DISASTER CHAPLAIN PRINCIPLES TRAINING (8Hours)
This curriculum provides an overview of spiritual and emotional care best practices for spiritual care providers, mental health practitioners and emergency managers. The course is an orientation on the roles and responsibilities of spiritual care providers during disasters and public health emergencies. The course is comprised of three modules, covering disaster operations, disaster spiritual care principles, and deployment sites. (FEMA's on-line IS 100 course on the Incident Command System is recommended to be completed prior to this training.)
Operations & Spiritual Care: General Principles; Interventions; Sites and Specifics
- Emotional and spiritual phases of the disaster "life cycle"
- Spiritual First Aid: PCAID (Presence, Connect, Assessment, Intervention, Develop Plan of Care) as an intervention appropriate in any phase of a disaster
- Disaster human services operations and disaster site operations
- Practice in applying principles of spiritual and emotional care in various disaster scenarios
1) Written endorsement by the most senior religious body/judicatory official to whom you report. And, be a credentialed faith leader and/or currently serve in a spiritual care provider in a house of worship. Or, work as a chaplain, or a licensed pastoral counselor.
2) We recommend completion of the on-line FEMA IS 100 course on the Incident Command System.
This curriculum is compliant with NIMS (National Incident Management
Systems) and incorporates FEMA Incident Command System 100 training and also complies with the National VOAD* Points of
Consensus for Disaster Spiritual Care.
*Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster