Date: January 20, 2012
To: All Staff and Supervisors of Bukal Life, as well as prospective CPE trainees.
Fm: Administrator, Bukal Life Care & Counseling Center, Inc.
Cc: Executive Director, Board of Trustees, Bukal Life
Subject: CPE Application Requirements
Effective this date, January 20, 2012, all applications for CPE require submission and acceptance of two forms rather than one. The two forms are:
CPE Application Form: CLICK HERE
CPE Scholarship/Finances Form: CLICK HERE
Application and Finances Forms must be received, reviewed, and accepted prior to the first day of class.
Failure to complete these adequately will result in rejection or delay of acceptance to the program. Failure to meet the terms dilineated in the Financial Application will result in termination from the program or receiving an INCOMPLETE on the unit.
All staff and supervisors are requested to practice and enforce this policy change for future applicants/trainees.
Robert H. Munson, Th.D.
Administrator, Bukal Life Care & Counseling Center
Our team of seven returned to CDO last Thursday (Jan 5) They have been working with Kagay-an Disaster Evangelical Response Network, Oro Christian Grace School, and DEPED in Cagayan de Oro and Iligan City.
Monday, Celia, Ryan, and Cindy returned to Baguio while the remaining 4 stayed in CDO. Tuesday, they were able to visit the evac center at City Central School and have ministered to victims there. The remaining team (Ptr. Joel, Jehny, Becky, and Alma) will travel Wednesday to Iligan City to hold a crash course in Crisis Response Stress Debriefing Workshop with Evangelical churches there.
Our Disaster Response Crisis Intervention Team returned to Cagayan de Oro for training and crisis intervention. The team will start work with the Department of Education, as well as at some of the evacuation centers.
It may be worth explaining what we do. We are a religious organization and so some might assume that we focus on evangelism. That is not the case. When someone has gone through a major crisis, they should not make major decision, and should not be encouraged to. They need to be taken to a place of safety and security (physically, emotionally, and mentally). They need to be given a chance for ventilation and validation. They need a chance to plan and prepare for the future… to find a new normal.
We use NOVA (National Organization for Victim Assistance) for group intervention. We use Crisis Care Chaplaincy by the Southern Baptist Convention for training of chaplains, as well as Psychological First Aid by NCCTS (and others).
Pictures of some of the stress debriefing/disaster response of our team in Cagayan de Oro can be seen at:
Cagayan de Oro Evac Centers
Bukal Life Disaster Response Team with former Senator Dick Gordon, Chairman of the Philippine National Red Cross