Trainings, Workshops & Seminars:

Our instructors have developed exceptional educational resources and provide training in all-hazards mitigation, preparedness, response, and recovery to religious leaders, houses of worship, and faith-based agencies as well as offering NGO and government agencies on how to best partner with and conduct outreach in faith-based communities.

The Roles of Religious Leaders in Disasters: In times of crisis, an estimated 60% of Americans turn first to their religious leader for advice and direction*; in low-income and immigrant communities, this percentage has been found to be even higher.
*2001 Ripple Effect,” American Red Cross
COURSES
All courses may be customized for your organization, at your location or at NDIN headquarters in NYC.

EMOTIONAL AND SPIRITUAL CARE TRAININGS provides training for disaster chaplains and spiritual care workers who are willing to volunteer as spiritual care givers during crises, at disaster sites, mass care facilities, and other locations.

• COMBO DISASTER CHAPLAIN & RELIGIOUS LIT/COMP TRAINING (3 Days)

  • The Beecken Center/School of Theology: Sewanee, TN • June 6-8  (CLOSED) 
  • Atlanta ELCA Synod & Episcopal Diocese: (Atlanta) Riverdale, GA • July 18-20 (CLOSED) 
  • The Beecken Center/School of Theology: Sewanee, TN • August 7-9 (Register now)
  • The Beecken Center/School of Theology: Sewanee, TN • November 7-9 (Opens in August)

• DISASTER CHAPLAIN CERTIFICATION TRAINING (2 Days)

  • Edward's House UCC Retreat Center: Framingham, MA • May 10-11 (CLOSED) 
  • New York Disaster Interfaith Services: NY, NY • November 28-29, (Register Now)
  • Fairfax County, VA • December 4-5 (Invite Only)

• Spiritual Care Worker Training ( Learn more... ) 

  • Hartford Seminary • January 10 • (CLOSED) 

• Training for Trainers ( Learn more... ) 

ENGAGING FAITH COMMUNITIES IN DISASTER: INCREASING RELIGIOUS LITERACY & COMPETENCY IN CRISIS SETTINGS TRAINING provides an overview of why and how to engage and work with faith communities during crises, disasters and public health emergencies. The modules demonstrate how diverse religious and cultural practice increases partner capabilities and builds whole community resilience. The course offers tools (tip sheets & a field guide set) and foundational skills to competently engage religious leaders and congregations in the field.

• RELIGIOUS LITERACY & COMPETENCY TRAINING 

  • National VOAD Conference: Houston, TX • May 17 (CLOSED) 
  • Atlanta/Riverdale, GA • July 18 (CLOSED) 
  • Philadelphia, PA • November • (Invite Only)
EMERGENCY REST CENTER (ERC) TRAINING equips houses of worship to self-activate in times of crisis to offer hospitality and safe haven to the public.
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PREPAREDNESS TRAINING FOR FAITH COMMUNITIES covers all-hazards readiness, response and recovery, including both practical assistance and spiritual care; specifically tailored to houses of worship.
DISASTER TIP SHEETS FOR RELIGIOUS LEADERS explores disaster resilience in a one-day training “Managing in Chaos: Serving in Disaster” based on 16 all-hazards tip sheets for religious leaders.
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TRAUMA AWARENESS & RESILIENCE offers a series of experiential trainings based on STAR NYC (Strategies for Trauma Awareness and Resilience) trainings and seminars. Seminars focus on the impact of trauma and its role in cycles of victimhood and violence in the aftermath of a disaster.
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OTHER OFFERINGS

TRAUMA AWARENESS & RESILIENCE offers a series of experiential trainings based on STAR NYC (Strategies for Trauma Awareness and Resilience) trainings and seminars. Seminars focus on the impact of trauma and its role in cycles of victimhood and violence in the aftermath of a disaster.
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PREPAREDNESS PLANNING TECHNICAL SUPPORT helps houses of worship develop written emergency plans, organize operational disaster response teams, and create community disaster response networks.
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PANDEMIC INFLUENZA PLANNING GUIDE helps houses of worship prepare for the potentially massive impact of a world-wide public health disaster. Using a template for NYC houses of worship and the NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, it raises significant questions to start asking now and lays out practical steps for short-term and long-term preparations. Trainings related to this guide are available. 
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