Full Schedule For 2022

All classes will be held at US Digital Outreach Center located at:

1400 NE 136th Avenue Suite 201

Vancouver Washington 98684

Full schedule for 2023 now available!

“Refund Policy”

Cancellations made within 30 days or more in advance of the event date will receive an 85% refund. Cancellations made less than 30 days from event date will receive a 50% refund. If you do not want a refund, you may apply 100% of the cost towards a future class, it does not need to be the class you paid for. Credit for future class must be used within 1 year.

Date

Course name and description

Cost

Below are the dates, course name and cost

September 26

Ministry of Presence

The initial callout of a chaplain directly following a critical incident is often to simply be present and meet basic needs. When someone is in shock, the timing is not appropriate for processing the event; but there is much to be done that will pave the way for successful interventions to come. This is a 2-hour course.

1 Day Course: 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

October 15

How to Deliver Death Notifications

When someone receives what is probably some of the most difficult news in his life, the way in which it is delivered can impact him for many years to come. This course will teach a systematic approach that will reduce the potential for psychological and or physical injury to both the bearer and recipient of this difficult news. This is a 2-hour course.

1 Day Course: 8:00 am – 10:00 am

October 15

Compassion Fatigue

The first rule a life guard is taught is to not become a victim when attempting to rescue someone who is drowning. This concept is also true for all who work or volunteer in fields that assist others in crisis. Too many individuals and/or families are damaged or destroyed when this subject is overlooked. We will discuss the common areas where this becomes critical and help chaplains develop guidelines and practices that, if utilized, will help avoid these pitfalls. This is a 2-hour course.

1 Day Course: 10:15 am – 12:15 pm

October 15

Duties and Boundaries

The intent of this course is to insure each chaplain in training thinks about what their duties are to the person(s) you are working with, as well as the boundaries you need to establish in order to protect yourself and others whom you love and have relationships with. It is my hope you that after taking this course you will take some time and consider your duties and establish your boundaries. This is a 2-hour course.

1 Day Course: 1:15 pm – 3:15 pm

October 28-29

Grief Following Trauma – CISM

It is inevitable in the course of life we will encounter traumatic death and loss issues both personally and maybe professionally.  Most 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 grief and loss following a traumatic event.  Completion of “Group Crisis Intervention” is a 14-hour, 2-day course.  Once completed, a certificate from the International Critical Incident Stress Foundation will be issued.

2 Day Course: 8:00 am – 4:30 pm

November 12

Understanding Depression

Depression is a word that is used to describe various levels of the feeling of sadness; however, the chaplain needs to know this word at a clinical level in order to identify what intervention strategies might be the most effective when assisting someone who has or is experiencing a critical incident. He/she will learn what depression and clinical depression are and how that might impact the way in which he/she assists someone experiencing either of these conditions. This is a 2-hour course.

1 Day Course: 8:00 am – 10:00 am

November 12

Suicidology

This course has been designed to examine the research, statistics and principles regarding suicide. There are many myths and rumors, even from those who profess to be well educated in the field of suicidology, which have resulted in inadequate assistance being provided to a suicidal person, or in aiding their family members come to terms with the loss of a loved one. This is a 2-hour course.

1 Day Course: 10:15 am – 12:15 pm

November 12

PTSD Basics

Post-traumatic stress is something that many experience following a critical incident; however, there are some whose coping mechanisms are so overwhelmed that this post-traumatic stress leads to an injury or an inability (formerly termed a disorder). This course will not deal with treatment, but will focus on what PTSD is, its causes, and the role of the trauma interventionist in working with individuals with PTSD. This is a 2-hour course.

1 Day Course: 1:15 pm – 3:15 pm

December 2-3

Assisting Individuals in Crisis – CISM

Crisis Intervention is NOT psychotherapy; rather, it is a specialized acute emergency mental health intervention which requires specialized training. As physical first aid is to surgery, crisis intervention is to psychotherapy. Thus, crisis intervention is sometimes called “emotional first aid.” This program is designed to teach participants the fundamentals of and a specific protocol for individual crisis intervention. This course is designed for anyone who desires to increase his knowledge of individual, one-on-one crisis intervention techniques in the fields of Business & Industry, Crisis Intervention, Disaster Response, Education, Emergency Services, Employee Assistance, Healthcare, Homeland Security, Mental Health, Military, Spiritual Care, or Traumatic Stress. Completion of “Individual Crisis Intervention and Peer Support” is a 13-hour, 2-day course. Once completed, a certificate from the International Critical Incident Stress Foundation will be issued.

2 Day Course: 8:00 am – 4:30 pm

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December 12

God’s Hope for the Hurting

When disaster strikes, there are common questions that come to the surface for those working in faith based services. This course is intended to lay the ground work for the chaplain in training to develop the foundation that will help answer those questions when the time is right and will also help the chaplain when faced with some of the more challenging critical incidents. This is a 2-hour course.

1 Day Course: 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm