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 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
Open to all who are interested, this program will greatly benefit humanitarian relief workers, medical professionals, and social workers.
For more on Sphere see – What is Sphere?
Continuing medical and nursing education credits are pending.
Registration and Logistics
This course is held at CHSC Shalom Retreat and Training Center in Grand Saline, TX, April 22-25, 2020.
Course activities are scheduled:
Wed, April 22 Noon-6 pm
Thu, April 23 8 am-6 pm
Fri, April 24 8 am-6 pm
Sat, April 25 8 am-4:30 pm
When making transportation arrangements, please plan 2 hours of driving time between Dallas airports and the CHSC Shalom Retreat and Training Center.
Participants staying at Shalom Retreat and Training Center are encouraged to arrive on April 21 and depart on April 26.
Course tuition: $195
Students – save $50! Use Promo Code PROMO50.
Room and board: $92.50/night
You may pay in full today or reserve your spot in this program with a $65 deposit.
Previous Disaster and Refugee Response Course Reviews
“Great combo of teaching, practice, stories, and interactions!”
“Appreciated the variety of guest lecturers and different ways to accommodate our different learning styles.”
“I really enjoyed the hands-on work with the handbook – I do feel like I can use it!”
For more information
Contact Laura Smelter – email@example.com, 903-962-4000
Course space is limited. Registration closes April 15 or when course is full.