DR OSFA Online August 2020

Developed by the Department of Defense in the context of constant crisis, Operational Stress First Aid (OSFA) is used to prevent, identify and treat stress problems caused by critical events, personal, or family crisis situations. Using a multi-step process for assessment and care of stress reactions or injuries in individuals or teams, OSFA was designed specifically to augment the physical, psychological, social, and spiritual support structures that exist during critical incidents, and to help restore these support structures over time. This class includes the required New Volunteer Orientation.

This course is for new DR volunteers, for trained DR Chaplains who want to be recertified and need to renew their ID badge, for current DR volunteers who want additional training, or who are active in professional chaplain ministry.

Zoom sessions begin at 8:45 am PST to provide introduction and fellowship before the course begins.There will be a 1 hour lunch break, and regular breaks throughout the session. NOTE: Register by August 1st! If all slots are not filled by then, registration will be open to DR volunteers in other states.

Please watch for your confirmation email from CSBC after you submit your payment - it has further instructions to complete your registration!

Disaster Relief Course Cost:

New Volunteer Training (Hat, shirt, DR pin, ID badge & background check) $50

Recertification (Renewed ID badge/new background check)


Current Volunteer (Taking additional training)


Please read these documents before class:

OSFA Manual (download/refer to this document during class)

      Full details for DR Chaplain recertification are available here.

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