It’s important to share what you’ve learned about aid work with others . . .
Ways you can help include:
Send CARDS OR CARE PACKAGES to aid workers in deep field locations. (Click here to choose an aid worker or a location to send your gift.)
Have special SKILLS (yoga, meditation, writing, art therapy, sport therapy, etc.) to help traumatized aid workers discover healthy avenues to contend with their trauma? (Click here to join a list of people eager to offer their specialized skills to aid workers in need.)
Are you a qualified THERAPIST? Sign up here to provide online therapeutic assistance when aid workers are in need. (Click here to join a list of therapists eager to help should an emergency need for therapy arise. You will provide therapy at your usual rate, or - if you would like - even provide occasional sessions free-of-charge as a means of supporting aid workers and, particularly, unpaid/volunteer aid workers.)
Are you a qualified LAWYER? Sign up here to provide pro bono assistance to help traumatized aid workers whose therapy bills are not covered by their employer’s health insurance or whose worker’s compensation claims are denied. (Click here to join a list of lawyers eager to help should the need arise.)
Talk, write, share what you’ve learned about aid work & the effects it can have on aid workers in an effort to EDUCATE the public about this important but often risky work. (Click here to “like” us on Facebook.)
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Join the SUPPORT GROUP & provide much-needed support to aid workers in the field. (Click here to join.)
Implement recommendations provided on this site into your daily life (yoga, meditation, exercise, writing, reading, learning new skills, taking online courses, talking about your experiences & connecting with others who understand, etc.).
Connect with a therapist or other qualified professional to discuss traumatic or other critical incidents you may have confronted, whether they took place years ago or yesterday!
Support a colleague in your office or online, by helping them to know others understand & care.
Connect with staff in the field to learn firsthand from their experience. (Click here to join.)
Ensure you receive proper training pre-deployment for your own safety & well-being.
Understand the local culture & history of any location you go.