Reminder about tonight from 6-9 in the Fellowship Hall.
Heath Franklin did a good job of explaining the unique factors among people; labeled sheep, wolves and sheepdogs. Wolves and sheepdogs are both aggressive and they both bite. But one devours and one protects.
We will gain some training in 3 areas:
- Security in places of worship. This will likely bleed over into home awareness.
- Emergency management in the local church facility. This also will likely be informational to family environments.
- Emergency management and response, community wide. This information would be beneficial to your neighborhoods and beyond.
Here is more if interested in Emergency Management:
“Historically there have been issues between emergency planners in the community and faith based organizations… (We) need to understand the structure of emergency planning and response to disasters… and help the ministry work with emergency planners…
Cultural competence. Is a set of value behaviors, attitudes, and practices within a system, or among individuals that enables people to work effectively across cultures. It refers to the ability to honor and respect the believes, language, interpersonal styles and behaviors of individuals and families receiving services. It is a dynamic and an ongoing process that requires a long-term commitment and is only achieved over time. Some of the dimensions involved in personal culture are: authority structures, customs, relational patterns, symbols and artifacts, physical characteristics, communications styles, time orientation, and diet. The development of the culture comes from education, exposure, experiences, and encounters. The personal progression to cultural competence starts with awareness, acceptance, appreciation, affirmation, and finally application of principles of equality.
Regarding the larger emergency management community: faith based groups have the mandate, message, medium, messengers, methods, and material resources that he community needs. They have influences in homes, churches and other places of worship, and schools. The faith-based community is ingrained into the fabric of society. It is important to have good communication and to incorporate the resources a faith-based community can offer in the entire emergency management process.” Jacob Dickman, Doctoral Student in Emergency Management, Capella University.