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God in the Global Office  <ul><li>Practicing Member Care in Mission and Aid </li></ul><ul><li>Dr. Kelly and Dr. Michèle  O...
Dr. Kelly and Dr. Michèle  O’Donnell  ©2009 <ul><li>This power point is part of an interactive presentation. The purpose i...
The providence of God  has led us all into a new world  of opportunity, of danger, and of duty.  Edinburgh, 1910 United Na...
  Let’s do a quick overview of member care now. Courtesy France Telecom and YouTube. Go to the web link below and watch th...
Member Care--Defined <ul><li>The ongoing  investment of resources  by sending groups, service organizations, and workers t...
Macro Member Care Model--International
Kelly and Michele circa 1987  
A story from Kelly <ul><li>It was a hot, smoggy, summer day, in 1986. I was stuck in (and contributing to!) yet another an...
We moved to Europe, The Netherlands. Our two daughters were born there…  
  And now 22 years later    still sojourning together…
Welcome to Geneva. We provide and develop  ( provelop )   “flows of support”   to mission and aid workers.
We help workers and organizations in underserved populations (unreached people groups).
  In 1993 we began in earnest to travel internationally to meet  mission leaders and new colleagues. We wanted to try to h...
God in the Global Office AND Humans in the Global  Officium <ul><li>God’s global office (demographics) </li></ul><ul><li>+...
Exploring  the Global Office/Officium <ul><li>Ideas for GoGo involvement:  </li></ul><ul><li>Ways to  connect and contribu...
Journeying into  the Global Office/Officum <ul><li>Click on this video module hosted by MediaStorm: Bloodline , by Kristen...
Some statistics to ponder on the Global Office: How big is our parish and our catchment area?  ( Barrett, Johnson, Crossin...
More Statistics  World Health Organization, 2002 <ul><li>over 150 million have depression,  </li></ul><ul><li>25 million h...
Millennium Development Goals go to this site, and click on the eight grayish icons towards the top for a fast overview  ht...
You may want to stay in touch  with this group, among many! United Nations--OCHA Office for the Coordination of Humanitari...
We want to learn and connect  in new and ongoing ways. One final example:  ITVS International Watch “Taking Root” the prev...
OUR WORK IN MEMBER CARE: <ul><li>Training:  developing skills via web resources, conferences, workshops that are geared fo...
Example of  our Training  Christian Medical College Hospital , Vellore, India. Visit them and India via their online “phot...
For your enjoyment, from France via India http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RGQf9dn0pDk
Example of our Consultation Providing counseling at a field conference  Many aid workers met together from a region for on...
Have a look    at this short video clip  <ul><li>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mdOMmJKOsa0 </li></ul>
Example of our Writing Promoting Health and Managing Dysfunction Principles for staying healthy  and safeguarding workers/...
Dealing with dysfunctional    and divergent people… Have a look at this short video clip. <ul><li>http://www.youtube.com/w...
Example of Training, Consulting, and Writing Developing Guidelines for Good Practice Ethical principles and human rights c...
Practicing member care well… Have a look: <ul><li>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3b7QsWeXSSs </li></ul>
Connect and Contribute Core Suggestions for the GoGo <ul><li>Caravan: Travel together with colleagues </li></ul><ul><li>Co...
Other ways to contribute: <ul><li>Member care workers, mission/aid workers, and health care professionals---the opportunit...
Hindrances <ul><li>Debt </li></ul><ul><li>Developmental yearnings and realities </li></ul><ul><li>Distractions </li></ul><...
There are many challenges  There are many hindrances...  And we must cultivate resiliency. <ul><li>http://www.youtube.com/...
God in the Global Office <ul><li>Future Directions :  </li></ul><ul><li>Sending churches, agencies, and sending teams, ten...
More Future Directions for Member Care Workers <ul><li>Trans -Practitioners   </li></ul><ul><li>is a term we have started ...
Climb traveller,  or stiffen slowly on the plain. Irish saying <ul><li>In other words…. </li></ul><ul><li>Cross borders as...
Sirach 2,  circa 200 BC <ul><li>My child, if you are going to serve the Lord,  be prepared  for times when you will be put...
God in the Global Office  <ul><li>Practicing Member Care in Mission and Aid </li></ul><ul><li>Dr. Kelly and Dr. Michèle  O...
<ul><li>Member Care Associates </li></ul><ul><li>Dr. Mich è le Lewis O’Donnell and Dr. Kelly O’Donnell </li></ul><ul><li>C...
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God In The Global Office: Practicing Member Care in Mission and Aid

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Welcome to the Global Office!
**This power point focuses on ways to connect and contribute to the member care field.
**The content is oriented towards those with member care responsibility/interests and especially towards those studying in the health care fields.
