The Salvation Army Trains Volunteers For Disaster Relief

Friday, April 25, 2014

It’s not too late to register for Disaster Training with The Salvation Army. Training will take place on Wednesday and Thursday at The Salvation Army located at 1019 North Moore Road, 9 a.m. to p.m. both days.

The Salvation Army has partnered with the International Critical Incident Stress Foundation, Inc. to provide certified critical incident stress management training. ICISF is dedicated to the prevention and mitigation of disabling stress through the provision of education, training and support services for all emergency services professionals; continuing education and training in emergency mental health services; and consultation in the establishment of crisis and disaster response programs for varied organizations and communities worldwide.


The course being taught on Wednesday and Thursday is Individual Crisis Intervention and Peer Support.  This course teaches participants the fundamentals of a specific protocol for individual intervention. The audience for this class includes emergency services, military, and business / industrial peer support personnel without formal training in mental health, as well as mental health professionals, who desire to increase their knowledge of individual crisis intervention techniques.

Who should take this course?  Anyone who desires to increase their knowledge of individual (one-to-one) crisis intervention techniques in the fields of Emotional and Spiritual Care, Disaster Response, Business & Industry, Crisis Intervention, Employee Assistance, Healthcare, Mental Health and Traumatic Stress,  officials of the Salvation Army stated.

“Our area is no stranger to disaster, which is why The Salvation Army takes an active role in training volunteers so we are always prepared to serve,” states Major Algerome Newsome, Chattanooga area commander.  

For more information on how you can join the troops in disaster relief services, visit Additional introduction training classes are schedule for May 29 and 30.  

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