Building Community             Resilience         and Self-Reliance                                                       ...
GFSC provides mentoring, methods,and materials to strengthen communityresilience in times of crisis and change.     Global...
Rebuilding Social Networks What is important: •   After a community crisis, rebuilding social networks     is as critical ...
Local Resources… •   Group facilitators—and all those who help build a     community—are an untapped resource in     respo...
Strengthening Local Capacity •   Local communities retain capacity to respond to     crisis—and local leaders & facilitato...
How GFSC Can Help GFSC has a model that helps facilitators think and   act effectively: •   It is based on a social learni...
Key Points of GFSCCrisis to Resilience Model •   Crisis > Change > Choice •   Learning as a community •   Understanding ef...
Crisis                                                    A symbol for crisis                                             ...
What is Resilience?•   The ability to face internal or external crisis and not only    effectively resolve it but also lea...
Building Community ResilienceCrisis > Change                                                                              ...
Crisis > Change > Choice                                                                                             Resil...
Building Community Resilience:          Stages and Strategies                                                             ...
GFSC Global Applications•   Medical personal in Taiwan Earthquake•   Profesional Facilitators after Hurricane Katrina•   C...
Contact GFSCwww.globalfacilitators.orginfo@globalfacilitators.org      Global Facilitator Serving Communities, Inc. © 2012...
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Global Facilitators Serving Communities was founded in 2002 as a 501c3 organization to support local efforts in facilitating sustainable change in communities and organizations in crisis. Their work has spanned a global reach in the United States, China, the Philippines and Latin America. Their impact has helped in Katrina in New Orleans, hurricanes and tornadoes in Asia and environmental disasters in Latin America. Contact them at info@globalfacilitators.org.

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  • All rights reserved. Global Facilitator Service Corps © 2007
  • All rights reserved. Global Facilitator Service Corps © 2007
  • All rights reserved. Global Facilitator Service Corps © 2007
  • All rights reserved. Global Facilitator Service Corps © 2007
  • Human resilience is the capacity to survive. It is as much about release from the past as about endurance in the present and arrival in the future. [adapted from Barry Unsworth, “Never Far From Dispair” in NY Times Book Review, 29 March 2009]
  • Change is external, causing internal adjustments; learning/rediscovering coping skills; decision-making under stress; evaluating consequences of decisions, for citizens and for communities and responsible leaders, agencies, etc.. Importance of remembering that leaders are also citizens, going through their own process while being responsible for well being of community. Our workshop has techniques to address these issues.
  • What is Community Resilience & Self-reliance? After a crisis, how do you and the community rebound? How does a community find their strengths to help one another and move forward as a community? Crises include: N eighborhood fire local school is vandalized Neighborhood children injured/killed in bus accident Snowstorm cuts the power for days, people freeze to death Local plant/factory closed, putting thousands out of work People displaced by Hurricane Katrina, no permanent, housing, jobs Bridge collapse Earthquakes, mudslides, bush fires, drought Change : Normal will never be the same What resources do we have within our community? What do we need temporarily? How do we rebuild our social infrastructure? How do we help ourselves through the process, allowing us to recognize our losses, figure out what we need and how to get there
  • GFSC - Global Facilitators Serving Communities

    1. 1. Building Community Resilience and Self-Reliance GFSC Board of Directors: Lenny Diamond Timothy KarpoffA 501 C3 non-profit Ximena Corbarizo Marieann Shovlin Global Facilitator Serving Communities, Inc. © 2012. All rights reserved.
    2. 2. GFSC provides mentoring, methods,and materials to strengthen communityresilience in times of crisis and change. Global Facilitator Serving Communities, Inc. © 2012. All rights reserved.
    3. 3. Rebuilding Social Networks What is important: • After a community crisis, rebuilding social networks is as critical as rebuilding the physical environment. • Building a sense of community is as important as helping individuals build their own lives. • Building group resilience is as important as building individual resilience. Global Facilitator Serving Communities, Inc. © 2012. All rights reserved.
    4. 4. Local Resources… • Group facilitators—and all those who help build a community—are an untapped resource in responding to crisis. • Teachers, doctors, pastors, social workers, community elders, and others—all can help rebuild social networks. • Facilitators have important core skills—and they need additional skills for crisis situations. Global Facilitator Serving Communities, Inc. © 2012. All rights reserved.
    5. 5. Strengthening Local Capacity • Local communities retain capacity to respond to crisis—and local leaders & facilitators are in best suited to help strengthen this capacity. • Outsiders have very limited ability to help rebuild social networks. • Outsiders can create a dependence mindset in others—and a rescue mindset in themselves. Global Facilitator Serving Communities, Inc. © 2012. All rights reserved.
    6. 6. How GFSC Can Help GFSC has a model that helps facilitators think and act effectively: • It is based on a social learning • To help groups and communities build resilience and move through crisis to rebuilding and recovery; and • To work alongside and to continue after the work of other crisis intervention organizations. Global Facilitator Serving Communities, Inc. © 2012. All rights reserved.
    7. 7. Key Points of GFSCCrisis to Resilience Model • Crisis > Change > Choice • Learning as a community • Understanding effective and ineffective behaviors • Applying effective leadership styles • Caring for ourselves as we care for others Global Facilitator Serving Communities, Inc. © 2012. All rights reserved.
    8. 8. Crisis A symbol for crisis comprised of “danger” and “opportunity” • present in every change/transition • reactions are normal, natural and necessary • never takes away the ability to make choices Global Facilitator Serving Communities, Inc. © 2012. All rights reserved.
    9. 9. What is Resilience?• The ability to face internal or external crisis and not only effectively resolve it but also learn from it, be strengthened by it and emerge transformed by it, both individually and as a group (Brenson-Lazan, 2003).• Resilience requires:  Personal Development  Interpersonal Development  Vision  Strategic Thinking Global Facilitator Serving Communities, Inc. © 2012. All rights reserved. 9
    10. 10. Building Community ResilienceCrisis > Change • Physical • Psychological External • Social • Spiritual DENIAL Crisis & > INITIAL REACTIONS Internal •Existence •Significance •Options •Resources What’s Next? Global Facilitator Serving Communities, Inc. © 2012. All rights reserved 10
    11. 11. Crisis > Change > Choice Resilient, Self-Reliant Community Crisis DENIAL OPPORTUNITY ? & > INITIAL > REACTIONS DANGER Unintended Consequences Global Facilitator Serving Communities, Inc. © 2012. All rights reserved 11
    12. 12. Building Community Resilience: Stages and Strategies Resilient, Self-reliant s Community tra tegie Associate t ive S Effec Activate Assimilate Accommodate Recovery Stages/Needs Survival Security Autonomy Community Social Climate/ Behaviors Reactive Receptive Proactive Interactive Avoid Abdicate Ineff Automate ectiv e Str ateg Alienate ies Unintended Consequences Global Facilitator Serving Communities, Inc. © 2012. All rights reserved. 12
    13. 13. GFSC Global Applications• Medical personal in Taiwan Earthquake• Profesional Facilitators after Hurricane Katrina• Community Groups in Australian Fires• Refugee Shelters after a Colombian town was buried.• Educators after Landslide in Vargas City, Venezuela• Social Workers after Hurricane Mitch in Nicaragua• First Responders in Los Angeles, California• Typhoon Morakot, Taiwan Global Facilitator Serving Communities, Inc. © 2012. All rights reserved 13
    14. 14. Contact GFSCwww.globalfacilitators.orginfo@globalfacilitators.org Global Facilitator Serving Communities, Inc. © 2012. All rights reserved.

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