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Disaster Tip Sheets for NYC Religious Leaders

The Tip Sheets are a free resource to provide New York City’s religious leaders with a basic orientation to the skills and tools they will need in times of crisis. They are to be used for mitigation education and preparedness training orientation or as a quick reference in times of crisis.


On August 8, 2007, NYDIS released a set of fifteen "Disaster Tip Sheets for NYC Religious Leaders." Each one– to four–page tip sheet provides a basic orientation to important information and resources about disaster readiness, response, and recovery issues of key importance to the clergy and religious leaders of New York City's houses of worship and faith communities.

The Tip Sheets are a free resource to provide our religious leaders with a basic orientation to the skills and tools they will need in times of crisis. They are to be used for mitigation education and preparedness training orientation or as a quick reference in times of crisis. Clergy and religious leaders are the first source of communication and leadership in the houses of worship, neighborhoods, and faith communities where they serve.

The Tip Sheets can be downloaded below. If the material is quoted or duplicated in other resources, please acknowledge the source. To view a Tip Sheet, click on the link:


  - Disaster Basics for Faith Communities
 
To download as PDF click here (size: 74kb)
  - The Role of Faith Communities in Disasters
 
To download as PDF click here (size: 58kb)
  - The Disaster Lifecycle: Where Do Religious Leaders Fit In?
 
To download as PDF click here (size: 86kb)
  - Faith Communities & Evacuation Planning
 
To download as PDF click here (size: 79kb)
  - Faith Communities & Disaster Sheltering
 
To download as PDF click here (size: 54kb)
  - How to Use Your House of Worship in a Disaster
 
To download as PDF click here (size: 74kb)
  - Faith Communities & Disaster Volunteerism
 
To download as PDF click here (size: 83kb)
  - Faith Communities & Donations Management
 
To download as PDF click here (size: 105kb)
  - Continuity of Operations Planning: Ministry & Services Post-Disaster
 
To download as PDF click here (size: 67kb)
  - Disaster Spiritual Care
 
To download as PDF click here (size: 68kb)
  - Self-Care for Religious Leaders
 
To download as PDF click here (size: 71kb)
  - Faith Communities & Disaster Mental Health
 
To download as PDF click here (size: 68kb)
  - Trauma Resilience and Harm Reduction in the Community
 
To download as PDF click here (size: 46kb)
  - Disaster Backlash: Bias Crimes & Mitigation
 
To download as PDF click here (size: 68kb)
  - National Faith-Based Disaster Service Organizations
 
To download as PDF click here (size: 41kb)

Our appreciation to the following for their knowledgeable contributions: Ali Gheith (DOHMH), Amanda Lehrer (DOHMH), Amardeep Singh (The Sikh Coalition), Amarjit Singh (United Sikhs), Autumn Brown (NYDIS), Elder Robert Arnold (Presbytery of NY), Herman Schaffer, MSW (NYC OEM), Ken Curtin (FEMA), The Rev. Dr. Martha Jacobs (UCC), Peter B. Gudaitis, M.Div. (NYDIS), Rebecca Hansen (EAD & Associates, LLC), Sister Ruth Wenger (STAR NYC), and Rev. Susan Lockwood (formerly NYDIS). We would also like to acknowledge Annie Grunewald and Annie Grunewald Consulting for their role as our original partners in the creation of these resources.