KLOVE Crisis Response Training

June 13 - 16, 8:00 am - 5:00 pm  |  Source Church

1922 Pennsylvania Avenue, West Mifflin, PA, USA

Crisis Response Care (CRC) is about impacting communities through training and supporting many first responder networks. Source Church will be hosting  KLOVE Crisis Response Training. This training is free but you must be registered to attend.  Below are the classes that they will be offering.


Emotional & 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.

What You’ll 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


Grief Following Trauma

In the course of one’s career, it is inevitable that professionals will encounter traumatic death and loss issues both personally and professionally. Professionals often feel ill prepared to provide effective care throughout the grief process. This course will cover key grief and loss concepts relating to trauma and traumatic death. Participants will increase their knowledge of how trauma impacts the grief process and will gain skills for evaluating and supporting persons who have experienced traumatic death and loss.

What You’ll Learn
  • To identify types of traumatic events and the characteristics of trauma and grief.
  • To identify normal and pathological grief responses.
  • To describe factors that may help or hinder the traumatic grief process.
  • To perform essential skills for assisting grieving people including: death notification, preparing people for body identification, and effective support services.
  • To apply a practical application of the SAFER model to Rando’s theory of the grief process.
  • To review techniques for supporting grieving people and identify resources for linking them to continued care.