Member care is the ongoing investment of resources by sending groups, service organizations, friends, colleagues, and workers themselves, for nurture, development, and strategic impact.
Resources for supporting staff and their organizations in mission and across sectors–humanitarian, development, peace/security, etc.
A growing domain of study, research, and practice, promoting equitable, quality mental health and wellbeing for all persons and peoples
Featured Resources 2021
(See All Archives HERE)
1. Member Care
Global Member Care Updates:
–Supporting Chinese Cross-Cultural Workers (May 2021)
–OCD: Hope and Healing for Ourselves and Others (April 2021)
–Global Trends: Applications for Mission/Member Care (March 2021)
–Sojourning with Prayer and Praise (February 2021)
–Blessing the Planet–Blessing the Peoples (January 2021)
–Persecution Pandemics (December 2020)
—Integrating Asian Christian Counselling in Missions
4th Asian Christian Counselling Virtual Conference (9-11 September 2021)
—Member Care: Core Skills. Six Session Webinar Series
Link Care Foundation (3 June–4 November 2021)
—Living Our Values: Care, Culture, and Power in Aid Organisations
(20-21 May 2021 online, free) CHS Alliance
–Leading Wellbeing: How to Empower Healthy, Happy, and Productive People.
(March 2021, e-book) DiasterReady
–We are remembering with gratitude John J. Ratnukumar (JJ) who passed on 18 January 2021.
JJ is beloved by many, a member care pioneer and advocate in India and beyond. See Tributes page.
–Stress and Trauma in Mission: Lessons from the Humanitarian Sector (webinar)
Kelly and Michele O’Donnell; 22 August 2020; video version and power point
2. Global Integration
See Global Integration Overview
Global Integration Updates:
–Tracking Important News: Issues, Insights, and Involvements (May 2021)
–World Health Day: Building a Fairer, Healthier World (April 2021)
–Global Trends: Perspectives and Priorities from the Sectors (March 2021)
–Covid Care: Reflections and Resources for Wellbeing (Feb. 2021)
–The State of the Planet: Our Suicidal War on Nature (January 2021)
–Genocide: Bearing Witness (December 2020)
3. Global Mental Health
See MCA GMH-Map website
—Covid Care Resources (2020-2021)
—Global Mental Health: Collaborating for Sustainable Development and Wellbeing (April 2021). O’Donnell, K., Eaton, J., & Lewis O’Donnell, M. A revised version is in press, avialable June/July 2021: Congress, Takooshian, & Osborn (Eds.), Behavioral Science and Health in the Global Arena.
—Mental Health and Trauma (video, 11 brief segments). Lausanne Global Classroom (29 March 2021)
4. Global Integrity
See Global Integrity Day, 9 June 2021
–The theme for this year is Corruption and Poverty. This special, annual day is a time to reflect, teach, and collaborate to integrate integrity into all we do and who we are. Projects, organizations, and networks are invited to endorse it.
–O’Donnell, K. (2020). Ten resources for integrity and anti-corruption: Moral resilience and relevance for the Church Mission Community. Lausanne-WEA Global Integrity and Anti-Corruption Network.
- GMH MapOur Global Mental Health-Map site (GMH-Map) lists key resources for Global Mental Health (GMH) in order to better understand and navigate the GMH domain and find relevant ways for connecting and contributing. It is also very pertinent for member care and for the largely undeveloped area of “mental health as mission.” We…
- GMH Training: PublicationsTen GMH overview articles over the past 10 years. The latest, April 2021: GMH–Collaborating for Sustainable Development and Wellbeing. O’Donnell, Eaton, Lewis O’Donnell.
- GMH Training: PresentationsWe share some examples of the GMH-related presentations we have done over the past ten years in graduate schools, conferences, and special events. More presentations are listed in the Global Integration section (GI Seminars) –GMH and WHO: Reflections and Resources for Colleagues Across Sectors. Harvard Program in Refugee Trauma (20 April…
- Living in Integrity Confronting CorruptionGlobal Integrity Day is a positive day to reflect, teach, and collaborate on ways to integrate integrity in all we do throughout the entire year. It is also a strategic day…Read more on the website.
- Presentations–Kelly/MicheleHaving fun with friends in France (June 2007) on the 40th anniversary of the Monterey Pop Festival. “All we are saying… is give peace, probity, and good practice a chance… and prioritize the good news ad majorem Dei gloriam!” MCA Learning Platform Examples of Presentations 2009-2021 Kelly O’Donnell, PsyD and…
- Peace-Security-Justice Materials from MCA“Promote just, peaceful, and inclusive societies.” SDG 16 –State of the Planet: Our Suicidal War on Nature, Global Integration Update, January 2021; –Genocide: Bearing Witness…Global Integration Update, December 2020; –Peace, Justice, Inclusion, and Strong InstitutionsGlobal Integration Update, December 2019 —Health for Peace: Contributions from Peace Psychology(presentation 7 November, video HERE)Geneva Peace…
- COVID Care ResourcesCovid Care: Promoting and maintaining mental health, resilience, and wellbeing for all persons and peoples (ranging from informal to formal services, guidance, and policies, local through global) during the multi-faceted challenges of COVID-19 and beyond.
- Multi-Sectoral MCMember Care in the Multi-Sectoral Context Examples to Support Your Work in Member Care and Mission What is Multi-Sectoral Member Care (MS-MC)? –MS-MC involves mutual learning-support-resources from connecting and contributing across sectors (e.g. humanitarian sector, health sector, development sector, etc.). How do other sectors promote the wellbeing and effectiveness of…
- MCA BooksSince the 1980’s, the O’Donnells have contributed their thought leadership in Global Member Care and made them available for easy download and listening. Doing Member Care Well: Perspectives and Practices from Around the World (2002). All or parts of this book (50 chapters and over 60 authors in the original…