Psychosocial-spiritual Care In Crisis Situations Training Program Responsibility Project of the National Association of Licensed Lay Servants of the Philippines TUMC and EMPAC – LSM with Women Society of Christian Service

Venue: Cathedral United Methodist Church,
Claro M. Recto Street, Davao City
Tel.#: 2278558
Date: January 16-17, 2015 ( Friday and Saturday)
Registration Ph300.00
Rationale

One of the priorities in crisis situations; like in emergencies and disasters is to protect and improve people’s mental health and psychosocial-spiritual well-being, since responding to a disaster is not just about treating physical injuries – it is also about healing psychological wounds and feelings of hopelessness.

Psychosocial-spiritual care to crisis victims is crucial, and those delivering psychosocial-spiritual support services need to be well versed with the different types of crisis events and their impacts, how stress and trauma can deepen one’s understanding about coping, resiliency, pain, suffering, the meaning of life as well as the core purpose of psychosocial-spiritual support.

Volunteers and staff should also be aware of the effects of loss and grief, stress and reactions towards stress, from the point of view of the victims.

Learning Objectives
1. Appreciate the purpose and role of psychosocial-spiritual care in times of disaster and crisis.
2. Analyze the different types of crisis events and their psychological impact on victims.
3. Deepen one’s understanding about coping, resiliency, pain, suffering and the meaning of life.
4. Equip and empower participants to provide a caring Christian presence in the lives of survivors and still experience the fullness of life by sharing the love of Jesus Christ.
Day 1, Jan. 16, 2015
8:00 – 8:30 Registration Incharge: Evangeline Cristobal and Ruth Labargan
8:30 – 9:00 Morning Devotion
9:00 – 9:10 Words of Welcome Presentation of Participants
Rationale / Intro of Training Team Pre-activityBy: Rody A. Lucero
9:10 – 10:00 Input I – Disaster Risk Reduction Management (DRRM)
Brig. Gen. Loreto Guerero Rirao Director, Region X1
10:00 – 10:30 Open Forum
10:30 – 12:00 Input 2 – Crisis Events and Psychosocial-spiritual Care Dr. Rody A. Lucero(RGC)
( 10:00 Working Break )
12:00 – 1:00 Lunch Time and Noon Break
1:00 – 2:00 Input 3 – Psychosocial-spiritual First Aid  Dr. Restetita Francisco (RGC)
2:00 – 3:30 Input 4 – Loss and Grief / Stress Prof. Framer Mella (RP)
3:30 – 3:40 Break for Group Picture ( snacks will be served at 3:45 PM)
3:40 – 5:00 Input 5 – Responding to individuals in Shock Prof. Framer Mella (RP)
5:00 – 6:00 Simulation presentation by Group

(6:00 – 7:00 Dinner )

7::00 – 9:00 Input 6 – Working with Children and Adolescents Prof. Henry Yap (RGC)

Day 2, January 17,2015 – Saturday

8:00 – 8:10 Morning Devotion
Recap of previous day proceedings
Officer of the Day – Patrocinio O. Nebran

8:10 – 9:10 Input 7 – Working with Adults and the Elderly by Dr. Rody A. Lucero(RGC)

9:10 – 10:30 Simulation (working snacks) presentation by Group

10:30 – 12:00 Input 8 – – Maintaining Emotional Resiliency through Self-care
by Dr. Restetita Francisco(RGC)

12:00 Lunch Break
1:00 -2:00 Experience Sharing / Personal Reflections Closure Statement (Commitment)
Evaluation
Distribution of Certificates
Bishop Ciriaco Q. Francisco

2:00 – 2:40 Closing Worship / Consecration
Message: Bishop Ciriaco Q. Francisco
Bishop of Davao Episcopal Area

The Cover: A Lay Servant is Compassionate in Assisting persons in difficult situations to Restore and still Experience fullness of life through Christian Love

Contact Persons: Rody A. lucero, CP# 09172754483
Trunkline: 284 3144 or 2215111
Pat O. Nebran , CP#: 09176418857
Evangeline J. Cristobal, CP# 09176341029

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