The Council of Churches WA, in partnership with the WA Synod of the Uniting Church, is offering training in Disaster Recovery Chaplaincy 25 - 26 May 2021 and View to
The Council of Churches WA, in partnership with the WA Synod of the Uniting Church, is offering training in Disaster Recovery Chaplaincy 25 – 26 May 2021 and View to Recovery on 27 May 2021.
This is open to ministry agents and lay people who have qualifications and experience in the caring professions to assist in the recovery of communities following disasters and emergencies within the state. In 2019 the WA Disaster Recovery Chaplaincy Network was established with an initial group of 51 people being trained. This state-wide network of pastoral carers can engage with the community and churches following a disaster or emergency as affected communities seek to establish new beginnings.
A two-day training course will take place on 25 – 26 May 2021. This training is useful for ministers, chaplains and lay people who have qualifications and experience in the caring professions and covers the following units:
MAY 25 AND 26 – DISASTER RECOVERY CHAPLAINCY (2 DAYS)
Unit 1 – Introductions;
Unit 2 – The Nature of Chaplaincy in Crisis;
Unit 3 – The Nature of Disaster and Emerging Issues;
Unit 4 – Human Needs and Development;
Unit 5 – Overview of Trauma Response;
Unit 6 – Skills in Caring for Traumatised People;
Unit 7 – The Practise of Disaster Recovery Chaplaincy;
Unit 8 – DR Chaplains’ Code of Ethics and Guiding Principles
MAY 27 – VIEW TO RECOVERY: what disaster recovery looks like for local clergy (1 DAY)
This one-day seminar looks to the experience of ministers and other faith leaders who have been affected by disasters and have led response and recovery in their communities following disaster events. What do faith leaders go through? What is needed to support them? What lessons can they teach us? This course uses videoed interviews and group work to process these important lessons.
The three days of training course will accrue 21 hours of Professional Development. Ministers will obtain training points for Continuing Education/Professional Development and Certificates will be issued on completion.
WHO MAY APPLY?
DRCN chaplains are ministry agents or lay people who have qualifications and experience in the caring professions from a range of faith organisations who are ordained or equivalent, are employed in institutional chaplaincy (e.g. Hospital, Gaol, Aged Care) or have qualifications and experience in the caring professions. Those applying must have the support of their denomination or faith body for involvement.
HOW DO I APPLY?
- Fill out the application form (find attached) and email it to firstname.lastname@example.org
- Send the nomination form (find attached) to your denominational overseer (e.g. Presbytery Officer or Bishop) and have them return it to email@example.com
FOR MORE INFORMATION:
May 25 (Tuesday) - 27 (Thursday)
Noranda Uniting Church
79 Camboon Road