conducted in 2013:

NOVA Basic 24 Hour Course  12-14 Jun   Dallas, TX

NOVA Basic 24 Hour Course  22-24 Jul  San Benito, TX

NOVA Basic Course  Fall Semester 2013  Dallas Baptist University

NOVA Basic 24 Hour Course  2-4 Oct  Belton, TX

NOVA Basic 24 Hour Course  5-7 Nov Abilene, TX

NOVA Basic 24 Hour Course  2-4 Dec Region 4 Education Service Center, Houston, TX

Training conducted in 2014:

NOVA Basic 24 Hour Couse  25-27 March  Harlingen, TX

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.