Chaplain Charlie Benton, of Virginia Baptist Disaster Relief, was able to join us in Baguio to work in providing crisis care intervention for those who suffered with the ravages of Typhoon Pepeng, which left hundreds dead, and thousands with destroyed or damaged homes. He also did training with our team and other groups so that we can provide effective crisis care in the future. The following is an abridged list of the activities that we did together.
The following shows list of activities:
1. October 31 Medical Disaster Mission, Coroz, Tublay
-180 total people served
-85 received medical care and crisis counseling
-40 received dental care and crisis counseling
-70 children did songs, games, and craft time.
-5 teachers received training in crisis care intervention
2. November 2 At CARTS (Cordillera Administrative Region Training School) for police cadets.
-90 minute intervention for 221 cadets
-4.5 hours of crisis counseling training for 241 individuals
3. November 3 and 5 Student Training, Philippine Baptist Theological
Seminary (Part 1)
-3 hours training in Crisis Care
4. November 4 Teacher Training, Union School International (Empathic listening)
5. November 5 International Red Cross, Baguio Chapter training
-2 hours in Crisis Care Training
This was a wonderful time to learn, fellowship, and help people (who, sadly, have suffered so much during this time).