ADRN Orientation & Preparedness Class (March 4th or 6th or 29th): (Course Time: 3 hours) Every new volunteer that wants to join the ADRN network is required to take this 3hr class to give you an introduction to ADRN, information about ADRN training, a training roadmap for volunteers, badging/credentials, how emergency response works in Greater Austin and CERT individual/family preparedness training. Every volunteer that completes this course will receive a ADRN badge and become a certified ADRN volunteer. Training costs is FREE. Training will be held at The Church of Canyon Creek on March 4th, Southwest Hills Community Church on March 6th and True Life Fellowship on March 29th. To register, click here.
ADRN’s #1 Training is Back! Cricital Incident Stress Management Training (CISM):
Critical Incident Stress Management Training (CISM – March 23rd (6PM-10PM & March 24th (9AM-5PM): ADRN highly recommends this internationally recognized training for volunteers who are called to help people in times of crisis and/or called to the mission field. This training will equip participants to deal with the mental, emotional and spiritual issues most people encounter in times of disaster, including trauma, learning debriefing techniques and much more. The training will be presented by Melissa Slagle, a consultant and International Trainer, who has been called out to help disaster victims world-wide in almost every major disaster since Mount St. Helen. Melissa is a Certified Traumatic-Stress Specialist (CTS), Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW), and a Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist (LMFT). All participants will receive an internationally recognized certificate of completion in Disaster Psychological 1st Aid and CISM/CISD (Critical Incident Stress Management/Critical Incident Stress Debriefing). This training is also recommended for teens 16 years of age and above and for the elderly. Training location will be RiverbendChurch @4214 North Capital of Texas Highway, Austin, TX 78746-1418. Training costs is $95. To register, click here.
ADRN’s #1 Volunteer Need is the Disaster Relief Shepherd position:
Disaster Relief Shepherd (DRS) Training (March 22nd): The DRS is one of ADRN’s most important leadership roles a volunteer can play within their church in times of disaster. The DRS’s job is to be willing to walk along side a family that has potentially lost everything and needs a ‘Good Samaritan’ to be there for them through the process of recovery until their feet are back on the ground. This training will equip you with the skills, knowledge and plan to take care and provide extended assistance that cannot be given by governments or International relief agencies. Training location will be GraceCovenantChurch @9508 Jollyville Road, Ste. 201, Austin, Tx (Grace360 bldg). Training costs is FREE. To register, click here.
ADRN is introducing Psalm 91:1, the Protection of the Lord as our latest new Spiritual Training on March 20th. ADRN’s favorite Spiritual Training class, Biblical Readiness is coming March 27th! Click here to register.