While hurricane season has already begun, the most active month September is still before us. With severe weather events occurring with higher frequency, it’s more important than ever to be prepared. We’ve gathered some resources to help believers and churches prepare to help others.
If you’re not convinced of the need to prepare or you’re not sure where to start, these words from Pastor Dennis Kilama are a great place to begin. Nonprofit organizations may have the best intentions to help, but to help most effectively and minimize harm, it’s critical to prepare and practice before a disaster takes place.
Good news! The hard work of setting minimum standards for crisis response has already been done! This article outlines some of the most significant principles and standards for providing care.
Philip G. Monroe, Psy.D., the Director of the Trauma Healing Institute at American Bible Society (ABS), discusses the guide Beyond Disaster: A Survivor’s Guide for Spiritual First Aid. The resource was created by ABS following a devastating hurricane to serve trauma survivors.
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Source: Christianity Today