MCA Websites

In addition to this website (the main MCA website):

Global Mental Health-Map. This site lists key resources for Global Mental Health (GMH). It provides a “global map for a global movement” in order to help us to better understand and navigate the GMH domain better and find relevant ways for connecting and contributing. The site is part of an ongoing collaborative project to research, compile, and share GMH materials. We welcome your contributions and suggestions in order to make GMH-Map as useful as possible! Be sure to see the brief overview articles that are linked on the site that list key resources in GMH (Psychology International, July 2011, March 2012, March 2014, and June 2015.) as well as the feature ressearch article GMH: A Resource Primer for Exploring the Domain.(International Perspectives in Psychology, July 2012).

Global MCA. This is the site for the Global Member Care book series, with previews, updates, endorsements, etc. The series is designed to further equip the diversity of people with member care responsibility around the world, including leaders, colleagues, professional caregivers, trainers, sending groups, and academic institutions. Underlying all three volumes is the commitment to grow deeply and go broadly as we provide quality services within the mission/aid community and in light of the major challenges affecting the world.

 Volume One: The Pearls and Perils of Good Practice (2011)
Volume Two: Crossing Sectors for Good Practice (2013)
Volume Three: Good Practice for/from All Peoples 

CORE Member Care: Reflections and Resources for Good Practice. This weblog is updated 2 times per month (270+ entries as of October 2015). The thoughts and tools are designed to help us explore the many facets and current issues of member care. The weblog also endeavours to help us all look into our own hearts as we further develop our member care skills. Examples of previous topics: global integration, transparency, resiliency, culture/diversity in international health, safety/protection, MC history, Lausanne 3–member care, global member care, global integration (member care and mental health). Click here for the complete Index. To be notified when there are new entries, go to the top of the blog and type your email into “Follow this Blog.”

Resources for Good Practice: MCA Updates. Monthly updates on special resources to support those with member care responsibility. The Updates are designed to encourage us as learners-practitioners who cross cultures, disciplines, and sectors for good practice. The Updates (75+) are archived on the main MCA website here: http://membercareassociates.org/?page_id=125. It is easy and free to sign up—click on this link to do so: http://eepurl.com/kcuon The archived versions since April 2012 also include a translation tool into 45+ languages.

Reality DOSE: Promoting Health in Mission/Aid Settings. This site offers a practical and thought-provoking article in 12 languages. It explores the crucial topic of personal/systemic health and dysfunction. Additional links connect you with resources for good practice, business ethics, financial stewardship, and accountability. Impunity for the misuse of power is not an option.

**Giants, Foxes, Wolves, and Flies: Managing Life’s Meta-4s. This special web page (on the Reality DOSE website) includes an article about four common areas of struggle and growth for mission/aid personnel (in five languages). It also offers the CHOPS Inventory in seven languages and a few other links for free assessment tools.

Member Caravan: Traveling Together as Learners-Practitioners. This site is oriented for those who are interested/involved in member care and international work in the health care fields, especially graduate students. The materials include interviews, historical quotes on the integration of mental health and missions; articles, training resources, links to other materials, etc. Note: Caravan is also the name of a group of graduate students, professors, and health care people in the Southern California area. They meet regularly to share their personal experiences, discuss mental health issues related to missions and international work, obtain training from experts in the field, and network with other students and professionals. Note; As of 2014 most of the updates are now on the main MCA website.

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