teams have clocked more than 20,000 volunteer hours to help Nebraskans.
The Churches of Scientology Disaster Response is part of National VOAD
and its teams are comprised of the Scientology Volunteer Ministers.
Specifically, we asked members of the National VOAD
's Emotional and Spiritual Care Committee to nominate DSEC exemplars who (a) were well-respected as experts in the provision of DSEC and (b) had served as DSEC providers in the field for at least five years.
A list of Texas-based VOAD
members who are providing assistance to those impacted by Hurricane Harvey is available at https://txvoad.communityos.org/cms/node/104.
Such resources include the ones we have reviewed above (e.g., the PFA Guide and its adaptations; the PFA Mobile app), as well as resources available through the National Center for PTSD (https://www.ptsd.va.gov/public/types/ disasters/index.asp), the National VOAD
(https://www.nvoad.org/resourcecenter/member-resources/), the Humanitarian Disaster Institute (https:// www.wheaton.edu/hdi/resources/), and other scientifically reputable sources.
, an association of organizations that mitigate and alleviate the impact of disasters, provides a forum promoting cooperation, communication, coordination and collaboration; and fosters more effective delivery of services to communities affected by disaster.
Some fifty-one Volunteer Organizations Active in Disaster (VOADs
) operate on the national level through NVOAD.
With appropriate training (e.g., Hathaway, 2013; Vieten et al., 2013, 2016), psychologists and counselors can also provide what is called disaster emotional care (i.e., postdisaster mental health care services; National VOAD
, 2015) and disaster spiritual care (i.e., postdisaster spiritual health care services; National VOAD
, 2009, 2014; see Schruba et al., 2018a, 2018b [this issue]).
Nashville, TN, March 20, 2015 --(PR.com)-- The Nashville Church of Scientology recognized the United Nations World Civil Defense Day by hosting a forum with a speaker from the Tennessee Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster (VOAD
) and the Nashville Office of Emergency Management (OEM).
To register as an affiliated volunteer with a voluntary or charitable organization, visit the National VOAD
(www.nvoad.org) for a list of partners active in disaster.
A variety of organizations make up the PA VOAD
(Voluntary Organizations Active in Disasters).They provide assistance that complements the efforts of municipal, county and state governments.
The Red Cross, Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster (VOAD
), and other groups continue assisting local residents with immediate needs.