Emergency Disaster Services - Ministry of Presence (EDS)

The Salvation Army disaster service is more than just physical care; it also emotional and spiritual support. This course will explore appropriate emotional and spiritual care from its most basic level of "just being there" to the deeper aspects of pastoral counseling and referral. This is a highly interactive course that will both challenge and help participants to care for both others and themselves during a disaster deployment.
Who Should Take This Course: This course is designed for new disaster workers who are interested in understanding the basic principles of responsible and appropriate emotional and spiritual care on disaster operations. The target audience includes anyone who is interested in emotional and spiritual and is not limited to clergy.
Prerequisites: Intro to The Salvation Army Emergency Disaster Services