The official online certificate course for Spiritual First Aid. Spiritual First Aid provides a step-by-step approach to emotional and spiritual care during COVID-19, disasters, and other challenging times. Developed through 15 years of research, Spiritual First Aid will equip you to humbly provide peer-to-peer support to those who are struggling.
Who is this course for? This course is designed to be used by lay helpers, church leaders, and first responders, but can also be used to further equip mental health and healthcare providers to respond to crises.
8-10 hours to complete. Includes: 8 training videos, 5 role-play scenario videos, 5 expert commentary videos, accompanying readings, final assessment, certificate of completion.
You'll also receive additional free curated content in our Spiritual First Aid Kit. 7+ hours of videos: N.T. Wright, Eugene Cho, Rev. Dr. Brenda Slater McNeil, and more! Plus 3 manuals, 4 mini-courses, 10+ tip sheet
We need each other, especially in crisis. Become Spiritual First Aid certified and better care for your community in the midst of COVID-19 and other crises.


 
BLESS
Method

Our research shows that helping people

address 5 core unmet needs in the wake of

disasters like COVID-19 can help them gain a sense of meaning, feel connected, and improve resilience. The BLESS Method helps to address these five core needs: Belonging, Livelihood, Emotion, Safety, and Spirituality.

Assessment
& Intervention

With the help of research-based resources

provided with this course, you'll gain

important training that will help you assess and intervene for unmet needs. Provided case

studies will help you fine tune your

assessment and intervention skills.

Your
Instructor

Dr. Jamie Aten is the founder of the

Humanitarian Disaster Institute at Wheaton

College and lead developer of Spiritual First Aid. As a disaster psychologist he has

responded to and researched disasters and mass traumas around the globe.

Pricing


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$99

Spiritual First Aid Certificate Course - Individual

Single User

Individual student access to the Spiritual First Aid Certificate Course.

Course Curriculum

11 Modules

  1. Course Introduction
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  2. Introduction to Spiritual First Aid
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  3. Spiritual First Aid Basics
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  4. BLESS Method Overview
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  5. How to Use the BLESS Method
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  6. Belonging Needs Assessment & Intervention
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  7. Livelihood Needs Assessment & Intervention
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  8. Emotional Needs Assessment & Intervention
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  9. Safety Needs Assessment & Intervention
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  10. Spiritual Needs Assessment & Intervention
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  11. Conclusion & Additional Resources
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Free Bonus Mini-Courses


In addition to the Spiritual First Aid certificate curriculum, you will have access to 4 additional mini-courses with additional tools for spiritual and emotional support:

  • Preventing COVID-19 Compassion Fatigue and Burnout
  • Understanding and Responding to Suffering
  • Providing Practical Presence
  • Basic Disaster Spiritual Care Helping Skills


Humanitarian Disaster Institute


The Humanitarian Disaster Institute is the first faith-based academic disaster research center in the country. Our mission is to help the church prepare and care for a disaster-filled world. We use our research to create resources and events geared toward students, survivors, helpers, and researchers. Housed at Wheaton College graduate school, the institute also offers a M.A. in Humanitarian & Disaster Leadership and Trauma Certificate to equip the next generation of humanitarians.