**Interwoven into the presentation are several personal experiences from Dr. Kelly and Dr. Michele O'Donnell.
**Have fun exploring the Global Office!
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God In The Global Office: Practicing Member Care in Mission and Aid

  1. 1. God in the Global Office <ul><li>Practicing Member Care in Mission and Aid </li></ul><ul><li>Dr. Kelly and Dr. Michèle O’Donnell ©2009 </li></ul><ul><li>Member Care Associates </li></ul>A Somali woman at the gate of the UNHCR compound prior to registration and admission to a refugee camp in Dadaab, Kenya, October 2008. © Manoocher Deghati/IRIN Used by permission .
  2. 2. Dr. Kelly and Dr. Michèle O’Donnell ©2009 <ul><li>This power point is part of an interactive presentation. The purpose is to help you further connect and contribute to the member care field. It is especially useful for group settings in which discussion and building relationships can occur. There are also notes at the bottom of the slides. The notes can be viewed in the “normal” view mode or in the “notes page” mode. This presentation is narrated and thus many of the slides are linked to an audio file. </li></ul><ul><li>Variations of this presentation have been given in 2009 in the USA at Fuller School of Psychology, Rosemead School of Psychology, Azusa Pacific University, and Regent University. It is oriented towards those studying/working in the health care fields. It is also relevant for people with member care responsibilities and interests. </li></ul><ul><li>Our desire is to encourage graduate students in particular to consider the needs and opportunities to become involved in international and humanitarian-related work. The title “God in the Global Office” reflects a Christian emphasis that sees God at work everywhere (global office) with humans and on behalf of humans. </li></ul>
  3. 3. The providence of God has led us all into a new world of opportunity, of danger, and of duty. Edinburgh, 1910 United Nations Geneva, Switzerland
  4. 4. Let’s do a quick overview of member care now. Courtesy France Telecom and YouTube. Go to the web link below and watch the video (about one minute). You may want to watch it again to figure it out! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2eDt1vzrt2o&feature=PlayList&p=A48F7E0B33C7E225&playnext=1&playnext_from=PL&index=13 Have a look at the three discussion questions in the notes (relating this video to member care).
  5. 5. Member Care--Defined <ul><li>The ongoing investment of resources by sending groups, service organizations, and workers themselves, for the nurture and development of personnel. </li></ul><ul><li>It focuses on every member of the organization, including children and home office staff. </li></ul><ul><li>It includes prevention, development, support, and restoration. </li></ul><ul><li>A core part of member care is the mutual care that workers provide each other. Workers receive it and they give it. </li></ul><ul><li>A key is connecting with resources and people in the local/host community . </li></ul><ul><li>Member care seeks to implement an adequate flow of care from recruitment through retirement . </li></ul><ul><li>The goal is to develop resilience, skills, and virtue, which are key to helping personnel stay healthy and effective in their work. </li></ul><ul><li>Member care thus involves both developing inner resources (e.g., perseverance, stress tolerance) and providing external resources (e.g., team building, logistical support, skill training). </li></ul>
  6. 6. Macro Member Care Model--International
  7. 7. Kelly and Michele circa 1987 
  8. 8. A story from Kelly <ul><li>It was a hot, smoggy, summer day, in 1986. I was stuck in (and contributing to!) yet another annoying traffic jam in Southern California, en route to work. And wondering about my future and life. Out of somewhere deep inside I head a clear voice. It was like an epiphany for me. “You know Kelly,” this internal, reassuring voice said, “you really do not have to stay here in California for your entire life.” These brief, simple words made total sense to me Something shifted. Has something like this ever happened to you? </li></ul><ul><li>At that point I really knew that my dreams to live and work in the “Old World”—Europe—could in fact become a reality. And I knew that there was a good reason why I had adorned the walls of my psychologist’s office with two prominent pieces of photographic art: a picture of a whitewashed cottage in an emerald-colored Irish countryside; and a middle-aged man with a beret riding a bike along a poplar-tree lined country road in France, accompanied by a baguette of bread under his arm and a child on the back of his bike. </li></ul>
  9. 9. We moved to Europe, The Netherlands. Our two daughters were born there… 
  10. 10. And now 22 years later still sojourning together…
  11. 11. Welcome to Geneva. We provide and develop ( provelop ) “flows of support” to mission and aid workers.
  12. 12. We help workers and organizations in underserved populations (unreached people groups).
  13. 13. In 1993 we began in earnest to travel internationally to meet mission leaders and new colleagues. We wanted to try to help form networks of member care workers in different nations, regions, and people group clusters. We are especially fond of South Asian clothes. 
