Centre for Rural Community Leadership and Ministry
Rural Issues: Social Concerns
Church AND Community - Crisis Response Training
Emergency measures organizations and local churches in western Canadian town and country communities
came together and participated in training for crisis preparedness.
To strengthen local emergency plans...
so that the gifts of the church will be part of those plans... and be put to good use during times of great need.
you can watch and/or read MORE about this training:
1) Click here to watch a video that gives snapshots of what's in each of the nine training videos.
2) see table below for links to each training session.
3) Click here for a written synopsis on what is in each of the nine training sessions.
4) Click here for a companion handbook. Its purpose is to accompany the videos with the following information:
- brief summaries of what each training video contains
- presenters' biographies
- resource materials
- presenters' notes
- emergency contacts in the various provinces
- questions that communities might consider to help them think through various issues for crisis planning in their area.
|Introduction and Purpose||http://youtu.be/v4U5iWhXJFc|
|Church and Community Working Together - Pincher Creek Story - Part 1||http://youtu.be/PIqv-mvLukg|
|Components of Emergency Management||http://youtu.be/rMpWy2Ntbls|
|Psychological Effects of Trauma||http://youtu.be/LxY0DzSPXKg|
|Supporting People after Trauma and Disaster||http://youtu.be/6yY-voq7fIQ|
|High River Flood 2013||http://youtu.be/bN3ZB187yUE|
|Caring for Communities in Economic Crisis||http://youtu.be/7mkRu989O2A|
|Response to Man-Made Disaster - Giant Mine Explosion||http://youtu.be/z4GxmDotUEE|
|Church and Community Roles in Crisis Intervention - Pincher Creek Story - Part 2||http://youtu.be/tI5WXxYWn94|
Concluding Remarks and Next Steps
Background to this project:
It seems that more and more, communities are undergoing crises of various types and severities, ranging from weather-related disasters, to man-made crises, to severe economic downturns, and so on. These events often bring hardship, trauma, change and struggle.
Most rural communities (or regions) have an emergency measures organization and plan. But churches are typically not engaged in the development of these plans. Yet... we know that town and country churches can contribute to emergency response, in a big way.... by employing their own particular gifts to help communities prepare for and recover resiliently from such crises and disaster.
In 2012, CiRCLe M offered its first online training program on rural crisis intervention for rural congregations in their communities . A second round was offered in 2014.
The training webinars are not intended to provide certified disaster relief training, but rather, to stimulate thinking about ways in which churches (and other local organizations) can contribute to emergency planning in their town or region.
Is your community interested in church and community crisis response training? Contact us by email.
CiRCLe M is grateful to the two granting agencies who share our vision for engaging local people in local emergency response.
Their generous financial support helped make this year's project possible.
We extend our sincere thanks to
The Calgary Foundation
Lutheran Triune Educational and Benevolent Society of Calgary
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