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Want to become a Crisis Care Chaplain?

Disaster survivors are shaken to their core, and our Crisis Care Team provides support to survivors through conversation, care, and concern. We need your help!

There are two opportunities coming up in the next few weeks to join the Virginia Baptist Disaster Response Crisis Care Team:

Contact our office for more information on upcoming events.

What does the Crisis Care Team do?

The Virginia Baptist Disaster Response Crisis Care Team provides support to survivors through conversation, care, and concern. Through this 12-hour training over two days, volunteers will gain the skills necessary for callout with the Crisis Care Team.

The cost of training provides a Friday evening and all-day Saturday training schedule, including dinner on Friday, lunch and snacks on Saturday, all necessary supplies, and a copy of the Crisis Care Manual. The cost of training also includes hat, shirt, and disaster response credentials.

Sessions include:

  • Encouragement Thru Listening
  • Loss and Grief
  • Traumatic Stress
  • Psychological First Aid
  • Religious Competence
  • Cultural Competence
  • Age Appropriate Response
  • Care for the Caregiver

FEMA ICS 100.b and ICS 700.a are required before attending this course. These free courses are available online at the FEMA Emergency Management Institute.

Introduction to Virginia Baptist Disaster Response is included in this course and is not a prerequisite.