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    • 07 Aug 2018
    • 08:00
    • 10 Aug 2018
    • 17:00
    • Frank Hotchkin Memorial Training Center 1700 Stadium Way, Los Angeles, CA 90012


    California Fire Chaplain Association

    Federation of Fire Chaplains

    “Serving those who Serve”

    F.D. Chaplain Training

    August 7,8,9,10, 2018

                              Hosted by the Los Angeles City Fire Department Chaplains

    Frank Hotchkin Memorial Training Center: 

    1700 Stadium Way, Los Angeles, Ca 90012 


    ICISF Class:  Pastoral Crisis Intervention 1

    Tuesday, 8/7 and Wednesday, 8/8, 2018: 0800a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

    Course Description-     Pastoral Crisis Intervention may be thought of as the combination of faith-based resources with traditional techniques of crisis intervention. Pastoral crisis intervention represents a powerful addition to traditional community and organizational psychological support resources.  The purpose of this two-day course is to assist the participants in learning how pastoral interventions and traditional psychological crisis interventions may be effectively integrated.  Chaplains, pastoral counselors, mental health professionals, ministers, and anyone interested in the use of the faith-based resources in healing should find this course of interest.  

    Program Highlights:      Nature of human crisis; Nature of crisis intervention; Critical Incident Stress Management (CISM);  Signs and symptoms of the crisis state; The “crisis of faith”; Criteria for psychological triage; Strategic SAFER-PCI Model; Common PCI Mistakes; Challenging PCIs:

    Completion of “Pastoral Crisis Intervention” and receipt of a certificate indicating full attendance (13 Contact Hours) qualifies as a class in ICISF’s Certificate of Specialized Training Program.  

    Essentials of Fire Chaplaincy

    Tuesday 8/7 and Wednesday 8/8, 2018:  0800 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.  

    Course Description- This is the Foundational Course for Fire Chaplaincy. Topics include Foundations of Fire Chaplaincy, Personhood of the Fire Chaplain, Ministry to Firefighters, Crisis Victim Ministry, Fire Chaplain Operations, Firefighter Injury and LODD. 16 Hours

    CFCA/FFC Advanced Training; Theodicy and Trauma

    Thursday 8/9 and Friday 8/10, 2018  08:00a.m. to 5:00 p.m.  

    Course Description-     As chaplains and pastoral care providers, we are often asked why God would allow some terrible thing to happen.  It is Job’s, “Why?”  We are asked this question as we respond to disasters, accidents, and other crisis events.  We ask ourselves the same question as we bear witness to the injuries and sufferings of others.  As chaplains and volunteers, we are expected to know the answer to these questions, even as we wrestle with them ourselves.  

    Theodicy is the attempt to reconcile our faith and beliefs with our personal experience of pain, suffering and evil.  This course conceptualizes theodicy as a process using a seven-factor model people commonly employ to reconcile incongruities between their faith and experience.  It will teach care givers to listen for key words and phrases that indicate where individuals are in this process and to help assess its potential to contribute to post-traumatic injury or post-traumatic growth.  

    Participants will be able to identify each of the seven factors: attributions attachment, identity, moral violation, religious coping, social support, and view of evil that are part of the theodicy process and identify helpful ways to respond to them. Participants will also be given the opportunity to reflect and develop their personal theodicies, to assist them in using their own faith resources in response to the constant exposure to the suffering and questions of others.  

    Course objectives:  Understand key terms related to theodicy, trauma, post traumatic stress  and post traumatic growth.   Understand the seven factors involved in constructing theodicy.  Be able to identify each factor and how it is expressed in the course of a conversation and possible interventions.      Be able to evaluate and assess the risks and strengths created by theodicy disruption and a person’s ability to reconcile beliefs with actual experience.  Be able to address these issues within the SAFER intervention model.   Understand how failure to progress through the theodicy process can contribute to or exacerbate post traumatic stress.  Understand how continued progress through the theodicy process can contribute to behaviors identified with post traumatic growth.    Understand the unique challenge presented by recurrent and multiple traumatic events.  Understand the challenges and risks associated with vicarious traumatization and cumulative exposure on the theodicy process.  Have tools to reflect upon your own thinking and journey as you and others in the process.  

