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  • Contact HDI | Wheaton
    in finding out more about our programs and services as well as from those interested in collaborating with us Menu Faculty Fellows Who We Work With Locations Contact HDI Wheaton College students or faculty members interested in learning more about HDI educational and research opportunities researchers or organizations interested in partnering with us or groups seeking technical support services are encouraged to contact us Please note that we do not provide direct humanitarian disaster or relief services Address The Humanitarian Disaster Institute Psychology Department Wheaton College 501 College Ave Wheaton IL 60187 Phone 630 752 5104 Email hdi wheaton edu Support If you wish to learn more about how to support the work of the Humanitarian Disaster Institute please contact us by email or at the above address Media Relations One of the ways that HDI serves as a regional national and international resource is by sharing our expertise to help disseminate scientifically grounded information If you are a member of the media and are interested in contacting HDI for recent news information or experts you can contact the Wheaton College Media Relations at 630 752 5015 or Media Relations wheaton edu Wheaton College Campus Information Lodging and Maps Find

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  • Training and Education | Wheaton
    relief and development advocates and professionals Menu Blog About Training Offerings Past Offerings Student Involvement Research Technical Assistance Projects Resources News Training and Educational Offerings HDI is currently working with faith based disaster humanitarian and trauma experts to develop a wide range of lecture series seminars courses conferences and workshops More Lecture Series HDI offers a wide range of lecture series available to Wheaton College students and community members Examples of lecture offerings include panel discussions on disasters and mass traumas as well as global relief and development HDI also works with other campus centers and organizations to co host lecture events that foster interdisciplinary and liberal arts dialogue related to HDI s mission Seminars HDI regularly offer daylong continuing education seminars that address a wide range of disaster and humanitarian challenges including complex trauma disaster mental health church preparedness spiritual and emotional care and humanitarian best practices Seminars are developed to meet the unique needs of professionals in the field as well as develop offerings to enhance student volunteer and community awareness and competence Workshops The Humanitarian Disaster Institute would like to invite faith and community leaders along with others interested in church focused disaster preparedness to the Disaster Ministry Workshop being held at Wheaton College on June 10 12 2014 This workshop will lead to a Certificate of Completion The primary aim of this workshop is to equip pastors and church leaders to be able to lead their congregations in developing effective disaster ministries Workshop participants will learn how churches can make their members and communities more disaster resilient the theology behind church engagement in disasters specific plans programs and resources to help your church become disaster ready global models of church based disaster resilience and much more Learn more about this workshop and certificate of completion program

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  • Offerings | Wheaton
    Annual Disaster Ministry Conference Hold the Date June 8 11 2015 Presented by the Humanitarian Disaster Institute at Wheaton College Keynote speaker Philip Yancey Earn a Certificate of Completion in Disaster Ministry by attending this 2 day conference on June 9 10 2015 A pre conference workshop will be offered on June 8 on How to Start a Disaster Ministry A post conference workshop will also be offered on Spiritual

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  • Past Offerings | Wheaton
    more information or to discuss being a sponsor see below you may contact any of the following David Boan David boan wheaton edu Sheryl Haw director micahnetwork org Bishop Efraim Tendero bishopef pceconline org Sponsor Information This program is partly subsidized by grants in order to make it possible for a select group of pastors serving the poorest of the poor in the Philippines to attend for free Sponsorships are requested to help with a matching grant opportunity and to assist with follow up training and related programs Suggested sponsorship amounts are Attendee Sponsor cover the cost for a person to attend the program US 250 per person Program Sponsor US 1 000 Underwriting Sponsor US 5 000 or more Sponsors may contribute funds to the PCEC Wheaton College or Micah Network Funds contributed to Wheaton College are applied to a matching grant Shelter In Place Traning The Humanitarian Disaster Institute is collaborating with FEMA to offer a shelter in place training opportunity for congregations and faith based organizations This event will be held June 27 2013 10 00 a m noon at Wheaton College at the Billy Graham Center room 134 Shelter in place is a protective measure and an appropriate response to a number of natural and man made disaster situations Whether the circumstance is a chemical spill severe weather or a radiological event shelter in place is an option that should be considered Shelter in place however is not a one size fits all remedy and many variables such as geographical and environmental conditions available staff and resources onsite visitors and activities and communication capabilities affect the successful accomplishment of this option This workshop trains facilitators from local congregations communities businesses nonprofit organizations and government who then return to their respective groups with the resources needed to lead fellow members through shelter in place issues and problem solving The approach builds on the understanding that people are more resilient and better able to deal with emergencies when they have an opportunity to think about the issues they would face in advance and figure out what can be done to resolve the obstacles This event is being offered free of charge To register please email linda bretz wheaton edu 2013 Disaster Leadership Workshop The Humanitarian Disaster Institute would like to invite faith and community leaders along with others interested in church focused disaster preparedness to the Disaster Leadership Workshop being held at Wheaton College on June 4 7 2013 This workshop will lead to a Certificate of Completion The primary aim of this workshop is to equip pastors and church leaders to be able to lead their congregations in developing effective disaster ministries Workshop participants will learn how churches can make their members and communities more disaster resilient the theology behind church engagement in disasters specific plans programs and resources to help your church become disaster ready global models of church based disaster resilience and much more Learn more about this workshop and certificate of completion program Symposium

