Fri.-Sat., Nov. 17-18, 2017Friday, 1:30pm - 8:30pm and Saturday, 8:30am- 4:30 pm Friday dinner, Saturday breakfast, & Saturday lunch will be provided.
Location: Baptist Convention of New England, 87 Lincoln St., Northborough, MA 01532
This training equips and credentials pastors, lay leaders, spiritual care providers and institutional chaplains to volunteer as disaster chaplains or spiritual care workers in mass-care settings, or to serve their church or local community during times of disaster or crisis. A crisis may be any event causing instability or excessive stress and either endangering or felt to endanger the continuity or health of an individual or group .
• How to work as members of an interdisciplinary team within the disaster Incident Command System • What to expect at disaster sites • How to provide Spiritual First Aid and Psychological First Aid • How to make appropriate assessments and referrals to Mental Health and other services
• How to utilize an Operational Stress First Aid (OSFA) approach in the midst of spiritual care of survivors and care workers• How to develop and maintain self-care practices
This training equips participants to offer spiritual and emotional support to persons of any faith or no faith impacted by disaster-rescue workers, families and friends of victims and rescue workers, volunteers and staff of relief organizations or agencies, and the larger community.
Training Location: 87 Lincoln St., Northborough, MA 01532 508-393-6013
Overnight Lodging: This is available with a modest fee through the BCNE. Email Grant Davis for accommodation information.
For Info Contact: Tim Bueher- BCNE Disaster Relief Assist. Dir. (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Neil Timpson (DR Chaplain Leader) (NeilTimpson@gmail.com)
Instructor: Dr. Naomi Paget
Fee: $18 registration or $40.50 for lodging + registration
Dr. Paget is a 49 year volunteer with the American Red Cross, a Mission Service Corp. Missionary (SBC/NAMB), a 32 year veteran of Southern Baptist Disaster Relief, and has developed much of the curriculum we use in Disaster Relief Chaplaincy.
Dr. Naomi Paget BCC, FBI Chaplain and Crisis Interventionist, is a certified member of the American Red Cross Spiritual Response Team -Task Force and Divisional Advisor, Denver Seminary Critical Incident Stress Management Team, and Director of the California Disaster Relief Chaplain program. She is a certified crisis chaplain, instructor and curriculum writer, awarded Fellowship in American Association of Experts in Traumatic Stress /National Academy of Crisis Management, and is serving as the Chairman of the National-Voluntary Organizations Active in Disasters (National VOAD) Emotional/Spiritual Care Committee. Dr. Paget is a published author and ICISF Approved Instructor for many crisis and trauma courses, consulting for several national and international organizations in various fields of trauma and disaster care. She earned her doctorate from Golden Gate Baptist Theological Seminary where she is an adjunct professor, advisor to doctoral students, and was recently awarded the Distinguished Alumni Award. She received the Lifetime Achievement in Chaplaincy Award from the Baptist General Convention of Oklahoma.
Naomi is an authorized instructor by the International Critical Incident Stress Foundation to teach many CISM courses. She has taught these courses throughout the United States and in several other countries and US territories including Japan, China, Belize, Dominica, US Virgin Islands, American Samoa, Ukraine, and India – for churches, schools, healthcare, law enforcement, emergency services, disaster relief, corrections, military, faith-based organizations, corporations/business, and other agencies that deal with crisis care.
Most recently, Dr. Paget was invited to provide training and crisis intervention to Yezedi refugees who are held in Diyarbakir, Turkey. These are the Yezedi refugees who fled from Iraq following the executions, beheading, and slavery inflicted by members of ISIL.