Maria Konnikova writes about resilience and the skills that researches say can be learned to acquire it.
Christoph Hensch's insight:
I like this idea of 'resilience can be learned." - In other words, living through adversity, be it endemic to your environment or an acute negative event, doesn’t guarantee that you’ll suffer going forward. What matters is whether that adversity becomes traumatizing.
What did you say about keeping aid workers healthy and safe? Are you curious about how aid organisations could improve the health and safety of their staff? Or about what the World Humanitarian Summit...
By Lynne McCormack in Humanitarian Aid Personnel and Trauma and Growth. Abstract Psychological care of humanitarian personnel exposed to high risk environments is not standardized across the sector. Particularly, returnees experiencing re-integration
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With rising political, economic and environmental instability, a growing number of the world’s citizens are becoming increasingly dependent on international humanitarian organizations for survival. It is estimated that there are well over 200,000 paid humanitarian aid workers, along with thousands of volunteers, providing aid across the globe in the form of poverty and disaster relief operations. These people live and work in some of the most hostile and dangerous regions. And that comes at a very high cost to the aid worker’s physical and psychological well-being.
Christoph Hensch's insight:
Published 4 years ago, but still very much relevant.
Chris Blattman posted an interesting blog recently reflecting on why people get disillusioned with aid work. He argued that the “median development job is insulated from the world.” Cynicism isn’t an irrational reaction to aid work, but “completely sane and correct”. This is a paradox; in a profession dedicated to reducing poverty, almost no jobs…
RECRUIT WELLAID WORKER SECURITY How a top humanitarian organization recruits for conflict 0 Refugees in Uganda register their families with Uganda Red Cross volunteers. How does the ICRC build a pool of talent ready to work in conflict zones?
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The Women on the Move Project is a psychosocial intervention which uses sport and play activities to enable women traumatized by civil war and violence to better cope with daily challenges, increase their self-confidence and improve their future...
The #itaffectsme campaign aims to create a conversation around mental health issues and show just how prevalent they are. Laura Darrell, the woman behind the campaign, explains why it’s so important to her
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