Preparing Workforces for Demanding Environments

Preparing Workforces for Demanding Environments

Download [589.25 KB] Does your industry include workers who operate in highly demanding environments? For example, health care, construction, law enforcement, counseling and social work professions have both predictable and unpredictable threats, pressures, and circumstances that create high levels of cumulative stress. Increasingly, one unpredictable concern in a number of settings is the threat of violence. The highest number of ...
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Greenleaf Integrative US AID Infographic

Helping the Helpers

The attached document accompanied Greenleaf's poster session on Helping the Helpers: Structural Resiliency Interventions at USAID. The poster was based on the detailed assessment Stress and Resilience Issues Affecting USAID Personnel in High Operational Stress Environments, conducted by Greenleaf for USAID and completed in 2015. Highlights included discussion of Greenleaf’s methodology, key insights, and specific actionable recommendations for the full deployment cycle and structural umbrella ...
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3 Principles of Effective Staff Care

3 Principles of Effective Staff Care

How can organizations better discern the specific difficulties faced by their staff? How might we fine tune staff care programs so that prevention and intervention both hit the bull’s-eye for diverse needs and mindsets? How might staff care programs for a subsection of staff induce benefits in multiple levels of our organizations and the communities with whom we work? ...
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Ethical Standards for Transnational MHPSS

Ethical Standards for Transnational Mental Health and Psychosocial Support (MHPSS)

Important components of bioethics are routinely underappreciated in cross-cultural and transnational mental health and psychosocial support (MHPSS) efforts. ...
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Addressing Stress in National Staff

Addressing Stress in National Staff

The geographic cure. R&R. Regular alcohol use with compatriots in an end-of-day cathartic ritual. Phone calls to family. Many readers will recognize these NGO worker attempts to deal with humanitarian aid stress. Although these ...
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Preparedness and Response, Greenleaf

Preparedness & Response

Mental Health Emergencies and Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder By Dr. Siddharth Ashvin Shah, CEO and Founder, Greenleaf Integrative Adapted from a chapter in Emergency Public Health: Shah, S.A. (2010). Mental Health Emergencies and Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder. In G.B. Kapur & J.P. Smith (Eds.) Emergency Public Health: Preparedness and Response (pp. 493-516). Boston: Jones and Bartlett Publishers. Abstract From a public health ...
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US Aid Assessment Report

Assessment Report: Stress and Resilience Issues Affecting USAID Personnel in High Operational Stress Environments

This report was commissioned by the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) in line with a heightened recognition that employers working in the humanitarian space need to fortify how they seek to prevent, and intentionally respond to, the psychosocial difficulties many staff are facing. USAID faces challenges that are not unique; increasing workplace stress is part of a larger trend affecting many international humanitarian actors, as well as other high operational stress industries such as hospitals, law enforcement, and even the corporate sector ...
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