Category Archives: Resources

Resource: Community-Based MHPSS in Areas of Mass Violence (MSF)

MSF has published a manual that provides a good basis for psychosocial interventionists responding to man-made crises. It’s basic and intended for coordinators and lay people. Psychosocial and Mental Health Interventions in Areas of Mass Violence: A Community-Based Approach by Kaz de Jong for Medicins Sans Frontieres/ Doctors without Borders. March 2011 I think it would be a useful tool in communicating and psychoeducation, especially for non-mental health colleagues or… Read Article →

Resource: The Peace Corps’ Culture Matters Workbook

I was introduced to this wonderful workbook in one of my University of British Columbia’s Certificate in International Development classes. No matter what you think of the Peace Corps, it’s a great resource. The workbook breaks down culturally driven values and behaviors in American and other cultures. It’s incredibly thorough and yet easy to understand. I most appreciated the self-assessment quizzes and the lists of behaviors that reveal a culturally-determined value. Want to know… Read Article →

Resource: The Psychosocial Support and Child’s Rights Resource Center

I’ve been a little busy developing my own materials for some new work I’ve taken on. It was in the course of this work that I was referred to the Psychosocial Support and Child’s Rights Resource Center.   This organization out of the Philippines has downloadable research articles and practice materials. The materials cover a range of issues facing kids like disaster response, child labor, trafficking, migration, and child protection. Many of the practice tools… Read Article →