The purpose of this advanced level course is to enhance the skills of clergy, chaplains, mental health professionals, and trained crisis responders 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. This course examines the unique ministry The Salvation Army offers during a disaster event and identifies appropriate spiritual care support techniques for traumatized disaster survivor.
Who Should Take This Course: Targeted participants will be trained clergy, chaplains, mental health professionals, and CISM trained crisis responders who desire to enhance their skills in providing ESC to survivors of disaster and trauma.
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 to
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.