Does your industry include workers who operate in highly demanding environments? Increasingly, one unpredictable concern in a number of settings is the threat of violence.
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.
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?
Important components of bioethics are routinely underappreciated in cross-cultural and transnational mental health and psychosocial support (MHPSS) efforts.
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
Mental Health Emergencies and Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder by Dr. Siddharth Ashvin Shah, CEO and Founder, Greenleaf Integrative
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.