Training to Help Trauma Survivors

This is a Faith Based Disaster Response plan that will provide spiritual support to survivors of trauma and disasters. This is designed to meet needs of the Texas VOAD and the training is consistent with the guidelines established by the National VOAD Emotional and Spiritual Care Committee.

To host a training or if you have questions about the training contact:

Dan Franklin
DanRFranklin@gmail.com
+1 (210) 842-8221

Texas Crisis Resiliency Team
6531 FM 78, Ste 110 #480
San Antonio, TX 78244

Disaster Spiritual Care Training

This is an Agenda proposed for the Disaster Spiritual Care (DSC) Training: disaster-spiritual-care-agenda

Would you like to host a DSC training in your area?  If so contact Dan Franklin at DanRFranklin@gmail.com or at +1 (210) 842-8221

 

Purchase Disaster Spiritual Care Training Manual

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Upcoming Training

Please try to register with the on-line registration when there is a registration link, but if you have any problem e-mail me at DanRFranklin@gmail.com and let me know which course you plan to attend.

Basic Disaster Spiritual Care Training
Fall Semester 2017, Dallas Baptist University

This is for M.A. students of the Chaplaincy Program at DBU. Registration is thru DBU University. Instructor for the course is Dr. Bobby Smith.

Basic Disaster Spiritual Care Training (24 Hours)
11, 18, 25 Jan 2018 San Antonio, TX

Location: First Baptist Church,  515 McCullough Ave, San Antonio, TX 78215

Information Flyer: San Antonio DSC Training Flyer

This is planned to be video-taped for possible on-line course development.

Remember to purchase your DSC Training Manual.

11, 18, 25 Jan 2018

Basic Disaster Spiritual Care Training (24 Hours)
15-17 Feb 2018 Arlington, TX

Location: The Salvation Army EDS Facility, 2900 Avenue E East, Arlington, TX 76011

Publicity Flyer: Arlington DSC Information Flyer

Remember to purchase your DSC Training Manual.

15-17 February

Basic Disaster Spiritual Care Training (24 Hours)
28 Feb – 2 Mar 2018 Harlingen, TX

Location: Valley Baptist Medical Center, 2101 Pease St, Harlingen, TX

Information Flyer: Harlingen DSC Training Flyer

Remember to purchase your DSC Training Manual.

28 Feb – 2 Mar 2018

Basic Disaster Spiritual Care Training (24 Hours)
15-17 Mar 2018 Devine, TX

Location: First Baptist Church, 308 W Hondo Ave, Devine, TX 78016

Information Flyer: DSC Flyer for Devine

Remember to purchase your DSC Training Manual.

15-17 Mar 2018

Basic Disaster Spiritual Care Training (24 Hours)
On Line Course – 12 Mar through 11 May 2018

This course is currently being developed for on-line. It will include video presentations and on-line forums. This is being done in cooperation with B.H. Carroll Theological Institute. In 2018 it will be for non-seminary credit, but the intent is to offer it for seminary credit in 2019.

Deadline for registration: 1 Mar 2018.

Information Flyer: On Line DSC Training Flyer

Please contact me at DanRFranklin@gmail.com for more details.

Remember to purchase your DSC Training Manual.

Basic Disaster Spiritual Care Training (Part 1)
24-27 April 2018  Williamsburg, VA

For: Baptist General Association of Virginia (BGAV) and Texas Baptists (BGCT) Chaplains’ Training Event

Still in planning stage. Registration information coming soon.

Remember to purchase your DSC Training Manual.

12 Mar – 11 May 2018

Training Conducted in 2017

10-11 Nov 2017 – DSC (12 Hours) Tyler, TX for Crisis Response Ministry Organization.

9 Nov 2017 – DSC Introduction (7 Hours) AMEDD Center and School, Fort Sam Houston (CPE Students)

20-22 Sep 2017 – DSC Training (Part 1) Texas Baptist Chaplain’s Conference

1, 2 Sep 2017 – DSC Emergency Training (3 hours) San Antonio, TX

8-10 Aug 2017 – DSC Training of Trainers at San Antonio

7-9 Jun 2017 – DSC Training (24 hours) at San Antonio, TX

8-10 May 2017 – DSC Training of Trainers at Dallas, TX

16 Mar 2017 – DSC Introduction (7 hours) at San Angelo, TX

24 Jan 2017 – DSC Introduction (5 hours) at Alpine, 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 required to take the FEMA IS-100 course and encouraged to take the 200, 300, 700 and 800 courses. Spiritual Care Team Leaders are expected to take the 100, 200, 300, 400, 700 and 800 courses.

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

Team Leaders are required to take the FEMA ICS 300 Course and encouraged to take the FEMA ICS 400 Course. These are 3 day resident courses. There is no cost to attend. Taking these courses is also an expectation of the National VOAD standards for Emotional and Spiritual Care for leaders of Spiritual Care Teams. These courses are required for emergency personnel such as fire and police officers and other emergency managers. Taking these courses will help the Spiritual Care Team Leaders to better understand the workings of Emergency Coordinators during disasters. For the schedule and to sign up for these courses go to: https://www.preparingtexas.org/Schedule.aspx