Friday, 19 July 2019

Crisis Care Workshops Inspire

This week saw the start of series of crisis care workshops conducted by visiting speaker Rev. Dr Naomi Paget. 

Dr Paget is a world expert in disaster recovery chaplaincy and crisis intervention, working  with Southern Baptist Disaster Relief, the FBI and other agencies. 

The workshops, held in Sydney at Wesley Mission, explored Operational Stress First Aid (caring for people who are highly stressed in crisis events), Managing Relationships in Crisis, and Resilience for Stress Management.

People from a wide range of denominational and faith backgrounds attended the workshops from all over Australia .  

The workshops were conducted under the Australian Volunteer Emergency Chaplaincy Alliance (a network of the National Council of Churches of Australia) with the support of the Uniting Church Synod of NSW and ACT and Wesley Mission.

Rev. Dr Stephen Robinson is the National Disaster Recovery Officer of the Uniting Church. He said it was a privilege to have Dr Paget in Australia.

“The training of disaster relief chaplaincy networks all over Australia is based on her work, he said.

It was an absolute privilege to have her here in person. I’d encourage anyone who can to get to Melbourne and hear her while she’s in the country.”

Dr Paget's next workshops take place in Melbourne on 22, 23, and 24 July.

Tickets for the Melbourne workshops are available through Eventbrite.