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MEMBER CARE ASSOCIATES
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RESOURCES FOR WELLBEING AND EFFECTIVENESS
Supporting Your Work in Member Care and Mission

Managing Stress and COVID-Distress
Faith-based and faith-sensitive resources
Member Care Update, June 2020

Staying Sane during COVID-19
Mental health resources for ourselves, others, and the world
Global Integration Update, May 2020

Confronting COVID-19: “Don’t be afraid”
Resources: updates, guidance, coping
Member Care Update, April 2020

Spiritual First Aid: A Step-by-Step Disaster Spiritual and Emotional Care Manual (COVID-19 Edition) Humanitarian and Disaster Institute, Wheaton College
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What is member care?  In short: supporting staff wellbeing-effectiveness (WE). “Member care is the ongoing investment of resources by sending groups, service organizations, and workers themselves, for the nurture and development of personnel….” See the fuller definition at the end of this page.

1. What’s New?
Staying Updated and Equipped
See also New MCA Publications and Featured Resources

January-May 2020–Things to know…
Global Integration: Staying Current and Relevant (overview, updated June 2020)
Engaging in Humanity Care: Stress, Trauma, and Humanitarian Work
Christian Psychology Around the World (Issue 14, May 2020, pp. 153-167)
COVID-19: Stories of Compassion & Corruption (PETRA People Update, April 2020)
Stories from the Sectors: Desperate Journeys and More (GI Update, March 2020)
See latest updates/overview/stories on migration  in The New Humanitarian
Member Care Centers: Collaborating for Global Impact (MC Update, March 2020)
“Let’s convene regional-global conversations/consultations about MC future directions.”
Connecting Colleagues: Greetings from Chiang Mai (MC Update, February 2020)
Wellbeing for Who? Global Reports from Seven Sectors (GI Update, February 2020)
Following Jesus Globally: Engaging the World through Global Integration
Lausanne Global Analysis (January 2020). Featured in MC Update (January 2020).
Link HERE for a copy of the article with a basic translation tool into 50 languages.
No Turning Back for the World Community…Mental Health and Psychosocial Support in Crisis Situations. Global Insights, Office of International Affairs, APA (January 2020)
Shaping Our Future Together: UN75 Global Conversation (GI Update, January 2020)

10 Highlights: 2018-2019--Things to remember…
1. Global Mental Health: What’s Up? Recent Developments and Directions
Global Insights
, Office of International Affairs, American Psychological Association (June 2019). Click HERE for full version and HERE for overview version. 
2. Into the Communities of Unreached Peoples (MC Update June 2019)
3. Being Faith-Based & Evidence-Based: Lessons-Resources (GI Update May 2019)
4. Doing Member Care Well: Historical Perspectives and Future Directions
(power point, Asia MC Conference, 2 May 2019)
More resources from the conference are in our May 2019 MC Update
5. The Trauma Pandemic: A Global Lens for Global Action
and Partnering as Faith-Based People and Organizations
(presentations and handout, International Trauma Collaborative, 6 April 2019)
6. Transforming Our World: Mental Health Professionals/Sustainable Development Goals (presentation 21 March 2019, CAPS Conference USA) core handouts/22 pages-7. Wellbeing for All: Global Mental Health and the Church-Mission Community
(webinar/video 29/11/18, Lausanne Movement, Global Mental Health/Trauma Network)
8. Humanity Care: Sustainable Development Goals & Church-Mission Community
(presentation 27 November 2018, Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary)
9. Health for Peace: Contributions from Peace Psychology
(presentation 7 November 2018, Geneva Peace Week, United Nations)
Watch the 25 minute video (integrity and moral health for a more whole world)
10. A Summons to a Global Integrity Movement: Fighting Self-Deception and Corruption (article Lausanne Global Analysis, March 2018; copy with translation tool-50 languages)
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2. Global Member Care Updates (archives: 2009–current)
Expanding the Global Impact of Member Care

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The latest update of the Global Member Care Model.                         Seven spheres for wellbeing and effectiveness (WE).

Special News 2020 (examples)
–Managing Stress and COVID-Distress: Faith-based/sensitive resources (June 2020)
–Staying Sane during COVID: Mental Health Resources (May 2020)
–Confronting COVID-19: “Don’t be afraid”–updates, guidance, coping (April 2020)
–Member Care Centers-Hubs: Collaborating for Global Impact (March 2020)
–Connecting Colleagues: Greetings from Chiang Mai (MC Update, February 2020)
–Following Jesus Globally (January 2020)
Index of 120 Issues (10 year anniversary, April 2019)
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3. Global Integration Updates (archives: 2015–current)
Common Ground for the Common Good crossing sectors crop

 

 

 

 

 

