Here are some of the main materials that we have featured over the past few years. They include member care items as well as other items from different sectors, mostly from the humanitarian/development, human resources, and health/mental health sectors. There are many more resources in the Updates section for Global Member Care (volume two). The materials below have not been organized by year or topic (yet!).
Transforming Our World: The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. United Nations (1 August 2015) This is the final outcome document for the Post-2015 Development Agenda, adopted by the UN General Assembly, September 2015. It includes at the core the 17 sustainable development goals and their 169 targets for social, economic, and environmental development.
Restoring Humanity: Global Voices Calling for Action (September 2015). United Nations. Synthesis Report of the Consultation Process for the World Humanitarian Summit. See also the archives/materials from the Global Consultation in Geneva 14=16 October 2015, en route to the WHS in May 2016 in Istanbul.
Health, Healing, and Shalom: Frontiers and Challenges for Christian Health Missions (2015), edited by Bryant Myers
Ending Extreme Poverty: A Moral and Spiritual Imperative, Statement by various religious organizations, World Bank (April 2015)
Faith-Based Health Care, The Lancet, (7 July 2015) . “An estimated 84% of the world’s population is religiously affiliated. Faith is a powerful force in the lives of individuals and communities worldwide. This Series argues that building on the extensive experience, strengths, and capacities of faith-based organisations (e.g., geographical coverage, influence, and infrastructure) offers a unique opportunity to improve health outcomes.”
Mind the Gaps: Engaging the Church in Mission Care (2015). Trinity MC Team/David Wilson, Editor
Healthy, Resilient, and Effective in Cross-Cultural Ministry: A Comprehensive Member Care Plan (2015), by Laura Mae Gardner
White Paper on Peacebuilding: Perspectives about the Challenges, Opportunities, and Future of Peacebuilding Practice (2014). Geneva Peacebuilding Platform.
World Development Report 2015: Mind, Society, and Behavior (World Bank, Dec 2014). “Development policies based on new insights into how people actually think and make decisions will help governments and civil society achieve development goals more effectively…”
Humanitarian Effectiveness and Staff Wellbeing-–webinar organized by Professionals in Humantarian Assistance and Protection (PHAP), 30 July 2015. (audio and powerpoint available online, including the opening 30 minute presentation by Dr. Alastair Ager, Columbia University)
Suicide and depression resources (links on WHO website)
—Preventing Suicide: A Global Imperative (WHO report, September 2014)
–See also the 5 minute video on suicide) –Living with a Black Dog (animated, creative video to support those who help others with depression; a companion video to I Had a Black Dog)
Mental Health Innovation Network–new website
Thriving in Difficult Places: Member Care for Yourself and Others (2014, three volumes) by Brenda Bosch
Stress Management in Peace Operations, 2015, Maren Rößler and Cord Wiesenthal. (“This study is based on interviews with German civilian experts in international peace missions by the EU, OSZE, and UN and those responsible for human resources in these organizations. The authors Maren Rößler and Cord Wiesenthal investigated which cumulative stress factors in peace missions influence the well-being and motivation of the staff involved and how the stress they experience can be managed by the institutions. The results show that internal factors connected to the mission cause the most stress, but that advice offered by the institutions is primarily focused on the external circumstances relevant to safety concerns.”)
Global Mental Health: Tracking and Trekking Across Sectors, Psychology International, June 2015 (Kelly and Michele O’Donnell)
The Missional Heart of Member Care, International Bulletin of Mission Research, April 2015.(Kelly O’Donnell)
Transcultural Psychiatry (Dec. 2014)–Special journal issue on GMH; free access to the opening editorial, 12 pages with reflections on contributions from GMH and concerns about GMH http://tps.sagepub.com/content/51/6.toc
UN Secretary General’s Synthesis Report on the Post 2015 Agenda for Sustainable Development (4 December, 2014–a crucial document for understanding where the world is heading with a view towards how we might connect/contribute); see the website also: UN Sustainable Development–Knowledge Platform [Update August 2015: See the final version of the UN sustainable development agenda on the UN site, Transforming Our World, released 1 August 2015.]
Global Mental Health:
—Update on core orientation articles–GMH-Map Project (O’Donnell/MCA)
–Tracking and Trekking with GMH–new orientation materials on our GMH-Map website emphasizing GMH conferences (powerpoints/videos)
McKay, L. (2009) Family matters: Self-care for family members of humanitarian workers. Pasadena, CA: Headington Institute. (online training module)
McKay, L. (2011). Building resilient managers in humanitarian organizations: Strengthening key organizational structures and personal skills that promote resilience in challenging environments. London: People In Aid.
GMH: Staying Updated-Crossing Sectors, Spring Conversation Series, O’Neill Institute, Georgetown University. Tuesday 6 May, 13:30-14:30 EST; presenter: Dr. Kelly O’Donnell (Listen live: US/Canada Toll free: 1-866-244-8528 International Toll: 1-719-457-0816 Password: 292140). More details here: http://www.law.georgetown.edu/oneillinstitute/news/KellyODonnell2014.cfm#
Gathering on Mental Health and the Church (Orange County, California, USA 28 March 2014) NAMI, Catholics, and Evangelicals seriously connect on behalf of mental health with an estimated 10,000 people participating in person/online. See the article: Can Churches Separate Mental Illness and Shame? Also see: more reflections by a plenarist; NAMI news; the Event website
New material on Global Integration (GI)–Opportunities for consulting psychologists and other MH colleagues—power point/handout overviewing our work in GI, March 2014)
International Council of Nurses. (2007). Occupational health and safety management programme for nurses. Geneva: Author.[“Nurses are the principal group of health care personnel providing primary health care at all levels and maintaining links between individuals, families, communities and the rest of the health care system. Working with other members of the health care team and other sectors or on their own, nurses explore new and better ways of keeping well, or improving health and preventing disease and disability. Nurses improve equity and access to health care and add quality to outcome of care.” page 7]
Inter-Agency Guide to the Evaluation of Psychosocial Programmes in Humanitarian Crises (UNICEF et al., 2012)
Global Integration–connecting mental health, mission, and member care in the service of humanity (from the CORE Member Care blogsite). “Certainty of death, small chance of success…What are we waiting for?”