Crisis Response

Church-Lead Community Service

In this series Rev. Kathy Barton LMSW teaches how the church can respond to a crisis that has affected its community – whether it's a significant auto-accident, a public shooting, or a natural disaster. This course covers many topics related to a crisis: pre-crisis planning and preparation, crisis management, crisis defusing, crisis debriefing, and more. It discusses the aftermath of a crisis and covers subjects related to helping affected individuals.  This course defines the goals and actions needed for a church to become a caring influence in crisis management for its community.

Rev. Kathy Barton LMSW has been a Christian counselor for over 35 years, and has been a certified crisis and trauma specialist for 10 years. She has a Master’s degree from the University of Michigan School of Social Work.


  • Introduction to Crisis Response
  • What to Expect after a Traumatic Event
  • Defusing and Debriefing
  • Critical Incident Stress Debriefing (CISD)
  • Active Listening - Part 1
  • Active Listening - Part 2

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