American Red Cross Fundamentals in Disaster Spiritual Care – Training Course
Disaster Spiritual Care (DSC) is now an official internal Activity and Function of the American Red Cross. This resource like Disaster Mental Health and Health Services is activated for local and national disasters including; mass casualty, natural disasters, aviation, transportation, and other requests. This is one of two official courses required to begin as a Red Cross DSC Service Associate. It will enable chaplains to address the Spiritual Care needs of Red Cross clients, staff, and responders in the context of Red Cross disaster relief operations.
Partnering with national humanitarian organizations and cognate partners, our trained network of support is expanding to include a broad network of diverse faith leaders and we deeply value the expertise and experience of Associate and Board Certified Chaplains to support our integrated and collaborative work
If you are interested in supporting the needs of those impacted by disaster and mass casualties, register for this intensive five-hour training. Please note that this is a specialized position and a few other courses will be required for full participation with the American Red Cross.
Date: Thursday, April 27, 2017
Time: 11:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. (Lunch on your own from 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m)
Location: NACC 2017 Conference Hotel
Hyatt Regency Tamaya Resort and Spa
1300 Tuyuna Trail
Santa Ana Pueblo, NM 87004
Dr. Naomi Paget, DMin, BCC
Dr. Naomi Paget is a Board Certified Chaplain with the FBI and Southern Baptist Disaster Relief organization and has been an instructor in Disaster Spiritual Care for many years.
Carol Bamesberger, BCC
Chaplain Bamesberger is a Board Certified Chaplain with the National Association of Catholic Chaplains and is the Disaster Spiritual Care Regional Advisor for the Los Angeles Region.
Fee: This session is offered at no cost to participants
Prerequisites: This workshop is open to chaplains with Board certified and Associate certified status in ACPE, APC, CASC/ACSS, CPSP, ICPC, NACC, NAJC or NAVAC.
All participants by the time of the training session must:
- Become a Red Cross volunteer by registering online at redcross.org. Complete the application and background check, and connect with your local Red Cross chapter.
- View a one-hour online Introduction to Disaster Spiritual Care pre-recorded course.
Registration: Pre-registration for this training course is required. To register, please email Jeanine at the NACC national office (firstname.lastname@example.org) with your full name, email address, and city/state.