Special News 2020 (examples)
–Managing Stress and COVID-Distress: Faith-Inclusive Resources (June 2020)
–Staying Sane during COVID-19: Mental Health Resources (May 2020)
–Confronting COVID-19: “Be smart. Be safe. Be kind.” (April 2020)
–Stories from the Sectors: Desperate Journeys and More (March 2020)
–Global Reports from Seven Sectors (February 2020)
–Shaping Our Future Together (January 2020)
The Essential Review (three year index of GI Updates)
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4. CORE Member Care (weblog)
Reflections, Research, and Resources for Good Practice
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Ten+ years or materials to help us explore member care practice in light of current world events and major issues, look into our own hearts, and consider additional ways to provide and develop resources (300+ entries).
–2018-2019 Topic: Humanity Care. Entries on linking Unreached People Groups and sustainable development (UPGs-SDGs).
–2016 Topic: Global Integrity. 25 entries for exploring many levels of integrity: individual-institutional-international.
–2015 Topic: Global Integrators. 25 entries for leveraging our skills and values on behalf of human wellbeing.
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 5. Books
Following the Flows (1988–current)
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See all our books HERE.
Global Member Care (Volume 1): The Pearls and Pearls of Good Practice
Kelly O’Donnell (2011)–hard copy and electronic version
Global Member Care (Volume 2): Crossing Sectors for Serving Humanity
Edited by Kelly and Michele O’Donnell (2013)–hard copy and electronic version
–Preview (to be compiled with a team of editors):
Global Member Care (Volume 3): Strategies and Stories–All Peoples
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6. Presentations and Training
Equipping Colleagues for Relevance and Resilience
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Note: We are available for presentations and training, in person and remotely.
Some examples of presentations:
Doing Member Care Well: Historical Perspectives and Future Directions
(powerpoint, Asia MC Consultation, 2 May 2019)
The Trauma Pandemic: A Global Lens for Global Action
(plenary, International Trauma Collaborative, 6 April 2019)
Wellbeing for All: Global Mental Health and the Church-Mission Community
(webinar 29 November 2018, Lausanne Movement’s GMH and Trauma Network;
watch the webinar HERE)
Humanity Care: Sustainable Development Goals & Church-Mission Community 
(presentation 27 November, Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary)
Health for Peace: Contributions from Peace Psychology
(presentation 7 November, Geneva Peace Week, United Nations)
Watch the 25 minute video (integrity and moral health for a more whole world)
Global Integration and Global Integrity: Applications for Christians in Leadership
Gordon-Conwell Seminary, USA;  May 2018

Global Integration and Global Integrity: Applications for Mental Health Professionals
George Fox University, USA; March 2017
Sustainable Global Mental Health Development
World Mental Health Day Event, Ecuemenical Centre, Geneva; October 2016
Doing Member Care Well: Past, Present, and Future Perspectives
Middle East Member Care Consultation; September 2016
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7. Global Mental Health-Map (website)
Engaging in Mental Health as Mission
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Materials to orient colleagues from different sectors to the domain of Global Mental Health (GMH). GMH is mission–“mental health as mission.” See the list/links for our core publications to orient colleagues to GMH HERE
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8. More Resources to Support Your Work in Member Care and Mission
See the Getting Connected section (Links):
–Member Care Networks and News
–New Member Care Materials (2017-2018 examples)
–Member Care Materials in Different Languages
–Upcoming Member Care Conferences/Training
Examples:
–Shepherding the Heart of Global Workers
(Singapore MC Consultation, 22-24 April 2020) johntanyh@gmail.com
OM People Care Courses: Cancelled for 2020
More information is available at https://www.om.org/pccourse
–Pastors To Missions Conference (October 2020, USA)
Mental Health and Mission Conference (November 2020, USA)
Asia Member Care Network Consultation
Stories, Strategies, Struggles (19-23 April 2021, Penang, Malaysia)
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What is Member Care? In short: supporting staff wellbeing-effectiveness (WE).
Here is a definition (core description) that we have use and adjusted over the years.
Member care is the ongoing investment of resources by sending groups, service organizations, and workers themselves, for the nurture and development of personnel.

It focuses on every member of the organization, including children and home office staff; and locals, nationals, volunteers who are part of/working with the sending group and organization.
–It includes preventative, developmental, supportive, and restorative care.  A core part of member care is the mutual care that workers provide each other. Workers receive it and they give it. Connecting with resources and people in the local/host community is also key.
–It seeks to implement an adequate flow of care from recruitment through retirement.
–The goal is to develop resilience, skills, and virtue, which are key to helping personnel stay healthy and effective in their work. Member care thus involves both developing inner resources (e.g., perseverance, stress tolerance) and providing external resources (e.g., team building, logistical support, skill training).


Member Care Associates IncMember Care Associates Inc. (MCA) is a Christian non-profit organisation working internationally from the USA and Geneva. We focus on personnel development for mission, humanitarian, development, and health workers and their organizations; global mental health; ethics and good practice; and integrity/anti-corruption. Our services include consultation, training, research, developing resources, and publications, emphasizing those working with vulnerable/unreached peoples.

© 2009-2020 Kelly and Michèle O’Donnell
All header images by/© Michele, Erin, Ashling, or Kelly O’Donnell
MCAresources@gmail.com

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