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Debriefing Mission Workers

Training day for Mission Agency Staff and Sending Church Mission Coordinators with Dr Debbie Hawker

A 'Debriefing Mission Workers' training day for Mission Agency Staff and Sending Church Mission Coordinators. This debriefing course/model has been developed by Dr. Debbie Hawker and is designed to be delivered with your field workers in 3 hrs.

The training takes a full day and will be held at Belfast Bible College on the 25th Oct. 2017.  Places are restricted and will be allocated on a first come basis.

The total cost of the day will be £20 for MAP members, £30 for others (Early Bird £5 off before 25th September) and will include handouts.


Debriefing Mission Workers

The day will provide systematic training in the steps of debriefing for mission workers.

Topics include:

  • Debriefing after traumatic incidents
  • Steps of routine debriefing  (e.g. end of assignment)
  • Recognising and responding to signs of stress and trauma
  • Characteristics of a good debriefer
  • When to debrief
  • How long should debriefing take?
  • How to avoid debriefing causing harm
  • Children
  • Role-plays of debriefing
  • Debriefing at a distance (e.g. by internet and phone)
  • Warning signs: Recognising trauma symptoms, burnout, depression and other problems
  • When and how to refer on?
  • Support and supervision, and managing your own stress as you offer support

Learning Outcomes

By the end of the workshop participants will have enhanced their skills in:

  • Effective routine debriefing at the end of assignments
  • Critical Incident Stress Debriefing after traumatic incidents or evacuation
  • Recognising when and how to refer people for further help

Cancellation Policy: 50% of the booking charge will be refunded if cancellation is made at least one month prior to the event. For cancellations of less than one month we would not normally expect a refund to be made.