Spiritual and Emotional Care Team Training

Disaster Response Spiritual and Emotional "Care Team" Trainings

Date: Friday, May 3 and Saturday, May 4

Sponsored by the Susquehanna United Methodist Conference and the United Methodist Committee on Relief

 

Disaster Response "Care Teams" are faith-based, on-going teams with standardized UMCOR training that provide spiritual and emotional care following disasters. Deployed through their conference disaster response, Care Teams provide support, information and referral for a holistic disaster recovery and help disaster survivors connect with their personal, community, spiritual, emotional and basic life resources. United Methodist Care Teams comply with standards set by National Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster.

 

"Basic Care Team" Training

Date: Friday, May 3       

Time: 8:30 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.

Place: Light Street UMC, 1640 Main Street, Bloomsburg, PA 17815

Cost: $25 (covers materials, lunch and snacks)

Lodging: On your own

Other: Lunch and training materials provided.

 

This introductory module qualifies participants to apply for credentialing as members of the Susquehanna Conference disaster response Care Team.  Care Team members will also be asked to complete conference "Safe Sanctuaries" requirements and a designated "Psychological First Aide" course.

 

"Care Team Leader" Training (Pre-requisite: Care Team Basic)

Date: Saturday May 4

Time: 8:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Place: Light Street UMC, 1640 Main Street, Bloomsburg, PA 17815

Cost: (No additional cost)

 

This advanced module for disaster response Care Team Leaders provides tools and skills to lead Care Team members during and after deployment. Basic Care Team training must be completed before attending.

 

For more information or to register contact: Larry Siikanen at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 570-898-8710.

 

Spiritual and Emotional Care Team Supervisor:
Rev. Howard Woodruff
712 Linden Street
Scranton, PA 18510
Phone: 570-342-8263
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