    Instructor Bio:  

    The Rev Dr. Edgar Hatcher is a retired Air Force Chaplain with 38 years of pastoral experience.  He is an approved instructor for more than 15 different international Critical Incident Stress Foundation courses and holds all ICISF Certificates of Specialized Training.  A lifetime member of the National Organization for Victim Assistance, he also teaches courses in Psychological First Aid, Theodicy and Trauma, and Clergy Sexual Assault Response.  Chaplain Ed is the Associate Director of the Midwest Region of the Federation of Fire Chaplains and Secretary/Treasurer of the  Missouri Fire Chaplain Corps.  A licensed Professional Counselor, Ed holds a doctorate in Pastoral Counseling from Argosy University, and a Master’s in Mental Health Counseling from Capella University.  He serves as pastor of Peace Lutheran Church in Sullivan, Missouri, and is active in the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America’s outreach to military veterans and their families.     

    Class Location: Frank Hotchkin Memorial Training Center: 1700 Stadium Way, Los Angeles, Ca 90012.

    Class will start at 08:00 Tuesday thru Friday.  


    To register for the CFCA/FFC ICISF & Advanced class make checks  payable to CFCA. 

    Online registration and paymentis available through www.cfcachaplain.org   

    Cancellation PolicyNeed a minimum of ten students enrolled per CFCA/FFC class by August 1, 2018,  If we do not meet the minimum the class or classes will be cancelled and a full refund will be returned to the enrollees.   

    If a student cannot attend the training, a full refund will be available up to August 1, 2018.  After that date, no refund will be made.  

    Registrations are transferable. 

    Lodging is available near the location at: The Holiday Inn in Burbank; 

    or you may want to check Hotels.com or Expedia.com.  

    Meals: Fruit and pastries will be provided each morning at the training site.


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    ICISF Class Pastoral Crisis Intervention 1-14 Hours $200.00

     CFCA/FFC FD Essentials Class-16 hours- $250.00   

    CFCA/FFC Advanced-Theodicy and Trauma-16 hours $200.00  

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    • 09 Aug 2018
    • 08:00
    • 11 Aug 2018
    • 17:00
    • Easton Pennsylvania

    THE TOOLS YOU NEED TO SERVE THOSE

    WHO SERVE OTHERS

    August 9-10-11, 2018 Easton, PA

    Sponsored by: The Federation of Fire Chaplains(www.FireChaplains.org) and the Pennsylvania Fire Chaplains Network 

    ICISF Pastoral Intervention I & II Course

    This three day course combines ALL of the content of ICISF,s Pastoral Crisis Intervention and Pastoral Crisis Intervention II courses.

    Pastoral Crisis Intervention may be thought of as the combination of faith-based resources with traditional techniques of crisis intervention. Pastoral Crisis Intervention represents a powerful addition to traditional community and organizational psychological support resources. The purpose of this course is to assist the participants in learning how pastoral interventions and traditional psychological crisis interventions may be effectively integrated. Chaplains, Pastoral Counselors, Mental Health Professionals, ministers, and anyone interested in the use of faith-based resources in healing should find this course of interest. This course consists of 26 hours of instruction, over the course of three days, covering the following areas:

    • Nature of human crisis
    • Nature of crisis intervention
    • Critical Incident Stress Management (CISM)
    • Signs and symptoms of the crisis state
    • The "Crisis of Faith"
    • Criteria for psychological triage
    • Strategic S-A-F-E-R PCI Model
    • Common PCI mistakes
    • Challenging PCI's
    • Risks and Potential adverse reactions
    • Advanced topics in Assessment
    • Principles of Basic Spiritual First Aid
    • PCI with those expressing theodolitic concerns
    • The Incident Management System (IMS)
    • PCI with those expressing suicidal ideation
    • PCI with those in acute bereavement
    • Principles of Death Notification
    • Principles and practices associated with self-care

