Emotional & Spiritual Care in Disasters - Thomasville, NC

Thursday, August 6, 2020 - Friday, August 7, 2020

8:30 AM-5:00 PM


The registration period has not yet opened for this event. Registration starts 5/5/2020.

Continuing Education
Contact Hours: Hours - 14
CEU: Credits - 1.4


This course will enhance your skills to provide effective emotional and spiritual care (ESC) to meet the disaster-related needs of disaster responders and disaster affected families and individuals within disaster operations. This course builds on the crisis intervention principles taught in the Critical Incident Stress Management (CISM) core courses to effectively integrate these principles within ESC teams for appropriate care throughout the disaster continuum from the immediate to long-term recovery process.

What You Will Learn
  • Articulate the role of the ES caregiver from one's own faith tradition and the elements of ESC provided in a pluralistic disaster environment.
  • Clearly define the role and function of the emotional and spiritual caregiver within the incident command system and disaster relief operation.
  • Identify the physical, psychological, emotional, interpersonal and spiritual impact of disasters
  • Provide emotional and spiritual care to disaster survivors, first responders and relief workers through a multifaceted range of ESC interventions within a multi-phasic continuum of the post trauma/disaster aftermath.
  • Assess one's own suitability to provide ESC within the trauma and disaster context.
  • Identify a personal self-care plan for maintaining one's own emotional, physical and spiritual health during deployment.



Distress Statement

The content of these Crisis Response Training (CRT) workshops and/or presentations may include graphic or disturbing subject matter and maybe emotionally distressing to some participants. Participants are encouraged to leave the training at any point should they find the material excessively distressing. This curriculum is for educational and informational purposes only and should not be considered, or used as a substitute for, professional medical/psychological advice, diagnosis, and treatment.
**The K-LOVE/Air1 Pastoral Care members will be available to participants during the class to discuss any adverse reactions to the presentation, should this occur.


Davidson County Community College
297 DCCC Rd
Thomasville, NC 27360

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Contact Information


CRC Main Office
Phone: 916-251-CARE (2273)



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