Light Our Way: A Guide for Spiritual Care in Times of Disaster

This document, by the National Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster, guides disaster relief workers as they assist victims and recover from difficult response efforts themselves. Covers basic concepts and types of spiritual care, long-term recovery, collaboration with mental and emotional health personnel, self-care for providers, and community resiliency and preparedness training. Offers strategies such as listening to a disaster victim tell their story, providing a religious ritual or vigil, offering food and shelter to relief workers, supplying "spontaneous generosity," and more.