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April 22
April 25
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CHSC Shalom Retreat and Training Center
Shalom Retreat Center at BailiTeal Farm
Grand Saline, TX 75140 United States
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(903) 962-4000

Disaster and Refugee Response: Global Principles and Practice

April 22 - April 25


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
  •  health

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 Education

CEU – CEU provided by Texas Woman’s University College of Nursing – T. Boone Pickens Institute of Health Sciences – Dallas Center. Provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider Number 16383 for up to 26.25 CEU. Contact hours awarded based on session attendance.

CME – This Live activity, Disaster and Refugee Response: Global Principles and Practice, with a beginning date of 04/22/2020, has been reviewed and is acceptable for up to  26.25 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.

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

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 protected], 903-962-4000

Rescheduled dates TBD – please watch this website.

You should receive both an email receipt and a registration confirmation letter by email within 5 business days after registering.

Cancellation policy:

If you must cancel your registration, CHSC will refund the full amount paid minus an amount equal to the course deposit ($65).

If CHSC cancels a course (for example, due to low enrollment), we will inform all registered participants 1 month prior to the course start date and will refund the full amount paid. Participants are solely responsible for travel expenses. We encourage registrants to make travel plans after the 1 month course confirmation date.



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