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Mantener la resiliencia en tiempos Inciertos

Friday, Oct 16, 2020

Mantener la resiliencia en tiempos inciertos es una capacitación creada específicamente para dirigirse a las necesidades espirituales, emocionales y físicas de las personas durante la pandemia mundial de la COVID-19. Esta capacitación está estructurada para que se pueda impartir en línea empleando videoconferencias y otras herramientas digitales, y se puede adaptar a diferentes niveles de dominio

Diocesan Leadership Team

Friday, Oct 16, 2020

Effective diocesan leadership in a disaster benefits greatly from an organized team of clergy and lay representatives who are responsible for key response and recovery functions, and committed to frequent communication among the team members and with the congregations impacted by the disaster.

Module 2: Where Are We Now? And Where Do We Go From Here?

Friday, Jun 05, 2015

Building the Diocesan Preparedness and Response Team is designed to help diocesan teams develop the systems required to engage congregations in the ministry of disaster preparedness and response. It can be used in the initial development of a team as well as in the orientation of new team members.

The Disaster Timeline: A Church-Eye View

Wednesday, Jun 11, 2014

A simulation exercise that introduces church members to the various ways a disaster can impact a community and the role a congregation can play in helping people recover throughout, from the onset of a disaster to the development of a new normal.

Ministering to Youth After a Disaster (Grades 6-8)

Monday, Jan 13, 2014

Disasters of all kinds can create significant emotional trauma for children of middle-school age. But adults who practice a calming presence, listen attentively, and offer a sense of resilience and hope can help young people understand and more effectively manage their fears and uncertainties.

Mobilizing Your Network of Supporters After a Disaster

Wednesday, Feb 25, 2015

The Arkansas Disaster Relief Team was able to initiate a thoughtful and enduring tornado response because it was able to mobilize a large constituency of passionate supporters before and during the disaster. Learn ways to activate your network of enthusiastic contributors by building relationships, building interest and raising visibility.

How To: Using Social Media after a Disaster

Tuesday, Oct 01, 2013

Yvonne Cassidy offers insights for mobilizing a social media network after a disaster based on her experience with using Facebook and Twitter to meet community needs in New York City after Hurricane Sandy.

How To: Street Ministry | New Orleans, LA

Thursday, Aug 22, 2013

Deacon Elaine Clements’ piece of advice when disaster hits: nothing compares to “boots on the ground.” When something happens, you have to get out there and talk to people. Learn how based on her experience responding to Hurricane Katrina and a subsequent tornado.

Ministering to Adults After Disaster

Thursday, Jan 09, 2014

In a crisis, most adults experience not only their own emotional and spiritual needs, but also the trauma of others, from small children to older teens, and other adults. This guide helps churches assist everyone to cope with their feelings, build resilience, and find hope and a path to recovery.

Bronze Level Preparedness Planning Guide (basic level)

Wednesday, Jul 15, 2015

The Preparedness Planning Guide for Congregations and Parishes is designed to help a congregation plan for a disaster, from taking inventory of physical and human assets to determining its niche in assisting vulnerable people in the larger community. This “Bronze Level” version gathers the most basic information needed in times of disaster.

Module 3: Parish-Level Disaster Response Stories

Friday, Jun 05, 2015

What experience do individual parishes in your diocese have with disaster response? This exercise invites people in your diocese who have responded to a disaster or crisis on the parish level to share their stories. Because most disaster response happens at a local, parish or congregational level, the experience invites the diocesan team to learn the local story.

Ministering to Teens After a Disaster (Grades 9-12)

Monday, Jan 13, 2014

Young children (pre-K through 5th grade) can be particularly traumatized by the effects of a disaster. We can help them express and affirm their feelings of confusion, sadness, and anger while also reminding them how much they and all they love are still cared for by Jesus the Good Shepherd.

Comprehensive Preparedness Planning Guide For Congregations

Thursday, Jun 25, 2015

Designed to help a congregation plan for a disaster, from taking inventory of physical and human assets to determining its niche in assisting vulnerable people in the larger community. This process is best done over several meetings, requiring about 10 to 15 hours to complete. To assist in the process, we’ve created a Facilitator’s Guide that a group leader can use to facilitate a planning team in

PreparaciĂłn individual y familiar

Tuesday, May 25, 2021

Según la FEMA, hay tres cosas fundamentales que puedes hacer para garantizar la seguridad y el bienestar tuyo y de tu familia durante una catástrofe: hacer un plan, mantenerse informado y obtener un botiquín.

Feeding Guidelines: COVID-19

Tuesday, Mar 24, 2020

Many churches and organizations have ministries that involve gathering people around food–either to eat together or to distribute via a food pantry. These gatherings are now unsafe and put the very people we feel called to serve at risk. This list provides direction for continuing a feeding ministry during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Individual & Family Preparedness

Tuesday, May 25, 2021

Disaster-response authorities recommend three primary actions families should take to prepare for disasters: Have a plan for who to call and where to meet; Stay informed of events and conditions; Make an emergency kit that provides for medical needs, plus food, water and temporary shelter.