This is a course offered this August by Christian Health Service Corp for all learners about responding with life-saving and dignity-upholding measures.

Introduction to Disaster and Refugee Response: SPHERE International Standards

August 21August 25

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Daily headlines of disasters and crises can overwhelm or prompt us to action. How can we respond well? This program empowers participants to effectively contribute to global response efforts through knowledge and application of life-saving and dignity-upholding measures as outlined in the Sphere Handbook: Humanitarian Charter and Minimum Standards in Humanitarian Response. Developed by the international response community, the Sphere Handbook puts affected populations and the right to life with dignity at the center of humanitarian response. It focuses on quality, accountability, and collaboration. Interactive sessions contextualize universal minimum standards, key actions, and key indicators and cover four core life-saving areas: water supply, sanitation and hygiene promotion; food security and nutrition; shelter, settlement and non-food items; and health action. Program participants will gain resources to put principles into practice, engage with coordinated relief efforts, minister to affected populations, and maintain resilience.

For more on Sphere see – What is Sphere?

Continuing Education:
Nurses – This activity has been approved through AAOHN for 32.75 contact hours. AAOHN is accredited as an approver of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

Physicians – This Live activity, Introduction to Disaster and Refugee Response: SPHERE International Standards, from 03/13/2017 – 08/25/2017, has been reviewed and is acceptable for up to 32.75 Prescribed credit(s) by the American Academy of Family Physicians. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

All learners are welcome to attend this program at CHSC Shalom Retreat and Training Center from 8-5 daily. Participants are encouraged to arrive on August 20 and depart on August 26 to fully enjoy Shalom’s facilities and participate in all course activities. The program cost covers tuition, room (shared) and board from dinner August 20 through breakfast August 26, and the Sphere Handbook: Humanitarian Charter and Minimum Standards in Human Response (2011 Edition). A commuter rate is offered which includes lunch daily. Commuters are invited to join us for breakfast and dinner – cost $5 breakfast, $10 dinner – please arrange with Candi upon arrival. You can pay in full today or reserve your spot in this program with a $100 deposit.

Register before 6/1/17: $625
Register between 6/1/17 and 6/30/17: $675
Register between 7/1/17 and 8/1/17: $725
Commuter: $225
After 8/1/17 – CONTACT CHCS to inquire about Registration.

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