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Disaster Chaplain Training
January 21 and 22, 2009
Now Registering Participants for a Two-Day Pilot Training - $150
Limited to 25 participants - Register ASAP
The curriculum assumes that you already have experience as a provider of spiritual and emotional care.  It is designed to help you respond safely to a disaster in your community, offering spiritual and emotional support to persons of any faith or no faith impacted by disaster - victims, rescue workers, families and friends of victims and rescue workers, volunteers and staff of relief organizations or agencies, and the community at large.

  1. TIME AND PLACE:  Wednesday and Thursday, January 21 and 22, at 4 West 43rd Street, 2nd Floor, New York, NY 10036.  Both sessions will run from 9:00 AM until 5:00 PM, with registration beginning at 8:15 AM. Lunch will be provided.

  2. REQUIREMENTS: 
    • Attendance at both sessions to obtain a certificate.

    • Pre-requisite: Completion of a three hour on-line course in the Incident Command System available at http://training.fema.gov/EMIWeb/IS/IS100A.asp. The NYDIS curriculum includes supplementary ICS modules as a reminder of the principles and functions, but does not replace IS-100.

    • A statement that during deployment to a disaster site, you will agree to:

      • Respond sensitively to the needs of ALL who are affected regardless of nationality race, religion, belief, class, or sexual orientation

      • Refrain from proselytizing, sermonizing, or promoting a particular religion or world view

      • Follow the Incident Command System structure, respecting the chain of command

      • Recognize your personal and professional limits, working closely with other disciplines such as Mental Health

      • Speak to the media only when authorized by your team leader.

  3. REGISTRATION:  To download the registration form, click here.  Please fill it out and return it no later than Monday, January 12, to Ruth Wenger:  Fax:  347-284-0054 OR e-mail:  rwenger@nydis.org OR regular mail:  4 West 43rd Street, Suite 604, New York, NY 10036.  Please send in your payment of $150 by check or money order as directed on the registration form.


For more information contact:
Ruth Yoder Wenger at 212-669-6100 or rwenger@nydis.org


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