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Volunteer Disaster Chaplaincy Training


The Sewanee Inn
United States
Tuesday, November 15, 2016 to Wednesday, November 16, 2016

Join us for this essential training, and serve your community in times of crisis!

The Beecken Center of the School of Theology at the University of the South, in partnership with the National Disaster Interfaiths Network (NDIN), invites clergy and spiritual caregivers of the Episcopal Church and religious leaders of all faiths to take this two-day disaster chaplaincy training. Participants who complete this certification can volunteer as a chaplain in their own diocese or faith community, or with NDIN and its national partners. NDIN can also assist unaffiliated volunteers in finding disaster spiritual care volunteer opportunities in local communities across the United States.

Emergency managers and disaster mental health professionals may also take this course to develop their knowledge of spiritual care best practices during disasters.

This curriculum prepares chaplains and credentialed religious leaders to provide spiritual and emotional care during deployment to disaster sites as well as within their own communities. The course comprises four four-hour sessions offered over two days, covering disaster operations, disaster spiritual care, disaster mental health, and self-care for caregivers.

FEMA’s online IS 100 course on the Incident Command System must be completed prior to this training.

CEUs are available.


Volunteer Disaster Chaplaincy Training, Nov. 15–16
Cost: $395, includes continental breakfast, lunch, afternoon snack, and all training materials. Two CEUs available by request. Lodging not included.

Engaging Faith Communities in Disasters, Nov. 14
Cost: $155, includes continental breakfast, lunch, afternoon snack, and all training materials.

Both trainings, Nov. 14–16
Combined cost: $500