  14. 14. God in the Global Office AND Humans in the Global Officium <ul><li>God’s global office (demographics) </li></ul><ul><li>+ humans’ global officium (duty) </li></ul><ul><li>= working with God internationally </li></ul><ul><li>In the terms of the educational philosophy of Ignatius Loyola (1491-1556): </li></ul><ul><li>Eruditio (learning) </li></ul><ul><li>Probitas (virtue) </li></ul><ul><li>Officium (duty) </li></ul>
  15. 15. Exploring the Global Office/Officium <ul><li>Ideas for GoGo involvement: </li></ul><ul><li>Ways to connect and contribute </li></ul><ul><li>as graduate students, </li></ul><ul><li>mental health professionals, </li></ul><ul><li>and Christians who are leaders </li></ul>
  16. 16. Journeying into the Global Office/Officum <ul><li>Click on this video module hosted by MediaStorm: Bloodline , by Kristen Ashburn. </li></ul><ul><li>Topic: the impact of HIV/AIDS </li></ul><ul><li>(it is 12 and a half minutes) </li></ul><ul><li>”… you must be brave…” </li></ul><ul><li>http://mediastorm.com/0012.htm </li></ul>
  17. 17. Some statistics to ponder on the Global Office: How big is our parish and our catchment area? ( Barrett, Johnson, Crossing, 2008, IBMR; and Jaffarian 2008, IBMR) <ul><li>6.84 billion humans, 2.27 billion Christians, about 1.4B Muslims, about 1.1B Roman Catholics, about 385M Protestants </li></ul><ul><li>About 1 billion urban slum dwellers </li></ul><ul><li>11.8 million national workers </li></ul><ul><li>458,000 “foreign missionaries” </li></ul><ul><li>Many Christian “workers” do not fit into these two broad categories </li></ul><ul><li>91% of all Christian outreach and evangelism targets other Christians </li></ul><ul><li>The growing majority of Christians in the global South and decline in the global North </li></ul><ul><li>North America 2005:About 42K long term missionaries, about 150K S-T mis, about 1.5M people on S-T mission trip participants in USA; North Americans help support 88K non-NA missionaries </li></ul><ul><li>Annual church embezzlements exceed the cost of all foreign missions around the world </li></ul><ul><li>***** </li></ul><ul><li>Stats quoted in People In Aid Human Resources Handbook (2004) : </li></ul><ul><li>Concerning Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs): </li></ul><ul><li>In 2000 there were an estimated 37K+ NGOs, 19M+ NGO-related workers </li></ul>
  18. 18. More Statistics World Health Organization, 2002 <ul><li>over 150 million have depression, </li></ul><ul><li>25 million have schizophrenia, </li></ul><ul><li>50 million have epilepsy, </li></ul><ul><li>over 100 million have drug or alcohol use disorders. </li></ul><ul><li>**Member care workers with appropriate backgrounds can help to further equip mission/aid workers to support people and communities in need of help with due regard for cultural contexts. </li></ul><ul><li>** See the 12 case studies in the WHO special report on how mental health has been integrated into primary health care systems in different countries (e.g., India, Iran, South Africa, Brazil). The report also outlines skills needed to help people with mental disorders. </li></ul><ul><li>www.who.int/mental_health/policy/Mental%20health%20+%20primary%20care-%20final%20low-res%20120109.pdf </li></ul><ul><li>**The WHO Mental Health Atlas (2005) is another free resource: www.apps.who.int/globalatlas/default.asp </li></ul>
  19. 19. Millennium Development Goals go to this site, and click on the eight grayish icons towards the top for a fast overview http://www.endpoverty2015.org <ul><li>End Poverty and Hunger </li></ul><ul><li>Universal Education </li></ul><ul><li>Gender Equality </li></ul><ul><li>Child Health </li></ul><ul><li>Maternal Health </li></ul><ul><li>Combat HIV/AIDS </li></ul><ul><li>Environmental Sustainability </li></ul><ul><li>Global Partnership </li></ul>
  20. 20. You may want to stay in touch with this group, among many! United Nations--OCHA Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs http://ochaonline.un.org/AboutOCHA/tabid/1076/Default.asp
  21. 21. We want to learn and connect in new and ongoing ways. One final example: ITVS International Watch “Taking Root” the preview and parts of the film ”Follow Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Wangari Maathai in her quest to reclaim her land and her culture through the simple act of planting trees. This direct action has fostered community solidarity, environmental literacy and political resolve that helped to bring down Kenya's 24-year dictatorship.” http://www.pbs.org/independentlens/takingroot/previewpop.html http://www.pbs.org/independentlens/takingroot/film.html
