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

 

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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.

Introduction to Disaster Spiritual Care (10 Hours)
8-9 February 2019, Lovington, NM

Location: Lea County Sheriff’s Office 1417 S. Commercial St., Lovington, NM 88260

Cost: Expenses (including lunch) paid by Lea County Sheriff’s Office

This training is open to anyone desiring to assist trauma survivors. The focus group for the training is chaplains with the police and fire department.

Training Flyer: DSC Flyer for Livington

Training Agenda: Disaster Spiritual Care Agenda Lovington

Lovington, NM Registration

Basic Disaster Spiritual Care Training (24 Hours)
24-26 April 2019, San Antonio, TX

Location: San Antonio Emergency Operations Center

Cost: $100 plus training manual

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NOTE: A grant from Baptist Health Foundation will reimburse the registration fee for all those in Bexar and adjacent counties. Contact DanRFranklin@gmail.com for additional information.

San Antonio Registration

DSC Leadership Training

11 June 2019, San Antonio, TX

Location: San Antonio Emergency Operations Center

Cost: $75 plus training manual

Course is for those desiring to lead or organize DSC teams.

Prerequisites: Basic DSC Training, FEMA ICS 100, 200, 700 and 800. Experience in caring for trauma survivors.

THE TRAINING MANUAL IS NOT YET AVAILABLE. It is still being edited.

NOTE: A grant from Baptist Health Foundation will reimburse the registration fee for all those in Bexar and adjacent counties. Contact DanRFranklin@gmail.com for additional information.

Leadership Training Registration

DSC Training of Trainers

12-14 June 2019, San Antonio, TX

Location: San Antonio Emergency Operations Center

Cost: $350

Course is for those who desire to teach the Basic Disaster Spiritual Care training.

Prerequisites: Basic DSC Training, DSC Leadership Training, FEMA ICS 100, 200, 700 and 800. Experience in working with trauma survivors.

NOTE: A grant from Baptist Health Foundation will reimburse the registration fee for all those in Bexar and adjacent counties. Contact DanRFranklin@gmail.com for additional information.

Training of Trainers Registration

Other Plans for 2019

Fall 2019 On-Line Basic DSC Course through BH Carroll Theological Institute

Fall 2019 (exact date TBD): DSC Course (24 Hour) in Spanish. NOTE: The training manual is being translated into Spanish and will be available early 2019.

Training Conducted in 2018

9-10 Nov 2018 – DSC Introduction (10 hours) Kingsville, TX

18-20 Oct 2018 – DSC (24 hours) Tyler, TX

27 Sep – 21 Nov 2018 – DSC (on-line) BH Carroll Theological Institute

18-20 Sep 2018 – DSC (Part B 8 hours) and DSC Leadership (8 hours) Galveston, TX

5-7 June 2018 – DSC (24 Hours) Abilene, TX

28 Feb – 2 Mar 2018 – DSC (24 Hours) Harlingen, TX

15-17 Feb 2018 – DSC (24 Hours) Grand Prairie, TX

Jan 2018 – DSC (24 Hours) San Antonio, 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