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Nevada State Chaplains Task Force   (NSCT)

Chaplaincy Nevada & Hope Chaplaincy Partnership


NV State Chaplains Task Force assisting in times of crisis and spiritual needs. A crisis specialty trained Chaplains unit volunteering within the State of NV in support and assisting 1st Responders/State officials/Gov entities and agencies, and NV citizens, directed under the acting crisis command agency, on behalf of all those in need of spiritual and crisis assistance. The purpose is to assist and bring spiritually led hope and order in the midst of chaos and despair.


Next official meeting: May 21, 2016


4:00pm - 6:00pm


Las Vegas Metropolitan Police (Metro Plex -Building "A")



 
 

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Nevada State Chaplains Task Force Training & Purpose (NSCT)



Nevada State Chaplain Task Force Units:


Is comprised of two Units. Chaplains may join one or both units of their choice. Both units are volunteer.

Task Force Unit(s) training & information have been compiled by---


1. MOFM-Chaplaincy: SR Chaplain - Victorya Campe

2. H.O.P.E. Chaplaincy (Hospital): Reverend/Chaplain - President - Bryan Ostaszewski




1. Chaplain Crisis Response Unit


NV State Chaplains Task Force assisting in times of crisis and spiritual needs. A crisis specialty trained

Chaplains unit volunteering within the State of NV in support and assisting 1st Responders/State

officials/Gov entities and agencies, and NV citizens, directed under the acting crisis command agency,

on behalf of all those in need of spiritual and crisis assistance. The purpose is to assist and bring

spiritually led hope and order in the midst of chaos and despair.


  • Crisis Response Unit On-going Training Includes: CPR/Disaster/Hospital Emergencies/Ministry
  • Disaster Tasks/ Being Present in Suffering, and more.
  • Call out- Times of crisis- 0-More times per year.
  • Training's- Scheduled throughout the year.




2. Chaplains Faith-Based Response Unit


NV State Chaplains Task Force assisting in times of need as a Christian unit and council for standing on

biblical values and principles within our state. The purpose is to stand on/defend traditional Bible beliefs and

Christian heritage during times of faith and secular discourse, and work together for the accomplishment of true

Christian principles, and values. To be a voice and outreach for the body of Christ, the community, and a sanctity

for christian and human life. The faith response unit believes the Holy Bible to be the inspired, infallible,

authoritative Word of God..


  • Faith-based Response Unit Council Meetings will be scheduled throughout the year.
  • Presentations Include- Marriage/ Children/ The Constitution & Religion. Scheduled through the year.




What is a Chaplains Task Force


The Chaplains Task force consist of two units established to work on specific tasks and activities such as

crisis and faith-based incidents, to help assist under the direction of a government, community event or

disaster while providing a leading support system in spiritual and religious efforts and service to all

those in need.



Why the need of a Chaplains Task Force


Each persons role in the task force is important, the role of the chaplain is always unique because in a

predicament people might need the presence or the love of God, and spiritual calm.


To have the representation of the chaplain during a community, city, county, state or national event

available during a crisis-incident and moral conflict is critical because it is going to be an emotional

event, for any and all the people affected.


Chaplaincy trains, maintains and dispatches highly skilled volunteer Christian ordained, and lay

Chaplains. Chaplaincy also trains Inter-Faith lay Chaplains for Community Crisis and to provide

spiritual and emotional support and assistance to the interfaith community. Chaplaincy offers support to

individuals and their families, local & state agencies, as well as public and private institutions, in times

of crisis. Our Community Crisis and Faith-based Chaplains bring images of order in the midst of chaos,

and hope in the midst of despair and conflict. They advise at all levels and offer honest and candid

moral and spiritual guidance to all.



Purpose


To provide spiritual leadership and ministry that enriches the lives of Nevada, and local and global

communities in support of the free exercise of religion in peace, conflict, disaster, and war.

Chaplains are non-combatants and serve where necessary and when called upon.



Chaplaincy Task Force Services


  • Community Crisis Response Units
  • Chaplains Bring Order in the Midst of Chaos
  • Hope in the Midst of Despair




Chaplains Benefit


To serve the people in the State of Nevada, government and citizens alike is an honor, it's a great

educational opportunity, and it's a great opportunity to grow personally as well.



Dynamics


The dynamics of the task force are unique. As soon as there is an incident in the state and the governor

declares a state of emergency, Chaplains will be called to assist people in the event of a disaster.


The Chaplain task force religious/spiritual support team would assist everyone involved in the recovery

effort where directed. The religious and spiritual support team used in a time of crisis could provide

religious counseling and attend to the spiritual needs of those affected.


Sometimes people just need to decompress with the chaplain during crisis or circumstance, and a

Chaplain can help with that one-on-one assistance helping them be at ease.



Chaplain Task Force Requirements


Our volunteer chaplains will be required to be certified in First Aid, CPR & AED, and CERT (Community Emergency

Response Team), FEMA ICS 100 & 200.  And, potential FEMA courses: 100.hcb, 368 and 505 may also be required. Our Chaplains currently hold background checks which are conducted through a variety of checks from law enforcement and/or state, county, organizations, etc.

