Crisis Care Chaplain Training
VBMB Crisis Care Chaplains offer assistance to individuals and to groups that experience trauma.
Our Chaplains may respond to local crises that affect only a few or as a part of Disaster Relief when the crisis affects many. Their objectives are to offer listening ears, a kind presence, and affirming words to aid victims toward a restored sense of control of their lives.
Crisis Care Chaplains are trained with a model that draws from theological and spiritual principles of pastoral care and from several recognized models of crisis intervention:
- Psychological First Aid (PFA)
- National Organization for Victim Assistance (NOVA)
- Critical Incident Stress Management (CISM)
The current model for training will incorporate a program known to us as Operational Stress First Aid (OSFA). There will be some required reading and other work that must be completed by each participant prior to attending the training.
Individuals with prior experience and training in fields of human relations, pastoral care, and/or developmental caregiving are best prepared for this type of ministry opportunity.
| Crisis Care Chaplain Training
||November 7-9, 2013
||Virginia Baptist Resource Center (Richmond, VA)
||$125/person – Includes, meals, materials, Disaster Relief Certification,
T-shirt, and hat (hotel accommodations are an additional expense)
||Opens June 1, 2013 – A completed application packet will be necessary for registration as well as a letter of recommendation from your pastor.
||Jeannette Hildebrand for registration/application packets.
||This training opportunity will reach full capacity quickly.
Please Note: Virginia Baptist Disaster Relief volunteers are unpaid individuals who receive specific training and volunteer their time and efforts to minister to the victims of disaster.
Disaster Relief ministries are supported by gifts to the Baptist General Association of Virginia’s Cooperative Missions budget and the Alma Hunt Offering for Virginia Missions, as well as by individual donations specifically designated for Disaster Relief.
Please contact Dean Miller or Nichole Prillaman with any questions or requests related to our Disaster Relief ministry.