There are 12 Continuing Education Units included with this course.
This course focuses in on how to help people undergoing crises in their local community or in their own home. Domestic and Community Crisis Response highlights how to deal with domestic violence, crisis in schools or workplaces, gang violence, and other culturally relevant topics.
- CRDC 101: Lost Grievers: Responding to People Facing Unrecognized Losses
As a crisis responder, one must recognize that the emotional, spiritual, and psychological impacts of an incident are measured by how each individual is affected and specific losses they experience. Some of the most challenging losses are those that are not publically recognized or socially acknowledged as significant. This session will address how to identify these “unrecognized” losses and give practical recommendations for helping.
- CRDC 102: The Role of the Chaplain
A panel of presenters describes the role of the chaplain. Soldiers often look to chaplains as trusted commanders, who can help spiritual wounds, as well as hidden wounds of war and other trauma. Students will gain a better understanding of what a chaplain’s job is, how they can influence soldiers, and learn some of the sensitive issues that chaplains deal with.
- CRDC 103: The Role of the Family as a Platform for Spiritual Healing
The family is also part of the caregiving equation, and counselors need to understand their important role. In this lesson, Dennis Rainey will discuss God’s plan and tools for marriage, and will provide encouragement to people who have difficult situations within their family settings. He will also discuss how families can be victorious and overcome traumatic scenarios by the grace and power of God.
- CRDC 104: The Role of the Church and the Parachurch
This lesson discusses the importance of the church being involved in the lives of trauma sufferers, as well as the necessity of teamwork and partnering with parachurch organizations. The presenters will discuss different programs, and how to team so that churches can have the best impact on the targeted population. Students will gain insight on the power of the local church to reach into the grassroots of America, partnering with the parachurch, in order to effectively help trauma sufferers.
- CRDC 105: The Role of the Counselor and the Community
Dr. Mintle gives students an overview of the mental health profession in order to help students learn when and how to give proper referrals. Identifying and connecting with these resources is crucial when working with victims of trauma. This lesson will also provide students with specific insights dealing with military families, and it will offer biblically based thoughts about how the role of the counselor and the community is consistent with faith, values, and the Christian worldview.
- CRDC 106: Crisis Response in the Workplace
This lesson will educate crisis responders on how to specifically service victims of a crisis that has taken place at work. Students will be taught how the phases of crisis response and how they can best minster to the needs of victims throughout these periods, as well as what to expect when addressing the victims.
- CRDC 107: Crisis Response in High Schools and College
This lesson begins by describing and defining what a crisis is, crisis preparedness and the proper approach a crisis response worker should take when responding to a crisis in either a high school or college setting. The lesson carefully outlines how a crisis team should function, how they should coordinate with other resources, and the different levels of response.
- CRDC 108: Crisis Response to Crime and Acts of Violence
Unfortunately, crime and acts of violence are common occurrences in society. This course will educate students about crime statistics, types of crime, and the process undergone by a victim that has experienced a crime. Students will learn how to help victims cope and grow in the recovery process in addition to warning signs of poor recovery.
- CRDC 109: Crisis Response to Accidents and the Aftermath
This lesson describes the seriousness of car accidents and the impact they can have upon a family. An interview with the Barrick family reveals how their lives were dramatically altered after a head-on collision with a drunk driver. Part of helping victims suffering the trauma of such an event is understanding the various aftereffects of the wreck.
- CRDC 110: Crisis Response to Domestic Violence
For many years there have been increasingly staggering statistics of victims of Domestic Violence, also referred to as Intimate Partner Violence. The two panelists will discuss how to be an effective “first responder” when encountering acts of Domestic Violence.
- CRDC 111: Crisis Response to Rape and Sexual Assault
Immediate intervention is crucial after a person experiences the trauma of a sexual assault or rape. How can Crisis Responders best help a victim of sexual assault? What are the immediate needs of the person? What factors help a person recover? This session will help guide the Crisis Responder to effectively intervene and plan for successful ongoing recovery of the sexual assault victim.
- CRDC 112: Trauma and Spirituality
This course juxtaposes trauma with spirituality, offering biblical insight to counselors who may help those suffering from a traumatic event. A definition for trauma, as well as various types and examples, are given; biblical examples and advice follow in the second portion of the lesson. The counselor is given practical advice for guiding a victim through the healing process with spiritual aid.