How to Offer Disaster Emotional & Spiritual Care: A Workshop to Strengthen Skills for Offering Hope to Those Surviving Community-Wide Disasters
Who should attend this workshop: pastors/faith community leaders, disaster responders, social workers, chaplains, elders, deacons, case managers, teachers, medical professionals...in short anyone helping survivors of the tornadoes and the tragic shooting of the summer of 2019. In this workshop participants will be able to 1) examine what makes emotional and spiritual care ( particularly challenging in community wide disasters, particularly complex disaster scenarios such as Dayton, 2) become familiar with some common best practices in community wide disaster spiritual and emotional care and 3) work with peers in the community to assess and plan for particular next step practice needs for ESC in the Dayton community.
Lunch will be provided (suggested $5 donation per participant to offset the cost). Please RVSP by Friday, November 1st. If you have questions, please feel free to contact John Pyron, Statewide Director of Disaster Services for Lutheran Social Services Disaster Response at
This event is being sponsored in part by The Presbytery of the Miami Valley, Fairmont Presbyterian Church, Presbyterian Disaster Assistance, Lutheran Social Services, and the Miami Valley Long-Term Recovery Group (
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