Disaster Relief International Training (Baptist Global Response)
Date: May 14-15, 2014
Location: White Oak Conference Center, 633 Mobley Hwy, Winnsboro, SC
Times: Check-in at 12:30 p.m. Wednesday (lunch is not provided- please have lunch before arrival)
Session begins at 1:00 p.m. Wednesday
Training ends at 1:00 p.m. Thursday
Cost: $60 (includes registration fee, materials, and three meals - lodging is additional)
Lodging: Single room $47 per night; Double room $37.50 per person per night
Capacity: 50 people
Registration: Click HERE for online registration. Please register by May 7, 2014.
Course Description: This course is an orientation to International Disaster Response work. It addresses a number of issues surrounding the deployment of a team to a foreign field to assist those affected by disasters. The course begins with the Biblical foundation for humanitarian work and disaster response, a brief history of disasters since 1900, and the cultural implications of responding to a crisis. It then digs deeper into international terminology in disasters, response team configurations, assessments, and internationally recognized problems in disaster response. It is designed to familiarize the participant with the field and provides a good framework for an organization to consider participating in disaster response work overseas.
Trainer Bio: Pat Melancon is the managing director for disaster response and training for Baptist Global Response. He has been involved with US and International Disaster Response for over 20 years. He in well-known in Southern Baptist Convention disaster response circles and has responded with SBC DR teams in numerous countries. He has trained in our Baptist universities, seminaries, churches and associations. He also serves as a teaching fellow at the Asian Disaster Preparedness Center in Bangkok, Thailand.