Port Macquarie Disaster Recovery Chaplaincy Training
10 Apr 2018 until 11 Apr 2018
12:00 AM - 12:00 AM
The Disaster Recovery Chaplaincy Network (DRCN). The DRCN is an ecumenical and multi-faith network of disaster-recovery trained clergy and ministry agents that has been responding to disasters and emergencies across NSW since 2009.
Who may apply?
DRCN chaplains are ministry agents from a range of faith organisations who are ordained or equivalent, or are employed in institutional chaplaincy (eg. Hospital, Gaol, Aged Care) and who have the support of their denominational or faith body for involvement.
Cost: The cost of training, travel (and accommodation if necessary) is covered by a joint
Federal/State government grant.
For more information please email DRCN@nat.uca.org.au or contact Rev. Dr. Stephen Robinson on 0412 820 848.
The training is extremely helpful in understanding the nature of emergencies and disasters, how communities and people are affected by these, and practical ministry skills to assist in these circumstances. If successful, these people join the network to join an organised, government-instituted, response to emergencies to evacuation and recovery centres to provide comfort and spiritual care to disaster-affected people.