Why We Train

Training is a crucial part of our mission at ADRN. By delivering relevant, effective crisis response training to our volunteers, we equip them with the skills and knowledge needed to offer physical, emotional, and spiritual care to those affected by disaster. Through these training efforts, we help to create a network of compassionate and capable individuals in the Church of Greater Austin who are ready to make a positive impact in the lives of those facing challenging times.

Our Training Courses

  • ADRN Volunteer Orientation
  • Disaster Ready: Foundations of Response
  • Crisis Ready: Strengthening Personal Resilience
  • Walking with People in Crisis
  • ADRN Shepherd Onboarding
  • Critical Incident Stress Management Plus
  • Call Center Training
  • Preparedness Peace
  • American Red Cross CPR/First Aid/AED
  • Disaster Assessment Team Training

ADRN Training Catalog

Get details on each course including descriptions, time to complete, and cost.

Training For Disaster Response

Disaster response often calls for specific sets of skills. Caring for those who’ve been impacted by disasters also requires preparation, support, and appropriate training. ADRN Training Courses provide the information, practice, and support volunteers need to serve our neighbors well and bring hope into crisis.

Volunteers trained in Critical Incident Stress Management Plus (CISM+) went door-to-door into the Little Walnut Creek community after a flood to offer emergency help and support.

Skills To Serve At Any Time

ADRN Training Courses also provide skills that apply in many situations outside of disaster response. We can use what we learn in our communities, churches, and families to bring hope into all kinds of difficulties. Volunteer John Clark shares how his ADRN training helped him serve his neighbors.

Other Trainings We Recommend

Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) training equips individuals with the essential knowledge, skills, and resources to effectively respond to emergencies and disasters. Participating in FEMA training will give you a comprehensive understanding of emergency management principles, incident response protocols, and risk assessment techniques.

Before taking a FEMA course, you will need a FEMA Student ID number. You can register for one here: FEMA Student ID System Registration


American Red Cross CPR/First Aid

Equip yourself with life-saving skills in the American Red Cross CPR/First Aid/AED course. Master techniques for Adult/Child/Infant emergencies and gain the confidence to respond effectively to cardiac and breathing crises. Upon completion, receive an American Red Cross certificate valid for two years. More info soon.

Chaplaincy Training

Information coming soon.

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Donations Disclaimer: Gifts to ADRN for a specific disaster response will be used as designated. If a specific disaster response becomes overfunded and identified needs have been addressed, the ADRN Board of Directors will redirect your gift to a similar response effort. All other gifts to ADRN are unrestricted and may be used for any purpose consistent with the mission and vision of ADRN.