The NOVA Crisis Response Team training provides caregivers with techniques to deliver critical education and emotional first aid to victims, survivors and community members in the event of a mass-casualty or natural disaster. Topics covered include: Trauma related crisis reactions; coordinating a community response team; crisis intervention for individuals and groups; death, loss and grief; spiritual dimensions; stress of caregivers and special issues of age faced by children and the elderly.
During this 1.5 unit weekend intensive, students will be trained alongside students in the 3 unit Ministry in Times of Disaster course (PSRS 2300), and will locate the role of religious leadership during the life cycle of a disaster.
1) Orientation Zoom call for the whole class, February 7th, 5:30-7:00PM Pacific Time.
2) Asynchronous on-line work
3) Weekend Intensive at SKSM: March 29-31, 2019
Friday: 10am – 6pm;
Saturday: 9am – 5pm
Sunday: 9am – 5pm.
Evaluation will be based on familiarity with assigned reading, class participation, role play scenarios and brief reflection paper.
Relates to SKSM Thresholds 2 & 5 and MFC Competency 2
Class is open to students on any degree track. A limited number of community auditors may register with faculty permission.
Prerequisite: Educating to Counter Oppressions (ECO Core Intensive) or equivalent with faculty permission.