Emotional and Spiritual Care in Disasters

  • Emotional and Spiritual Care In Disasters (ESC)

    Emotional and Spiritual Care In Disasters

    This course will enhance your skills to provide effective emotional and spiritual care (ESC) to meet the disaster-related needs of disaster responders and disaster affected families and individuals within disaster operations.

    This course builds on the crisis intervention principles taught in the Critical Incident Stress Management (CISM) core courses to effectively integrate these principles within ESC teams for appropriate care throughout the disaster continuum from the immediate to long-term recovery process.

    Two-Day Course:  8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.,  14 Contact Hours


  • What You Will Learn:

    • Articulate the role of the emotional & spiritual caregiver from one’s own faith tradition and the elements of ESC provided in a pluralistic disaster environment.
    • Clearly define the role and function of the emotional and spiritual caregiver within the incident command system and disaster relief operation.
    • Identify the physical, psychological, emotional, interpersonal and spiritual impact of disasters.
    • Provide emotional and spiritual care to disaster survivors, first responders and relief workers through a multifaceted range of ESC interventions within a multi-phasic continuum of the post trauma/disaster aftermath.