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Disaster and Refugee Response: Global Principles and Practice

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July 10, 2019
July 13, 2019
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Shalom Retreat and Training Center
Shalom Retreat and Training Center
GRAND SALINE, TX 75140 United States
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(903) 962-4000

Disaster and Refugee Response: Global Principles and Practice

July 10, 2019 - July 13, 2019

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Course Description

Daily headlines of disasters and crises can overwhelm or prompt us to action. Gain resources to put principles into practice, engage with coordinated relief efforts, minister to affected populations, and maintain resilience. Open to anyone, 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 universal minimum standards, key actions, and key indicators and cover four core life-saving areas: water supply, sanitation and hygiene promotion; food security and nutrition; shelter, settlement and non-food items; and health action.

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 07/10/2019, 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, July 10-13, 2019. Course activities run 12-6 pm on Wednesday July 10, 8 am-6 pm on Thursday July 11 and Friday July 12, and 8 am-4:30 pm on Saturday July 13. When making transportation arrangements, please plan 2 hours driving time between Dallas airports and Shalom Retreat and Training Center. Participants staying at Shalom Retreat and Training Center are encouraged to arrive July 9 and depart July 14; full course price includes tuition, room (shared) and board from dinner July 9 through breakfast July 14. A commuter rate is offered which includes lunch daily.


Full course price (tuition, room and board) – $625
Students – save $50 off the Full course price! Use Promo Code RESPSTUD.

Commuter (tuition and daily lunch) – $180

You can pay in full today or reserve your spot in this program with a $65 deposit.

Course Reviews

“Very relevant to overseas work as well as all areas of disaster and humanitarian relief.”

“Public health and disaster response is my current job. This activity was very applicable.”

“Well taught course. Liked multiple teaching strategies. Very applicable and relevant. Great discussion and openness. I recommend.”

For more information contact Laura Smelter – [email protected], 903-962-4000

Registration is now Closed for this course. Please consider one of our other offerings and check back for next year’s dates.

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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