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

Member care: 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.

SPECIAL NEWS
Global Integrity Day, 9 June 2020: Moral Lives Matter
Moral care is part of member care. There is no health without moral health.
 This special, annual day is a time to reflect, teach, and collaborate on ways to integrate integrity in all we do throughout the entire year. More information in the above link.
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COVID-19 Resources:
Doing Good: Positive Stories in the Pandemic
Do not grow weary in doing good
Member Care Update, August 2020

Staying the Course in Global Member Care
Protracted pandemics–pervasive problems…and beyond
Member Care Update
, July 2020
See also: Missions in the Age of Coronavirus 
Mission Frontiers, July/August 2020

Managing Stress and COVID-Distress
Faith-based and faith-sensitive resources
Member Care Update, June 2020
See also: Global Transmission–Global Mission: The Impact/Implications of COVID-19 Jason Mandryk, Operation World (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
See also: Spiritual First Aid: A Step-by-Step Disaster Spiritual/Emotional Care Manual (COVID-19 Edition) Humanitarian and Disaster Institute, Wheaton College
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EIGHT RESOURCE AREAS

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

 

 

 

 

 

July–current 2020
Global Integration: Staying Current and Relevant (overview, updated August 2020)
Working Globally Across Sectors: Reflections and Resources for Global Mental Health
Regent University,School of Psychology and Counseling, presentation (11 July 2020)

January-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)
Humanitarian Stress and Trauma, Payap University (7 February 2020)
Wellbeing and Global Mental Health, Payap University and CCF (6, 7 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)

Highlights for 2018-2019–See Featured Resources
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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)
–Doing Good: Positive Stories in the Pandemic (August 2020)
–Staying the Course in Global Member Care: Pandemics–Problems…(July 2020)
–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)
–Keep Persevering: Stories and Strategies in the Pandemic (August 2020)
–The UN at 75–“We the peoples…”: Engaging in UN International Days (July 2020)
–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.
List of presentations (2009-2019) many including audio or video:HERE
Some examples of presentations:
–Working Globally Across Sectors: Reflections and Resources for Global Mental Health
Regent University,School of Psychology and Counseling, presentation (11 July 2020)
Humanitarian Stress and Trauma, Payap University (7 February 2020)
Wellbeing and Global Mental Health, Payap University and CCF (6, 7 February 2020)

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 2018, Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary)
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)
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:

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 (cancelled, 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 and across sectors. We focus on wellbeing for mission, humanitarian, development, peacebuilding, 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
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