Disaster Spiritual Care Training: A Ministry of Encouragement

This is a Faith Based Disaster Response plan that will provide spiritual support to survivors of trauma and disasters. This 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

Crisis Resiliency Team (TCRT)
6531 FM 78, Ste 110 #480
San Antonio, TX 78244

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.

Purchase Disaster Spiritual Care Training Manual

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Purchase Disaster Spiritual Care Leadership: A Training Manual for Leaders of Disaster Spiritual Care Teams

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Purchase Disaster Spiritual Care Leadership: A Training Manual for Leaders of Disaster Spiritual Care Teams

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Upcoming Training

DSC Monthly Training – Lesson Learned from COVID-19 Response and Tornado Response

2 June 2020 (Tuesday) 7 PM to 9 PM via Zoom Conference

Two of our TCRT team members deployed with other organizations and provided Emotional and Spiritual Support in these responses. Focus will be on how to integrate with other disaster response teams, what went well and what could have been done better.

Register by 27 May and you will then be sent a link to the Zoom conference.

Cost is $10 and will be used to pay an honorarium to the instructor. Any left over money will go to cover other expenses of the TCRT.

Register for Monthly TCRT Training

Disaster Spiritual Care

22-26 June 2020 ON LINE VIA ZOOM CONFERENCE

Time from 8 AM to 12 AM CST

Cost $100 per person

Training Agenda: Disaster Spiritual Care Agenda 22-26 June 2020

Remember to also purchase the Disaster Spiritual Care manual ($30).

Deadline for registration: 15 Jun 2020

Flyer for training: DSC Via Zoom Conference

Registration for DSC Zoom Training

Disaster Spiritual Care Leadership Course

18 and 25 July 2020 ON LINE VIA ZOOM CONFERENCE

Time from 8 AM to 12 AM CST

Cost $75 per person

Remember to also purchase the Disaster Spiritual Care Leadership manual.

Deadline for registration: 10 July 2020

Flyer for training: DSC Leadership Flyer for On-Line Training

Registration for DSC Leadership

DSC Training of Trainers

17-21 August 2020 VIA ZOOM Conference

Deadline for Registration: 10 August 2020

Cost $350 per person

Flyer for training: DSC T of T Via Zoom Flyer

Registration for Training of Trainers

DSC (Part 2) and DSC Leadership Training

20-23 September San Antonio, TX

This training is for any chaplain endorsed by Baptist Chaplaincy Relations (BGAV / BGCT). It is part of the Annual Chaplaincy Training.

Others in addition to endorsed chaplains may attend this training.

Information and Registration for San Antonio Training

DSC On-Line Training

Oct – 27 Nov 2020

Done in cooperation with B.H. Carroll Theological Institute.

Cost: $200

NOTE: Registration link is not currently active. Details not yet available.

Future Plans

Training Conducted in 2019 and 2020

26 Jul – 1 Aug 2020 – DSC Virginia CANCELLED BECAUSE OF COVID-19

21-27 Jun 2020 – DSC Virginia CANCELLED BECAUSE OF COVID-19

15-16 May 2020 – DSC Virginia CANCELLED BECAUSE OF COVID-19

19-22 Apr 2020 – DSC Virginia CANCELLED BECAUSE OF COVID-19

7 Apr 2020 – DSC Leadership San Antonio CANCELLED BECAUSE OF COVID-19

3 Oct – 27 Nov 2019 – DSC (on-line) BH Carroll Theological Institute

18-19 Oct 2019 – DSC (2 Days) Fredericksburg, VA

17-20 Sep 2019 – DSC Part 1 (16 hours) Dallas, TX

16-17 Aug 2019 – DSC (10 hours) San Antonio, TX

16-17 de agusto de 2019 – Atención espiritual en desastres San Antonio, TX

12-14 Jun 2019 – DSC Training of Trainers San Antonio, TX

11 Jun 2019 – DSC Leadership Training San Antonio, TX

24-26 Apr 2019 – DSC (24 hours) San Antonio, TX

9-12 Apr 2019 – DSC Richmond, VA (BGAV Chaplaincy Training)

8-9 Feb 2019 – DSC Introduction (10 hours) Lovington, NM

 

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