Instructor

David R. Edwards, Ph.D., is a Board Certified Pastoral Counselor, Licensed Social Worker, reserve police officer, and public safety chaplain. He also teaches in the School of Human Services at Michigan’s largest evangelical Christian university. David is an approved instructor with the International Critical Incident Stress Foundation, a member of the International Law Enforcement Educators and Trainers Association, the American Academy of Experts in Traumatic Stress, and is a Certified Trauma Services Specialist through the Association of Traumatic Stress Specialists.

David Edwards

Certified Trauma Services Specialist

Course curriculum

  • 01

    FIRST RESPONDER CHAPLAIN BASIC TRAINING IMPORTANT INFORMATION - READ THIS FIRST

  • 02

    Unit 1 - The History, Definition, and Roles of Chaplaincy

    • The History, Definition, and Roles of Chaplaincy Video

    • Questions for Review

  • 03

    Unit 2 - Understanding the First Responder Culture

    • Understanding First Responder Culture Video

    • Questions for Review

  • 04

    Unit 3 - Understanding First Responder Family Stress

    • Understanding First Responder Family Stress Video

    • Questions for Review

  • 05

    Unit 4 - Introduction to Crisis Communication

    • Introduction to Crisis Communication Video

    • Questions for Review

  • 06

    Unit 5 - Introduction to Assisting Individuals in Crisis

    • Introduction to Assisting Individuals in Crisis Video

    • Questions for Review

  • 07

    Unit 6 - Introduction to Group Crisis Intervention

    • Introduction to Group Crisis Intervention Video

    • Questions for Review

  • 08

    Unit 7 - Death Notification Procedures

    • Death Notification Procedures Video

    • Questions for Review

  • 09

    Unit 8 - Suicide Prevention, Intervention, and Postvention

    • Suicide Prevention, Intervention, and Postvention Video

    • Questions for Review

  • 10

    Unit 9 - Grief and Loss, with an Emphasis on Line-of-Duty Death

    • Grief and Loss, with an Emphasis on Line-of-Duty Death Video

    • Questions for Review

  • 11

    Unit 10 - Emotional and Spiritual Care in Disasters

    • Emotional and Spiritual Care in Disasters Video

    • Questions for Review

  • 12

    Unit 11 - Self-Care Strategies for Helping Professionals

    • Self-Care Strategies for Helping Professionals Video

    • Questions for Review

  • 13

    Unit 12 - Next Steps in Professional Development

    • Next Steps in Professional Development Video

    • Questions for Review

  • 14

    Unit 13 - Enrichment Activities

    • Suggested Enrichment Activities

  • 15

    Unit 14 - Final Examination and Course Evaluation

    • First Responder Chaplain Basic Training Final Exam

    • First Responder Chaplain Basic Training Course Evaluation