8:00 – 5:00 p.m. | Workshop #1

Spiritual First Aid (Drs. Laura Shannonhouse, Jamie Aten,  & David Boan)

Spiritual First Aid (SFA) is an evidence-informed intervention that promotes disaster resiliency through spiritually oriented support and helping strategies. SFA is designed to help triage survivors immediately following a disaster by reducing spiritual distress, fostering spiritual support, and cultivating positive spiritual coping.

** 8 CE Credits are available for these speakers.

Wheaton College has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No. 4597. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. Wheaton College is solely responsible for all aspects of the programs.

+ Objectives

Participants will:

  • Learn the basic components of psychological first aid
  • Recognize positive and negative religious coping strategies and understand their implications for recovery
  • Learn the necessity of engaging vulnerable populations in program implementation, and
  • Learn a set of strategies for spiritual care that compliment Psychological First Aid

 

8:00 – 12:00 pm. | Workshop #2

Caring for Refugees (Jenn Ranter & Jenny Hwang)

The term “refugee” tends to elicit images of suffering and vulnerability. Often these images are what cease in solely defining the refugee experience. This workshop is intended to explore the diversity that exists in the refugee experience and what that means in providing care on an international and domestic level. Learn from World Relief staff who are well experienced in walking alongside the refugee community and how that has shaped what it means to care.

** 4 CE Credits are offered for these speakers

Wheaton College has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No. 4597. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. Wheaton College is solely responsible for all aspects of the programs.

+ Objectives

  • Explore the diversity of issues many refugees face
  • Explore the role of the Church in providing for refugees
  • Learn ways to provide care for diverse and vulnerable populations