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The Elongated Emotional Life Cycle of a Disaster (Explained)

Thursday, Apr 23, 2020

Disasters take an emotional toll on each person to varying degrees, whether directly or indirectly affected. This graphic depicts the journey, elongated by a pandemic or multiple disasters, from impact to new normal and provides language for each milestone. Included is also a written explanation of what each stage of the life cycle of a disaster means.

Using Facebook Live for Prayer and Worship

Monday, Apr 06, 2020

Adapted from Episcopal Worship to Anchor Your Day, from St. Mary’s Episcopal Church in Cypress, Texas, this resource outlines the step-by-step process of going Live on Facebook and provides advice on ensuring high video quality and as well as list things to avoid when broadcasting prayer services online.

Asset-based Responses to Disasters (Venn-diagram)

Friday, Oct 16, 2020

During disaster preparedness workshops, give this venn-diagram worksheet to participants as you work together to identify recovery organizations, needs of the community, faith groups in the community and networks within The Episcopal Church.

Pastors and Disasters Toolkit (French,A4)

Tuesday, Oct 03, 2017

This toolkit helps church and community leaders with planning ahead and taking steps to lessen the impact of potential disasters, particularly in places where people already face poverty and may lose the few resources or safety nets they have. Disaster resilience includes preparedness, mitigation and response.

The Emotional Life Cycle of a Disaster Explained

Thursday, Apr 23, 2020

Disasters take an emotional toll on each person to varying degrees, whether directly or indirectly affected. This graphic depicts the journey from impact to new normal and provides language for each milestone. Included is also a written explanation of what each stage of the life cycle of a disaster means.

Explicación del ciclo emocional de la vida de un desastre

Friday, Oct 16, 2020

Los desastres afectan emocionalmente a la gente en diferentes grados, ya sea si está afectada directa o indirectamente. Este gráfico muestra la jornada, alargada por una pandemia o desastres múltiples, desde el impacto hasta la nueva normalidad, y proporciona términos aplicables a cada hito. También contiene una explicación escrita del significado de las etapas del ciclo de vida de un desastre.

Training Module: Identifying and Reducing Risk

Friday, May 11, 2018

This workshop was developed in the wake of the shootings at Mother Emanuel in Charleston, South Carolina. It is designed to create a space for participants to share stories about their fears and to discuss hazards within their community. Then, participants evaluate and develop strategies for reducing risk leading to a safer, more resilient community.

Identificación y Reducción del Riesgo

Friday, May 29, 2020

Este taller fue creado después del tiroteo ocurrido en Mother Emanuel, en Charleston, Carolina del Sur. Fue diseñado para crear espacio para que los participantes compartan historias sobre sus temores y hablen sobre los peligros en sus comunidades.

Estudio Biblico: Formar Esperanza

Thursday, Mar 12, 2020

Desde el punto de vista de la Biblia, la esperanza, más que una expectativa, es la certeza de que el futuro será bueno. Durante las epidemias y las pandemias, las muertes masivas y la inestabilidad económica amilanan a muchos. Use este estudio bíblico como una manera de afirmarse o de afirmar a la comunidad de su iglesia en las verdades bíblicas.

Using Online Affinity Groups To Address Isolation

Thursday, Apr 09, 2020

Learn from the Episcopal Diocese of New Jersey how to maintain connection during an epidemic or pandemic by using online affinity groups, similar to foyer or small groups. This guide provides a list of the kinds of groups the diocese found most helpful in response to COVID-19.

Un Inventario de Activos de Su Organizacion

Friday, May 29, 2020

Esta hoja de trabajo está destinada para ayudar a las organizaciones a determinar los recursos que tienen en las siguientes áreas: Organización (cultura, competencias), Redes (relaciones), Recursos (financieros, físicos, naturales), Personal (habilidades, experiencia, conexiones), Programas (estrategias, logros), Miembros de la Junta (habilidades, experiencia, conexiones) y Otros Voluntarios.

Reduccion del Riesgo

Friday, May 29, 2020

Esta hoja de trabajo complementa el módulo Identificación y reducción del riesgo. Ayuda a las iglesias y a los líderes eclesiásticos a desglosar las consecuencias de un evento.

Probabilidad de peligro

Friday, May 29, 2020

Esta hoja de trabajo complementa el módulo Reducción del riesgo. Ayuda a las iglesias y a los líderes eclesiásticos a desglosar las consecuencias de un evento.

FEMA COVID-19 Funeral Assistance Q&A

Tuesday, Apr 13, 2021

The FEMA COVID-19 funeral assistance program is a federal program reimbursing people for
costs associated with COVID-19 deaths in the United States since January 20, 2020. This FAQ breaks down questions around multiple decedents, immigration status, church reimbursements and more.

Self-care for Church Leaders During COVID-19

Thursday, Apr 02, 2020

Almost everyone will be directly or indirectly affected by the novel coronavirus, COVID-19. The prolonged and acute stress that church leaders are exposed to puts them at high-risk of developing secondary traumatic stress on top of their personal stress and losses. This guide provides practical methods to maintain personal resilience in order to continue caring work for years to come.

Liturgical Recommendations in Response to Epidemics

Tuesday, Mar 10, 2020

These are liturgical recommendations concerning intiction, using a common cup and other communion related practices during epidemics and pandemics. Ultimately, decisions should be made in collaboration with Church leadership and health authorities, based on local preferences and safety concerns.