CAREForce, a nonprofit 501 (c) 3 organization provides Crisis Training, Response and Organizational Development for first-responder and community based organizations through its three agencies: National Center Chaplain Development, California Law Enforcement Chaplain and Consortium & Christian Crisis Care.
National Center Chaplain Development provides practical secular community support and emotional & spiritual assistance to emergency service workers, those in crisis, society and those persons in transition by meeting their needs.
By definition, a chaplain is simply a "minister in the workplace" which performs a secular purpose. Chaplains are clergy who usually serve in specialized settings such as first responder (law enforcement, EMS, military, etc.) and community (district attorney, schools, hospital, hospice, prisons, corrections, corporations, etc). As specially trained clergy, they seek to encourage others while ministering to the whole person, addressing a person's spiritual, physical and emotional needs.
California Law Enforcement Chaplain Consortium provides a 40-hour, California Approved Peace Officer Standards and Training (POST) basic training program for members of the clergy seeking to serve as a chaplain for a law enforcement organization.
The course focuses on the secular roles and responsibilities of a law enforcement chaplain and how these roles and responsibilities differ from those of clergy serving within a place of worship. The course has been designed as a learner-centered, problem-based, and interactive learning experience which focuses upon the types of incidents and interventions a chaplain may face while providing physical, emotional, and spiritual support services within a public safety organization.
Christian Crisis Care will help you to discover the nuts and bolts of Emotional First Aid through storytelling, lectures, workbook exercises, and role playing.
We will dive deep into the emotional instability of someone in crisis. Learn the pitfalls and trap doors of emotional pain and the reason not to ask the simple question, “Are you okay?”
We will explore practical support methods that can help restore and strengthen the well-being of those suffering. By allowing God to work through you, and using these practical methods, your ministry can begin to lay the foundation to repair and strengthen the heart, mind and soul of those involved in a crisis.