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  • Student Involvement | Wheaton
    gained in the classroom with the application to specific projects and the use of methods in a real world situation Student Mentoring HDI is dedicated to mentoring students and to student personal spiritual and professional development HDI is intentional in creating mentoring opportunities and experiences such one on one small group and campus mentoring activities Overall mentoring is a key aspect of and is integrated across HDI activities including student research faith and learning and experiential learning opportunities Student Research HDI believes that research training is an important part of student education which can not only enrich their educational experience but also make unique contributions to expanding the role of the church such as learning how to write grants that will bring new and needed resources into underserved communities and regions Using program development skills to evaluate and improve or create new strategies approaches and programs to help those in need is another example Students are engaged in HDI research through Dissertation Research HDI supports dissertations in the area of humanitarian disasters Examples of research topics include disaster recovery spirituality and trauma violence and the role of faith based organizations in community resilience Student Initiated Research Students may initiate projects in their own areas of interest when such interests are linked to the global aims of HDI Examples of student initiated projects include a gender violence project in the Democratic Republic of Congo review of spirituality and trauma and best and promising faith based practices for addressing human trafficking HDI Grants and Contracts HDI acquires grants and contracts in the areas of domestic and international relief and development These are intended in part to create opportunities for students to engage in using their skills in real world problem solving In some cases students and student teams will work within the

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  • Research | Wheaton
    Books Book Chapters Articles Conference Presentations Technical Assistance Projects Resources News Basic and Applied Research HDI s research is both basic as in the role of faith in trauma recovery and applied as in identifying best practices in preventing gender violence and the conditions for adoption in other settings Research Focus and Areas of Expertise HDI studies a diverse range of humanitarian disaster issues from natural disasters to armed conflicts HDI researchers also conduct research across the life cycle of humanitarian disasters from pre event vulnerabilities to post event community recovery and development HDI s areas of humanitarian disaster research expertise include mental health public health ministry political and international relations relief and development health economics and urban and environmental policy Approaches to Research HDI utilizes both basic research and applied research approaches Basic research e g epidemiological studies carried out by HDI researchers contributes to new insights and scientific knowledge about humanitarian disasters HDI also utilizes applied research approaches e g community based participatory research to studying humanitarian disasters often engaging and empowering communities in the process to find real life tangible solutions to complex challenges Across approaches HDI leverages current and cutting edge technologies such as GIS and mobile applications to enhance their capabilities Dissemination of Research HDI holds to the ideal that if research is to make a difference it must be communicated HDI is committed disseminating research findings in useful ways to public religious policy and scientific communities HDI researchers share their findings through publications e g articles books briefings presentations e g professional and community presentations and resources e g technology tools From grassroots leaders to policy and decision makers HDI strives to equip the church and society with the latest knowledge and findings available to improve understanding and to mobilize responses to humanitarian disasters

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  • Grants and Contracts | Wheaton
    ministry Funded by Lloyd Trust Foundation Boan D Aten J 2013 Global System for Church based Disaster Resilience Funded by Maclellan Foundation Aten J D Boan D 2013 Faith based public health preparedness Funded by Cook County Department of Public Health Boan D Aten J D 2012 2014 Building Faith based Organizational and Local Capacity for Disaster Psychosocial Care in Japan Equipping the Japan Evangelical Association to Support Local Churches after the Tsunami Funded by World Relief Aten J D 2012 2013 Development and evaluation of a disaster chaplain mobile app Wheaton College Aldeen Grant Boan D Aten J D 2012 2013 Building Capacity for Clinical Care of Child Restaveks in Haiti Funded by Equitas Group Aten J D Boan D 2012 2013 Trauma care of refugee families in DuPage County Funded by Grainger Company Kang E 2012 Exploratory Collaborative with Faith Based HIV AIDS Programming in Kali Basti West Delhi with Emmanuel Hospital Association Funded by Aldeen Grant Wheaton College Davis W Mangis M Boan D Aten J D 2011 2012 Assessment and redesign of frontier mental health services in Phillips County Montana Agency Health Resources and Services Administration Aten J D Boan D 2012 Review of the Research

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  • Books | Wheaton
    A Sourcebook Eugene Cascade Books Joireman S F 2011 Where There is No Government Enforcing Property Rights in Common Law Africa New York Oxford University Press Amen M Toly N J McCarney P Segbers K Eds 2011 Cities and International Relations New Sites and Actors in Global Politics London Ashgate Aten J Walker D under contract Eds Treating trauma in Christian counseling and psychotherapy Downers Grove IL InterVaristy Press Walker

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