The Operations Module includes:
• PCAID (Presence, Connect, Assessment, Intervention, Develop Plan of Care) technique for interventions
• Practice in providing spiritual and emotional care in various disaster scenarios
The Mental Health Module focuses on:
• Phases of psychological reaction to disaster and their impact on behaviors, thoughts, and feelings
• Psychological First Aid as a simple, appropriate intervention which anyone can offer
• Indicators that referrals for professional mental health care may be appropriate
The Self-Care Module explores:
• The need for care providers to develop effective self-care practices
• Practices that minimize compassion fatigue (“the cost of caring”) and other stresses related to providing care in times of crisis
• Strategies to promote recovery and resiliency, especially through support systems that monitor, nourish and maintain self-care for individuals and communities
• Endorsement, in writing, by 1) the senior religious leader in your house of worship or religious institution OR 2) your employer/senior-level supervisor.
• Completion of FEMA’s on-line IS 100 course on the Incident Command System (available on-line at FEMA IS 100).
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.