NACSW Online Continuing Education

Response to Crisis: Christians in Social Work Responding to Major Disasters
Length: 2 CEU hours
Primary Audience:
  • Social work practitioners
Practice Level(s):
  • Intermediate

Training Format: Text-based
Number of CE Hours: 2

Major David Dalberg
Dr. Fred Coisman
Harmon Meldrim
Dr. Stephen C. Anderson
Dr. Lawrence Ressler
Jon R. Wallace
Titus Peachey
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The purpose of this course is to help practitioners focus on the reconstruction of the lives of people impacted by disasters and the subsystems working with disaster victims, helping recovery workers, and describing the potential that social work professionals and students have to offer in the midst of disasters.


  • Direct Practice: Individuals, Couples, Families and Children
  • Direct Practice: Groups and Communities

Sample Content

Learning Objectives
As a result of this training, participants will be able to:

1. Provide an historical overview of the Salvation Army's participation in disaster relief, as well as the principles by which it operates.

2. Explain the cooperative stance between the Salvation Army and higher education students in providing disaster relief to victims of 9/11, and the experiences of both volunteers and those receiving help.

3. Review the development of collaboration between two schools of social work and the Salvation Army in the Murrah Federal Building and World Trade Center disasters, and the provided services and workers' experiences.


The following text-based course contains five separate readings pertaining to the position of social workers in working with individuals in disaster situations. The articles are as follows: Organizational Involvement in Disasters: A Case Study of the Salvation Army by David Dahlberg, Working with Victims of Disasters: Lessons from WTC by Fred Coisman, The Oklahoma Bombin: Working with Recovery Workers by Harmon Meldrim, Social Work Education Collaboration in Disasters: Lessons Learned from the Murrah Federal Building and World Trade Center Disasters by Stephen C. Anderson, Lawrence Ressler, and Jon Wallace, and Helping Those Victimized by the Terror of War: Reflections on the Dismantling of Cluster Bombs in Loa Village by Titus Peachey.


CE Accreditation Information

NACSW, provider #1078, is approved as a provider for social work continuing education by The Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB), phone: 800-225-6880, through the Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program valid 1/27/18 – 1/27/21. NACSW maintains sole responsibility for the program. The North American Association of Christians in Social Work (NACSW) is also recognized by the New York State Education Department's State Board for Social Work as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed social workers #SW-0479. Social Workers will receive 2 continuing education clock hour(s) for participating in this training. It is the responsibility of participants to contact their licensing boards to verify that this training, as a distance education session, meets their jurisdictional standards for continuing education credit and/or licensure renewal.

Requirements for Earning Continuing Education Contact Hours

Requirements to earn continuing education contact hours for home-study courses include: a) engaging with all the required materials provided by this training; b) completing and submitting an on-line evaluation of this session; c) receiving a grade of 80% or better on the “open-book” post-workshop quiz. Session participants who meet these three requirements will receive a continuing education contact hour certificate from NACSW on-line immediately following their completion of this course.

Registration Fee and Refunds

The registration fee covers engaging in all the required materials provided by the on-line training as well as costs associated with maintaining the website which supports the training materials, as well as CE certificate administration. Refunds, minus a $25 administrative fee, are available upon request within 15 days of purchasing/enrolling in a training. No refunds or exchanges are available once the training quiz has been opened.

Grievance Procedure

Any individual who has a complaint regarding any aspect of this training should communicate in writing to the executive director of NACSW within 30 days after having completed the training. The executive director will conduct a review and respond in writing within 30 days of receiving this complaint. For more information, contact the NACSW office at or 203-270-8780.

Request for Accommodations

Please contact NACSW at, or 203.270.8780 if you would like to request a special accommodation.


Because this is a home study training session, there is no direct contact and/or communication between the individual taking this training and the session speaker. Interactivity for this training consists of the interaction between a person registered for this training session and the materials and content offered in this session.

Contact Information

If you have questions pertaining to the content of the training (session content, outline, content level, continuing education contact hours, etc.), contact or 203.270.8780. You will receive a response within 24 hours. If you are in need of technical support, send an email to You will receive a response from the program's technical support manager within 8 hours, 7 days a week.