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Welcome to the 2021 Webinar
Resources Page 

This page includes links to videos and PDFs and other resources provided by presenters at both the "Caring in Crisis: Tuesday Briefs webinar series and
"Love Your Neighbor in Times of Crisis" from St. Luke's United Methodist Church's "Wednesday Night Alive".
Resources will be added as each series progresses so come back often!

Love Your Neighbor In

Times of Crisis Videos

January 27, 2021

The Housing and Economic Crisis

Rev. Jeff Jaynes

Restore Hope Ministries, Tulsa, Oklahoma

February 3, 2021

Critical Legal Services for Disaster Survivors 

Christa Figgins

Legal Aid Services of Oklahoma

February 10, 2021

The Crisis of Domestic Violence 

Lauren Norcom

Oklahoma District Åttorneys Council

February 24, 2021

Suicide Prevention: Offering Hope

Shelby Rowe

National Suicide Prevention Resource Center

March 3, 2021

Perspectives from a Local Pastor

Rev. Josh Attaway

St. Luke's United Methodist Church

Edmond Campus Pastor

March 10, 2021

Alzheimer's Disease and Dementia

Erin Powell

Alzheimer's Association, Oklahoma Chapter

March 17, 2021

Personal and Family Disaster Preparedness

Kaylinn Young

Catholic Charities, Oklahoma City Archdiocese

March 24, 2021

Perspectives from a District Superintendent

Rev. Dr. Victor McCullough

Heartland District Superintendent

Oklahoma Conference of the United Methodist Church

Tuesday, February 2, 2021, 10:00 am – 11:00 am Central

Shroud of Grief: The Cost of Cumulative Sorrow

Care leaders often bear the weight of accumulating grief within their communities as well as from their own personal circumstances. In this session, experienced faith leaders discuss this unique kind of suffering as well as strategies for addressing its impact.

Facilitators: Rev. Pam Holt, Regional Minister, Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) in Oklahoma and Rev. Mary Gaudreau Hughes, Executive Director, Crisis Care Ministries


Grief Vs. Depression: What You Need to Know and When to Seek Help

Selected Bibliography

SAMHSA and CDC Resources

Disaster Emotional and Spiritual Care Resources

Tuesday, February 9, 2021, 10:00 am – 11:00 am Central

The Early Days Following an Oklahoma Disaster

Facilitators: Mary Jane Coffman, Disaster Program Manager, and Johnnie Munn, American Red Cross of Kansas and Oklahoma; Laurie Fried, Emergency Disaster Services Director, Salvation Army, Arkansas-Oklahoma Division


Tuesday, February 16, 2021, 10:00 am – 11:00 am Central

Long-Term Disaster Recovery in Oklahoma

Facilitators: Kaylinn Young, Catholic Charities, Archdiocese of Oklahoma City and Laurie Fried, Emergency Disaster Services Director, Salvation Army, Arkansas-Oklahoma Division

Link to the Recorded Webinar


Tuesday, February 23, 2021, 10:00 am – 11:00 am Central

Alzheimer's and Dementia: 10 Warning Signs

Alzheimer’s and other dementias cause memory, thinking and behavior problems that interfere with daily living. This program will help people recognize common signs of the disease and know what to watch for in themselves and others.

Facilitator: Dr. Laura Garrett, Alzheimer's Association, Oklahoma Chapter

Planning Ahead for Legal Matters

Oklahoma PREPARE Advance Directive

10 Early Signs and Symptoms of Alzheimer's

 Monthly Educational Calendar 

Community Resource Finder -

Current Virtual Dementia Caregiver Support Groups 

24/7 Helpline 1.800.272.3900

Tuesday, March 2, 2021, 10:00 am – 11:00 am Central

Providing Support to Your Community After a Traumatic Loss

As communities experience deaths due to traumatic events, there are many ways faith communities can respond and provide stabilization from the onset until the crisis subsides. Faith participation is critical and there are many roles for these events.         