    YOUR INSTRUCTOR

    Glenn C. Calkins, M.Div., LCSW, BCC, DAPA is a United Methodist Minister. He was a firefighter for 26 years and an Emergency Medical Technician for 15 years. He has served as a Fire Chaplain for 22 years. Glen was selected to receive an award for Distinguished Achievement from the International Association of Firefighters in 1989. He continues to be a member and instructor for the Federation of Fire Chaplains Other credentials or certifications include Licensed Clinical Social Worker, Certified Supervisor of Clinical Pastoral Education, Board Certified Chaplain, and a Diplomat of the American Psychotherapy Association. Glenn was the founding Executive Director of CISM Indiana Network, Inc. that grew to 28 statewide teams. In 1995, the Indiana Psychological Association chose Glenn the Allied Professional of the Year. He is an ICISF Faculty member and one of the authors for the “Pastoral Crisis Intervention” courses. Currently, he is active as a member of the American Red Cross Critical Response Team. With the American Red Cross he has been activated for two air incident responses and the World Trade Center in New York City. He is also a Life Member of the Mont Alto Fire Co. #1 in Mont Alto, PA.

    Contact Information for your host is: 

    Chaplain Peter Keady Peter@peterkeady.com 

    (610) 360-9750

                                                                                                                     

    THE TOOLS YOU NEED TO SERVE THOSE WHO SERVE OTHERS

    Registration Form

    Please print this form, and mail it together with a nonrefundable registration fee of $400 (make your check payable to Federation of Fire Chaplains”) must be received no later than Jul. 20th, 2018. Mail Checks to FFC, c/o John Long 343 Cool Breeze Ct, Pasadena, MD 21122

    Please print legibly

    Your Name:                                                                                     

    Mailing address:                                                                               

                                                                                                              

    Daytime phone number:                                                                   

    Evening or cell phone number:                                                         

    E-mail address:                                                                                  

    Religion and Denomination or Sect:

                                                                                                               

    Church/Synagogue/Mosque/Temple you attend:

                                                                                                              

    Are you a Licensed/Ordained Clergyperson?  YES NO

    Are you currently appointed as a Fire Department Chaplain? YES NO

    What Fire Department do you serve?                                                                  

    • 27 Aug 2018
    • 08:00
    • 28 Aug 2018
    • Hawker United Church of Christ, 1617 North Longview St. Beavercreek, OH

    ASSISTING INDIVIDUALS IN CRISIS

    A 2-DAY SEMINAR FOR CHAPLAINS, CLERGY, FIREFIGHTERS, LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICERS, MILITARY PERSONNEL, AND MENTAL HEALTH PROFESSIONALS

    AUGUST 27 & 28, 2018, IN BEAVERCREEK, OHIO 

    Sponsored by the Beavercreek Township Fire Department Auxiliary and Hawker United Church of Christ

    There’s a growing concern – among first responders, in the military, in faith communities, and in business – about behavioral health issues and their impact on wellness. The potentially traumatic events we witness in our own lives, in the course of helping others, and on TV and the internet, can have a cumulative impact on our mental health and well-being. Fortunately, trained individuals helping other individuals has been demonstrated to be an effective method for providing support when the going gets tough. 

    “Assisting Individuals in Crisis” from the International Critical Incident Stress Foundation is designed to teach you the fundamentals of, and a specific protocol for, individual crisis intervention. This course is designed for anyone who desires to increase their knowledge of one-on-one crisis intervention techniques in the fields of Business & Industry, Crisis Intervention, Disaster Response, Emergency Services, Employee Assistance, Healthcare, Homeland Security, Mental Health, Military, Spiritual Care, and Traumatic Stress. 

