Get trained on how to effectively meet the emotional and spiritual needs of those suffering.

We’re offering training in a variety of communities to help equip Canadians to offer hope in Christ to family members, friends, co-workers, etc. -- whoever is experiencing a personal crisis and needs compassion and a listening ear. The training is also required training for those who feel called by God to serve as volunteer Rapid Response Team Chaplains, for deployment in Canada and/or abroad, to offer hope in Christ to victims of natural and or man-made disasters.

Please call 1-800-293-3717 or email if you are interested in taking a training or want more information.

Learn more about the Rapid Response Team’s critical ministry.

2017 Rapid Response Team Training

*No refunds upon receipt of registration fee

To register please call 1-800-293-3717

Sharing Hope in Crisis Oct 28 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM Glad Tidings Church, 3456 Fraser St., Vancouver, BC $50 Call 1-800-293-3717 Oct 20
Sharing Hope in Crisis Nov 4 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM Sage Hills Evangelical Free Church, 1244 Mesa Vista Dr., Ashcroft, BC $25 Call 1-800-293-3717 Oct 27
Sharing Hope in Crisis Nov 4 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM Calvary Church, 625 Carson Drive, Williams Lake, BC $30 Call 1-800-293-3717 Oct 27
CISM Training Emotional & Spiritual Care Nov 17 - 18 8:30 AM - 4:00 PM Forest City Destiny Church, 120 Falcon St., Unit 6, London, ON $150 Call 1-800-293-3717 Nov 10

Sharing Hope in Crisis

We all know a friend, neighbor, or coworker who is struggling with a life crisis. The Sharing Hope in Crisis seminar (SHIC) will help you know what to say and what not to say to people who are grieving and enable you to compassionately and appropriately share the love and hope of Jesus Christ.

This one-day seminar is suitable for everyone in the local church and is also ideal for counselors, church leaders and those who encounter suffering people on a regular basis.

CISM Group

The CISM: Group Crisis Intervention course (Critical Incident Stress Management Course) is designed to specifically teach crisis intervention and Emergency Mental Health skills such as demobilization, defusings, and CISD (Critical Incident Stress Debriefings). At the completion of this course, participants will be able to: define stress, CIS (Critical incident Stress), and STSD (Secondary Traumatic Stress Disorder); list the 10 basic interventions of CISM; and define and describe in detail the CISM group processes of demobilization, defusings, and debriefings.

Compassion Fatigue

Compassion fatigue, also known as secondary traumatic stress (STS), is a condition characterized by a gradual lessening of compassion over time. It is common among individuals that work directly with trauma victims such as, therapists (paid and unpaid), nurses, teachers, psychologists, Chaplains, police officers, first responders, animal welfare workers, health unit coordinators and anyone who helps out others, especially family members, relatives, and other informal caregivers of patients suffering from a chronic illness.

This course will identify those ongoing stressors that can lead to compassion fatigue and identify preventative measures to alleviate the potential of this occurring in a care givers life.

Psychological First Aid

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The Billy Graham Rapid Response Team trains God’s people for grief ministry.

Psychological First Aid (PFA) is a technique designed to reduce the occurrence of post-traumatic stress disorder. It was developed by the National Center for Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (NC-PTSD), a section of the United States Department of Veterans Affairs, in 2006.

Emotional and Spiritual Care

This course will enhance your skills to provide effective Emotional and Spiritual Care (ESC) to meet the disaster-related needs of disaster responders and disaster affected families and individuals within disaster operations.

This course builds on the crisis intervention principles taught in the Critical Incident Stress Management (CISM) core courses to effectively integrate these principles within ESC teams for appropriate care throughout the disaster continuum from the immediate to long-term recovery process.

This course is designed for trained clergy, chaplains, mental health professionals, and CISM trained crisis responders who desire to enhance their skills in providing Emotional and Spiritual Care to survivors of disaster and trauma.

This course is taught by Certified Instructors from the International Critical Incident Stress Foundation and participants will receive a certificate from the ICISF.

Grief Following Trauma

In the course of one’s career, it is inevitable that professionals will encounter traumatic death and loss issues both personally and professionally. Professionals often feel ill prepared to provide effective care throughout the grief process. This course will cover key grief and loss concepts relating to trauma and traumatic death. Participants will increase their knowledge of how trauma impacts the grief process and will gain skills for evaluating and supporting persons who have experienced traumatic death and loss.

This course is designed for anyone who works with people who experience grief and loss following a traumatic event.

Program Highlights

  • Characteristics of trauma
  • Clinical implications of grief
  • Primary needs of victims
  • What helps and what hurts
  • Types of traumatic events
  • Traumatic grief and grief reactions
  • Death notification
  • Applications of the SAFER model
  • Supporting grieving people
  • Personal self-care plan

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