 
 

More In-Depth Review Of Training Background Cirriculum

 


SECTION 1


UNIQUENESS OF CRISIS MINISTRY IN DISASTERS

  • Introduction: History of Crisis Ministry
  • What Is So Unique About a Chaplain in Disaster?
  • Spiritual Rationale for Chaplains in Disasters
  • Demonstrating Compassion is Being Present in Suffering
  • Demonstrating Compassion is Being Sensitive to Human Diversity
  • Demonstrating Compassion is Providing the Ministry of Care in Crisis
  • Ministry Tasks of the Chaplain in Disasters
  • Differences Between Chaplains in Disasters and Community Clergy




SECTION 2


OVERVIEW OF THE CRISIS RESPONSE & TRAINING

  • Understanding the Terminology and Concepts
  • Street Smarts—Safety First
  • ICS: 100- FEMA: Introduction To Incident Command System (ICS)
  • IS: 100.hcb- FEMA: Introduction To Incident Command System (ICS) For Healthcare & Hospitals**
  • ICS: 200- FEMA: Single resources & Initial Action Incident (ICS)
  • IS: 368- FEMA: People With Disabilities & Others With Access & Functional Needs In Disaster**
  • IS: 505- FEMA: Religious & Cultural Literacy & Competency In Disaster**
  • CPR/AED/First Aid Basics Training-Certification
  • Family and Workplace Preparedness
  • Introduction to Fire Safety
  • Fire Hazards in the Home and Workplace
  • Introduction to Special Situations
  • Hazardous Materials Safety
  • Terrorism
  • Introduction to Disaster Medical Operations
  • Introduction to Hospital Chaplain Operations
  • Principles and Guidelines for survivor Care
  • Disaster Psychology
  • What Constitutes a Disaster?
  • Types of Disasters
  • What Happens During A Community Disaster?
  • Who, What, When, Where, Why, and How of Crisis Response
  • Victim Classifications
  • Emerging Issues for People and Groups Involved in Disasters

**Potential Required Courses




SECTION 3


HUMAN NEEDS AND DEVELOPMENT

  • Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs—Identifying the Crisis
  • Physiological Needs
  • Safety and Security Needs
  • Belonging and Social Affiliation Needs
  • Self-Esteem Needs
  • Self-Actualization Needs
  • Identifying the Crisis
  • Stages of Human Development
  • Conclusions and Applications




SECTION 4


OVERVIEW OF THE TRAUMA RESPONSE

  • Distress as the Trauma Response
  • The Nature of Stress
  • The Internal Trauma Response
  • Biological Factors—Physical Response
  • Psychological Factors—Mental Response
  • Social Factors—Relational Response
  • Behavioral Factors—Action Response
  • Spiritual Factors—Faith Response
  • Crisis Intervention as a Response to Trauma
  • Stress Symptoms Chart




SECTION 5


THE ART OF STORY-LISTENING

  • Being Non-Judgmental
  • Differences Between Hearing and Listening
  • Ethics of Listening
  • Ministry of Presence
  • Ministry of Silence
  • Improving Listening Skills
  • Clarify
  • Paraphrase
  • Summarize, Echo and Reflect (Do’s and Don’ts)




SECTION 6


CRISIS INTERVENTION MODELS

  • Crisis Intervention
  • Effective Disaster Relief Includes Trained Chaplains
  • Work Group Activities (Optional)




SECTION 7


COMPASSION IN CRISIS

  • Demonstrating Compassion is Being Present in Suffering
  • Demonstrating Compassion is Being Sensitive to Human Diversity
  • Demonstrating Compassion is Providing the Ministry of Care in Crisis
  • Compassion at the Scene
  • What to Be
  • What to Have
  • What to Say
  • What to Do
  • Compassion Fatigue
  • Reactions to Long-term Stress
  • Signs and Symptoms of Compassion Fatigue
  • Basic Self-Care




SECTION 8


COMFORTING GRIEF IN DISASTERS

  • Elements of Grief
  • Defining Grief
  • A Picture of Grief
  • Losses that Lead to Grief
  • Grief Is a Process
  • Comforting Grief
  • Complicated Mourning
  • Lesson Learned




SECTION 9


SPIRITUAL DIMENSIONS OF TRAUMA

  • Overview of Spirituality in Trauma
  • Role of Religion and Spirituality
  • Spiritual Issues and Questions from Victims and Survivors
  • Religious Coping Styles
  • Spiritual Interventions for Disasters
  • Red Flags for Disaster Chaplain Interventions
  • Ethics of Chaplain Interventions in Disasters
  • What Victims Want to Say to Disaster Chaplains




SECTION 10


MINISTERING IN THE MIDST OF DIVERSITY

  • Contextualized Ministry is Cross-Culturally Competent
  • Intentional Cultural Diversity Creates Multiple Needs
  • Cultural Perspective Affect Trauma and Recovery
  • Demonstrating Respect for Cultural Differences
  • Maintaining Personal Faith
  • “Red Flags” for Chaplains in Diversity
  • “Relief” for the Chaplain in the Context of Cultural and Religious Diversity
  • Principles for Ministering in Diversity
  • Chaplains Must Recognize the “UNKNOWN GOD” in Diversity
  • Clarifying Cultural Needs
  • Summary—Final Questions & Answer Session
  • Review Chart: Common Religious and Cultural Customs Concerning Death
 
 
 
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