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March 5, 2021
March 13, 2021
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Disaster & Refugee Response: Global Principles & Practice – ONLINE

March 5, 2021 - March 13, 2021

Disaster and Refugee Response Course Description

Learn how to respond to humanitarian crises! Daily headlines of disasters and crises can overwhelm or prompt us to action. In this online training program you will gain resources to put principles into practice, engage with coordinated relief efforts, minister to affected populations, and maintain resilience. 

This program empowers participants to effectively contribute to global response efforts through knowledge and application of life-saving and dignity-upholding measures as outlined in the Sphere Handbook: Humanitarian Charter and Minimum Standards in Humanitarian Response. Developed by the international response community, the Sphere Handbook puts affected populations and the right to life with dignity at the center of humanitarian response.

Interactive sessions contextualize the Sphere universal minimum standards, key actions, and key indicators and cover four core life-saving areas: 

  •  water supply, sanitation and hygiene promotion (WASH)
  •  food security and nutrition
  •  shelter and settlement
  •  health

Required resource: Participants are required to have a digital or print copy of The Sphere Handbook 2018, which may be obtained at

Participants will join an online learning community in live interactive sessions according to the following course schedule (tentative – daily topics subject to change based on facilitator availability):

Friday, March 5, 6-8:30pm central time
Welcome and Introductions
Review of Technology Tools Used in Course
Sphere and The Sphere Handbook

Saturday, March 6, 9am-4:30pm central time
The Humanitarian Charter and Code of Conduct
Protection Principles and Understanding Vulnerabilities and Capacities
Health Technical Sector
Sphere and Coordination

Tuesday, March 9, 6:30-8:30pm central time
Water Supply, Sanitation and Hygiene Promotion Technical Sector

Friday, March 12, 6:30-8:30pm central time
Shelter and Settlement Technical Sector

Saturday, March 13, 9am-4:30pm central time
Food Security and Nutrition Technical Sector
Using the Standards in Context
Tabletop Simulation
Caring for Self and Others in Humanitarian Crisis Response

Open to all who are interested, this program will greatly benefit humanitarian relief workers, medical professionals, and social workers.

Continuing Education

CME – This Live activity, Disaster and Refugee Response: Global Principles and Practice, with a beginning date of 03/05/2021, has been reviewed and is acceptable for up to 17.25 Prescribed credit(s) by the American Academy of Family Physicians. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

CEU – CEU provided by Texas Woman’s University College of Nursing – T. Boone Pickens Institute of Health Sciences – Dallas Center, 5500 Southwestern Medical Avenue, Dallas, TX 75235. Provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider Number 16383, for up to 17.25 CEU. Contact hours awarded based on session attendance.

*Healthcare providers should check with their licensing and credentialing boards to confirm acceptance of credit.

**Participants must be present during the live online course sessions to earn the CME and CEU.


Course tuition (include cme and ceu): $300

You may pay in full today or reserve your spot in this program with a $50 deposit.

*CHSC members will receive a discounted rate. Please email [email protected] to make arrangements.

For more information

Contact Laura Smelter – [email protected], 903-962-4000 ext 3

Registration is now closed

You should receive an email receipt after registering. A separate email with course access and logistics information will be sent within the two weeks prior to the course start date.

Please contact Laura Smelter with any questions – [email protected], 903-962-4000 ext 3.

Cancellation policy:

If you must cancel your registration, CHSC will refund the full amount paid minus an amount equal to the course deposit ($50).

If CHSC cancels a course (for example, due to low enrollment), we will refund the full amount paid.



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