This two-day course endeavors to build helping skills and a better understanding of the unique role of the crisis responder and trains participants in the fundamental principles of Spiritual and Psychological First Aid (SPFA). Care provided in SPFA may be defined as practical, compassionate, supportive presence designed to mitigate acute distress, assess needs, provide essential supportive care, and link with other support systems as needed for ongoing spiritual,
emotional, and mental health care.
Who Should Take This Course: This course is designed for anyone who wants to enhance their skills in providing SPFA to survivors of loss, disaster, emergency, trauma, and crisis setting. This course is especially helpful for individuals who serve as emotional and spiritual care givers on a disaster operation.
Prerequisites: Participants MUST be current (un-expired) with their EDS Credentials and have submitted their application to become a Certified Emergency Response Chaplain in-order to register for this course.
To register and submit your application to the Certified Emergency Response Chaplaincy Program go The Salvation Army - Central
Territory ESC Chaplain webpage below at:
This course is one of fourteen pre-requisite courses required to become a Type 2 and Type 3 Certified Emergency Response Chaplain.