Salvation Army - Chattanooga, TN

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April 25, 2014

The Salvation Army Trains Volunteers for Disaster Relief – Not Too Late to Register!

Chattanooga, TN – It's not too late to register for Disaster Training with The Salvation Army. Training will take place on April 30 – May 1 at The Salvation Army located at 1019 North Moore Road , 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM both days. The Salvation Army has partnered with the International Critical Incident Stress Foundation, Inc. to provide certified critical incident stress management (CISM) training. ICISF is dedicated to the prevention and mitigation of disabling stress through the provision of education, training and support services for all emergency services professionals; continuing education and training in emergency mental health services; and consultation in the establishment of crisis and disaster response programs for varied organizations and communities worldwide.

The course being taught on April 30 – May 1 is Individual Crisis Intervention and Peer Support. This course teaches participants the fundamentals of a specific protocol for individual intervention. The audience for this class includes emergency services, military, and business / industrial peer support personnel without formal training in mental health, as well as mental health professionals, who desire to increase their knowledge of individual crisis intervention techniques.

Who Should Take This Course: Anyone who desires to increase their knowledge of individual (one-to-one) crisis intervention techniques in the fields of Emotional and Spiritual Care, Disaster Response, Business & Industry, Crisis Intervention, Employee Assistance, Healthcare, Mental Health and Traumatic Stress.

"Our area is no stranger to disaster, which is why The Salvation Army takes an active role in training volunteers so we are always prepared to serve," states Major Algerome Newsome, Chattanooga Area Commander.

For more information on how you can join the troops in disaster relief services, visit www.csarmy.org . Additional introductory training classes are scheduled for May 29 and 30.

About The Salvation Army

The Salvation Army, an evangelical part of the universal Christian church established in 1865, has been supporting those in need in His name without discrimination for 130 years in the United States. Nearly 30 million Americans receive assistance from The Salvation Army each year through the broadest array of social services that range from providing food for the hungry, relief for disaster victims, assistance for the disabled, outreach to the elderly and ill, clothing and shelter to the homeless and opportunities for underprivileged children. 82 cents of every dollar spent is used to carry out those services in 5,000 communities nationwide.

For more information, go to SalvationArmyUSA.org