Facilitator: Julie Geddes, Sr. Prevention Program Field Representative, Oklahoma Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services

Community Postvention 24 First 24 Hours Plan


Anadarko Crisis Management Team Roles

PowerPoint Presentation

Tuesday, March 9, 2021, 10:00 am – 11:00 am Central

Personal and Family Disaster Preparedness

While Oklahomans are not new to disasters and the many community impacts, we often normalize the severe weather seasons in our state and find ourselves under prepared. This session will offer an overview of disaster preparedness through resources created and developed in Oklahoma by Oklahoma disaster workers. We will cover basic emergency planning, document and identification storage, storm shelter registration, insurance 101, and the “cycles” of disaster.

Facilitator: Kaylinn Young, Catholic Charities, Archdiocese of Oklahoma City

Surviving a Disaster: Your Road Map to Successful Recovery

Surviving a Disaster: Your Road Map to Successful Recovery - Spanish


Catholic Charities Disaster Services Website

Red Cross Pillowcase Project

Insurance 101

Tuesday, March 23, 2021, 10:00 am – 11:00 am Central

An Overview of Domestic Violence

A brief introductory course designed to identify the definition and dynamics of domestic violence, uncover facts and myths, explain the barriers that prevent victims from leaving an abusive relationship, and navigate approaches to support victims of domestic violence.

Facilitator: Lauren Norcom, Coordinated Community Response Specialist, and Allie Buckholts, DV Resource Prosecutor, Oklahoma District Attorneys Council


Power and Control Wheel

Adverse Childhood Experiences Links:

Leslie Morgan Steiner’s Ted Talk

Tuesday, March 30, 2021 (No brief)


Tuesday, April 6, 2021, 10:00 am – 11:00 am Central

What Emergency Managers Wish Faith Leaders Knew

Facilitator: David Ball, Logan County Emergency Management

Faith-Based Community Preparedness Links (FEMA)

Tuesday, April 13, 2021, 10:00 am – 11:00 am Central

In Good Faith: Why Legal Services are Critical for Disaster Survivors

The vital role of faith community leaders in recognizing issues and referring congregants for help with civil legal problems after disasters. LASO is grateful for funding from Legal Services Corporation via the Midwest Legal Disaster Coordination Project to provide community trainings on this important subject.    

Facilitator: Christa Figgins, Director of Mission Advancement, Legal Aid Services of Oklahoma  

LASO Disaster Legal Services landing page with all tip sheets

Replacing Important Documents After A Disaster

Renters Rights After A Disaster

Hiring a Contractor After A Disaster Tip Sheet

Disaster Insurance Claim Tip Sheet

Tuesday, April 20, 2021, 10:00 am – 11:00 am CST

The Housing and Employment Crisis

Facilitator: Jeff Jaynes, Executive Director, Restore Hope Ministries


Tuesday, April 27, 2021, 10:00 am – 11:00 am Central

Preventing Suicide in Faith Communities: A Conversation about Hope      

Over the past year, the pandemic has brought grief, uncertainty, fear and pain to many of the families in our communities, and studies are showing a sharp increase in self-reported rates of depression and thoughts of suicide. In this webinar, we will discuss root causes of suicide, and how faith communities are perfectly positioned to be beacons of hope in these dark times.

Facilitator: Shelby Rowe, Program Manager, Suicide Prevention Resource Center


(Schedule change)

Tuesday, May 4, 2021, 10:00 am – 11:00 am Central      

Increasing Your Racial Justice IQ

Facilitator: Rev. Bessie Hamilton, Coordinator of Multi-Ethnic Initiatives, Oklahoma Conference of the United Methodist Church

Tuesday, May 11, 2021, 10:00 am – 11:00 am CST

What Faith and Community Leaders Need to Know about 211        

Facilitator: Ashlie Casey, Director, 211 of Eastern Oklahoma, Part of Community Service Council of Oklahoma

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