2032 Southside Blvd. Jacksonville, Florida 32216



(904) 386-0206

Disaster Chaplain Training

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The Atlantic Institute, in partnership with NDIN (National Disaster Interfaiths Network), invites chaplains, clergy, religious leaders and spiritual caregivers of all faiths to take this two-day Disaster Chaplaincy training. Participants who complete this certification can volunteer in their own congregation or faith community – or, affiliate with local disaster spiritual care providers or FLVOAD (Florida Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster). Emergency managers and disaster mental health professionals may also take this course to develop their knowledge of disaster spiritual care best practices.


Registration Information:

Each registrant must be endorsed for this training (by the most senior religious leader who has jurisdiction over your ministry and/or by your supervisor, if they currently serve as a chaplain and/or credentialed religious caregiver). Emergency managers and disaster mental health professionals may register using their agency affiliation and supervisor’s endorsement.


Wednesday, January 16th and Thursday, January 17th • 8:15-5:00PM

Atlantic Institute, 2032 Southside Blvd, Jacksonville, FL 32216 - Directions


Tuition: $260 (Paid in Advance)

Pre-requisites, Prior to January 15th, two free online courses: FEMA IS 100.c & FEMA IS 505

Attendance is limited to 40 participants • Register by Friday, January 4, 2019

(Continental breakfast, lunch, afternoon snack, and training materials are included)

For Accomodation options please contact Emma on 904 386 0206 


This course is compliant with NIMS (National Incident Management Systems) and incorporates FEMA Incident Command System (FEMA IS 100.c) training. It also complies with the National VOAD* Points of Consensus for Disaster Spiritual Care. * Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster


The Curriculum Modules:

Religious Literacy & Competency in Crisis Settings

· Tools & Resources for Engaging Faith Communities throughout the Disaster

· Faith Communities as a Cornerstone of Whole Communities

· The Value, Landscape, and Language of Faith Communities in Disasters

· Ten Field Skills for Successful Engagement

· Engaging Faith Communities through the LEADER Process

· Building a Databank of Local Faith Communities


Disaster Chaplaincy - Operations & Spiritual Care: General Principles; Interventions; Sites and Specifics

· Emotional and spiritual phases of the disaster "life cycle"

· Spiritual First Aid: PCAID (Presence, Connect, Assessment, Intervention, Develop Plan of Care) as an intervention

· Disaster human services operations and disaster site operations

· Practice in applying principles of spiritual and emotional care in various disaster scenarios


Disaster Chaplaincy - Mental Health: Introduction; Impact of Disaster; Response and Reaction

· Phases of psychological reaction to disaster and impact on behaviors, thoughts, & feelings

· Psychological First Aid as a basic intervention that does not require professional training

· Indicators that referrals for professional mental health care may be appropriate


Disaster Chaplaincy - Self-Care: The Need and Techniques; Individual and Community Resilience

· The need for caregivers to develop effective self-care practices

· Practices that minimize compassion fatigue ("the cost of caring") and other stresses related to providing care in times of crisis

· Strategies to promote recovery and resiliency, support systems that monitor, nourish and maintain self-care.







 For more information contact or 904 386 0206.