DISASTER & EMOTIONAL SPIRITUAL CARE
Disasters are an ever-present concern in Oklahoma. In response to 2013’s storms, the Oklahoma Conference of Churches recognized the vital role of faith communities in addressing the disaster-related emotional and spiritual needs of our state and launched a disaster-related Emotional and Spiritual Care Ministry.
Disaster Spiritual Care Providers offer emotional and spiritual care and support from a faith-based perspective to disaster-affected populations and responders. We come from diverse cultural and spiritual backgrounds to provide sensitive, appropriate care, nurturing and encouraging the spiritual as a source of strength in difficult times. All of OCC’s training is in compliance with National VOAD’s Disaster Spiritual Care Points of Consensus and Guidelines.
Training Calendar & Open Registrations
TO REGISTER FOR ANY OF THESE TRAININGS, SIMPLY CLICK ON THE UNDERLINED INFORMATION AND YOU WILL BE DIRECTED TO THE REGISTRATION PAGE.
DISASTER SPIRITUAL CARE GENERAL INFORMATION:
Local Disaster Spiritual Care Responder
Local Spiritual Care Responders are trained and prepared to respond to disasters in their local areas. This training is open to clergy and non-clergy, although only clergy qualify for credentialing at this level.
**This training is required for ALL additional courses and Provider categories**
Local Spiritual Care Responder Training:
Deployed Disaster Spiritual Care Responder Trainings
These trainings are for clergy and non-clergy seeking credentialing as “Deployed Spiritual Care Responders” who are trained and prepared to respond to disasters outside of their local areas. The Local Spiritual Care Responder training is a prerequisite for trainings in this category.
Intermediate Spiritual Care Responder Training:
QPR (Question, Persuade, Refer) Suicide Intervention:
Religious and Cultural Competency:
(PFA) Psychological First Aid:
Team Leader Trainings
Team Leaders are trained and prepared to coordinate and direct teams of trained responders. Local Spiritual Care Responder and the Deployed Spiritual Care Responder trainings are pre-requisites for this category.
Click here for more information about credentialing requirements
Team Leader Training:
Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASIST) 1 & 2:
These courses are provided by the Oklahoma Army National Guard – Space is limited.
To register, please contact:
Rodney Collier MSG, OKARNGResilience, Risk Reduction and Suicide Prevent (R3SP)
COMM: 405-558-5355 | DSN: 628-5355 | BB: 405-248-8209 | Per Cell 405-213-9873
Rev. Mary Hughes Gaudreau
Director of Emotional and Spiritual Care
Oklahoma Conference of Churches