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Categories of Recognition
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Psychological First Aid Provider
For ACS volunteers in settings such as local ACS centers, donated goods warehouses and distributions centers, and who periodically encounter individuals coping with stress .
Requirements for ACS Recognition:
  • Active involvement with ACS Center and/or Disaster Response operations.
  • Complete the following courses:
    • Psychological Fist Aid (6-8 contact hrs)
    • Overview of ACS Disaster Operations (3 contact hrs)
    • Special Issues in Adventist Crisis Care (3 contact hrs)
  • Complete the ACS recognition application process.
 
Crisis Care Responder
For pastors, professionals and lay volunteers involved in more intensive individual crisis intervention and crisis response teams.
Requirements for ACS Recognition:
  • Active involvement with ACS/DR operations; or an ACM-recognized agency for full-time chaplains.
  • Complete the following courses:
    • Overview of ACS Disaster Response Ops (3 contact hrs)
    • Special Issues in Adventist Crisis Care (3 contact hrs)
    • Individual Crisis Intervention (13 contact hrs)
    • Group Crisis Intervention (14 contact hrs)
    • Pastoral/Spiritual Crisis Intervention (13 contact hrs)
    • FEMA Introduction to Incident Command System
    • FEMA National Incident Management System, An Intro
  • Complete ACS crisis care recognition application process.
  • Participate in ongoing continuing education
 
 
Community Chaplain (Disaster Response)
For pastors who engage in volunteer disaster response chaplaincy, and who meet Adventist Chaplaincy Ministries’ (ACM) endorsement requirements. 
 
Requirements for ACS Recognition
 
  • Active involvement with and ACS/ACM approved crisis care/DR organization
  • Meet ACM endorsement requirements
  • Complete the following courses:
    • Overview of Adventist Community Services Disaster Ops (3 contact hrs)
    • Special Issues in Adventist Crisis Care (3 contact hrs)
    • Individual Crisis Intervention (13 contact hrs)
    • Group Crisis Intervention (13 contact hrs, 2 days)
    • Pastoral/Spiritual Crisis Intervention (13 contact hrs)
    • Pastoral/Spiritual Crisis Intervention II (13 contact hrs)
    • Introduction to Incident Command System (ICS 100)
    • National Incident Management System, An Intro (IS-700)
  • Maintain ACM endorsement as per standards
 
FEMA Course Information    (These courses should be taken on line.)
ICS 100, Introduction to the Incident Command System
This course introduces the incident command system (ICS) and provides the foundation for higher level ICS training.
http://training.fema.gov/emiweb/is/is100a.asp
IS-700.a NIMS an Introduction                 
This course introduces and overviews the national incident management system (nims). 
http://training.fema.gov/emiweb/is/is700a.asp
IS-800.B National Response Framework, an Introduction
This national response framework (nrf) course is a guide to how the nation conducts all-hazards response.         
http://training.fema.gov/emiweb/is/is800b.asp
 
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