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Providing Spiritual Care in a Disaster – Sponsored by Region 2 South

September 16, 2019 @ 8:00 am - 4:00 pm

Region 2 South is pleased to announce that we will be sponsoring our sixth annual conference for chaplains, clergy, and religious leaders this September!  Registration is now open for the Region 2 South “Providing Spiritual Care in a Disaster” conference that will be conducted on September 16, 2019. Please forward this information as appropriate.

Speaker Information:    For the fifth year in a row, Region 2 South would like to welcome Rev. Dr. Naomi Paget, Chaplain and Crisis Interventionist back to Region 2 South as the keynote speaker.  Dr. Paget is a Board Certified Chaplain with the FBI and Southern Baptist Disaster Relief organization and has been an instructor in Disaster Spiritual Care for many years.

Dr. Paget’s contribution to the fields of crisis management and traumatic stress is rooted in her theological and clinical education in the areas of crisis chaplaincy and psychotrauma intervention. Her doctoral project centered on creating a training program to prepare community clergy and laity to provide appropriate psychological first aid during and after critical events. She has also completed training in numerous crisis intervention courses, including critical incident stress management for individuals and groups, suicide intervention, traumatic stress, grief after crisis, crisis intervention for children, pastoral crisis intervention, and response to aviation incidents. She has earned certification in disaster psychology, as a grief and loss counselor, as a mass prophylaxis distribution coordinator, and other crisis related certificates. she continues to seek training and education in the field of crisis and trauma through national conferences and seminars.

Her clinical practice today, as a chaplain and crisis interventionist for the FBI and for disaster relief organizations such as the American Red Cross, The Salvation Army, and Southern Baptist Disaster Relief, provides many opportunities to work with people in times of crisis over a broad spectrum of events, situations, and agencies.

Many years of clinical experience have given her experiential knowledge informing the academic knowledge gained in formal education. She has worked with victims of various major natural disasters (China earthquakes, Hurricane Katrina, San Diego wildfires), worked with victims of terrorism and other homicides (9/11, Shanksville, Columbine), and worked with victims of individual and community crisis (multi-car accidents, arson, murder). Experience and a recognized level of expertise have created a demand for my services, consultation, and deployment with national relief organizations, the military, and academia. I create training programs, consult, teach (for ICISF, Red Cross, FBI, NAMB Disaster Relief, Golden Gate and Denver Seminaries), write curriculum, present at numerous conferences, and do field interventions.

What:               “Providing Spiritual Care in a Disaster” is an instructor-led conference designed to familiarize learners with the spiritual care function to disaster response.  The conference will include discussion on case studies, practice-based learning and rehearsal of disaster scenario base counseling skills.

When:              September 16, 2019
8:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. – registration opens at 7:45 a.m.

Audience:        Healthcare-based chaplains and clergy

Where:             Wayne County Community College Downriver Campus, Ray Mix Room
21000 Northline Road  Taylor, MI 48180

Registration:   Register at http://portal.2south.org using your individual existing credentials (members of Region 2 South) or the following visitor credentials:
Username: 2south@2south.org<mailto:2south@2south.org>
Password: 2south
Click on the “Training” tab, then click on “Providing Spiritual Care in a Disaster – 16 Sep 2019”
Click on “Add Document”, then complete the registration form and click “Submit”

Cost:               This event is free for participants. This conference is supported 100% by the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services with funding from the U. S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response (ASPR) Hospital Preparedness Program Cooperative Agreement Award EP-U3R-19-001. Its contents are solely the responsibility of the authors and do not necessarily represent the official views of the Department of Health and Human Services or ASPR.


September 16, 2019
8:00 am - 4:00 pm