    Program Highlights include: 

             ·  Psychological crisis and psychological crisis intervention 

             ·  The resistance, resiliency, recovery continuum 

             ·  Evidence-based practices that work 

             ·  Basic crisis communication techniques 

             ·  Common psychological and behavioral crisis reactions 

             ·  Putative and empirically-derived mechanisms 

             ·  Risks of iatrogenic “harm”

    Completion of “Assisting Individuals in Crisis” and receipt of a certificate indicating full attendance (13 Contact Hours) qualifies as a class in ICISF’s Certificate of Specialized Training Program. 

    We offer Ohio Paramedic / EMT CEUs, and can get National Association of Social Workers – Ohio Chapter CEUs. 

    If you need social worker CEUs, contact Chaplain David Williamson, at 937-426-0973 or DWilliamson@firechap.net 

    COST 

    The class costs $150. This includes two days of instruction and discussion, workbook, a certificate of completion from the International Critical Incident Stress Foundation, and donuts & coffee plus lunch and snacks on both days. 

    If your registration form and check is postmarked by Friday, July 13th, the cost is $125. 

    LOCATION

    Classes will be held at Hawker United Church of Christ, 1617 North Longview Street in Beavercreek. Classes are 8:30 am to 4:30 pm both days. Registration is Monday at 8 am. Dress is casual. 

    There are a number of great hotels in Beavercreek and nearby Fairborn – look for them (with ratings) on TripAdvisor.com. If you have a fire, police, EMS or military ID, be sure to ask for government rates. 

    YOUR INSTRUCTOR

    Chaplain Edgar Hatcher, Ed.D., is a Board Certified Trauma Responder with more than 1,000 hours of specialized training in crisis and trauma ministry, including holding all six ICISF Specialized Training Certificates, and has over 1,000 hours of field experience. He is a pastor in the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America and served as an Air Force chaplain for 27 years. Dr. Hatcher is a member of the National Organization for Victim Assistance, the Association of Traumatic Stress Specialists, the American Academy of Experts in Traumatic Stress, and the International Critical Incident Stress Foundation. He is also a member of the Federation of Fire Chaplains and serves as an instructor for that organization as well. 

    Our host is Chaplain David Williamson. If you have any questions, phone Dave at 937-426-0973 or email him at DWilliamson@FireChap.net 

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    REGISTRATION – Please print legibly 

    Mail this form, together with a nonrefundable registration fee of $150 (take $25 off if your registration form and check are postmarked no later than July 13th) to the address below. Make your check payable to “Beavercreek FD Auxiliary.” 

    Due to lead time for ordering materials, all registrations must be received no later than Friday, August 17th

    Your Name:___________________________________________ 

    Mailing address:________________________________________

    __________________________________________________________

    Daytime or cell phone:___________________________________ 

    E-Mail Address:________________________________________

    Check all that apply: 

    Are you trained in Group CISM? _ Yes _ No 

    Ordained or licensed clergy person? _ 

    Fire department chaplain? __

    Law enforcement chaplain? __

    Mental Health professional? __

    Firefighter or Medic? __

    Law enforcement? __ 

    Military (AD, Res, NG)? __

    Need social worker CEUs? __

    Fire or Police Agency or Ambulance Service (if any): ______________________________________________ Church/synagogue/mosque/temple you attend (if any): ________________________________________________________________________________________

    Denomination (if any): ______________________________________________________________________ 

    Please mail your check for $150, payable to “Beavercreek FD Auxiliary,” along with this completed form to:

    Beavercreek Twp. Fire Dept. Chaplain, 851 Orchard Lane, Beavercreek OH 45434 

    • 14 Oct 2018
    • 08:00
    • 18 Oct 2018
    • 14:00
    • Fort Worth, Texas
    • 311
    Register

    40th Annual Conference of the Federation of Fire Chaplains


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