  22. 22. OUR WORK IN MEMBER CARE: <ul><li>Training: developing skills via web resources, conferences, workshops that are geared for the diversity of member care workers and settings </li></ul><ul><li>Consultation: working with leaders and staff to improve organizational health, personnel development, staff adjustment, family life, conflict resolution, trauma care, practitioner affiliations etc. </li></ul><ul><li>Writing: authoring new materials and encouraging others to write materials in different languages </li></ul><ul><li>Note: To read the short interview with us about our background and work, go to the Member Caravan site in the “Interviews” section </li></ul><ul><li>http://sites.google.com/site/membercaravan/ </li></ul>
  23. 23. Example of our Training Christian Medical College Hospital , Vellore, India. Visit them and India via their online “photo album”. http://cmch-vellore.edu/t_main.asp
  24. 24. For your enjoyment, from France via India http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RGQf9dn0pDk
  25. 25. Example of our Consultation Providing counseling at a field conference Many aid workers met together from a region for one week. A great place usually to provide lots of services
  26. 26. Have a look at this short video clip <ul><li>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mdOMmJKOsa0 </li></ul>
  27. 27. Example of our Writing Promoting Health and Managing Dysfunction Principles for staying healthy and safeguarding workers/senders in light of personal/organizational dysfunction. ‘ Wise” doves inside “innocent” serpents
  28. 28. Dealing with dysfunctional and divergent people… Have a look at this short video clip. <ul><li>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y_b3A9acHag </li></ul>
  29. 29. Example of Training, Consulting, and Writing Developing Guidelines for Good Practice Ethical principles and human rights commitments upgrading the work in member care and mission/aid. Shining light on reality as good practitioners
  30. 30. Practicing member care well… Have a look: <ul><li>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3b7QsWeXSSs </li></ul>
  31. 31. Connect and Contribute Core Suggestions for the GoGo <ul><li>Caravan: Travel together with colleagues </li></ul><ul><li>Conferences: Know and be known </li></ul><ul><li>Credibility: Build upon others contacts and experience </li></ul><ul><li>Cross-culture experience and local opportunities </li></ul><ul><li>Contextual skills </li></ul><ul><li>Contribute to member care---now! (e.g., research) </li></ul><ul><li>Passion: Focus on a couple “global issues” </li></ul><ul><li>Professional training: Get the best you can; diverse </li></ul><ul><li>Perspectives on the World Christian Movement--course </li></ul><ul><li>Pray—cultivate a simple lifestyle of connecting with God </li></ul>
  32. 32. Other ways to contribute: <ul><li>Member care workers, mission/aid workers, and health care professionals---the opportunities and challenges are so diverse! For example, those with mental health backgrounds can offer: </li></ul><ul><li>Assessment, crisis intervention, research, program evaluation, coaching, counseling, family therapy, etc. </li></ul><ul><li>These can be done as part of or in addition to ones usual work, such as internet-based consultations/resources, short-term field visits, or as a career </li></ul>
  33. 33. Hindrances <ul><li>Debt </li></ul><ul><li>Developmental yearnings and realities </li></ul><ul><li>Distractions </li></ul><ul><li>Discouragement </li></ul><ul><li>Diversity—too much </li></ul><ul><li>Others </li></ul>
  34. 34. There are many challenges There are many hindrances... And we must cultivate resiliency. <ul><li>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TbuqKKvcziA&feature=PlayList&p=08EFB21A4F6D12D2&playnext=1&playnext_from=PL&index=4 </li></ul>
  35. 35. God in the Global Office <ul><li>Future Directions : </li></ul><ul><li>Sending churches, agencies, and sending teams, tentmakers etc. </li></ul><ul><li>CEOs/leaders, relief/aid workers </li></ul><ul><li>People movements, persecuted humans, Asian/African etc. workers </li></ul><ul><li>Training, coaching, internet platforms, etc. </li></ul>
  36. 36. More Future Directions for Member Care Workers <ul><li>Trans -Practitioners </li></ul><ul><li>is a term we have started to use. </li></ul><ul><li>It means crossing all types of Borders: </li></ul><ul><li>Crossing Disciplines </li></ul><ul><li>Crossing Sectors </li></ul><ul><li>Crossing Cultures </li></ul><ul><li>Crossing Deserts and comfort zones </li></ul>
  37. 37. Climb traveller, or stiffen slowly on the plain. Irish saying <ul><li>In other words…. </li></ul><ul><li>Cross borders as a trans-practitioner </li></ul><ul><li>to connect and contribute internationally, with issues you are passionate about </li></ul><ul><li>as part of a “caravan” and with God’s help… </li></ul><ul><li>or stiffen slowly on this planet. </li></ul>
  38. 38. Sirach 2, circa 200 BC <ul><li>My child, if you are going to serve the Lord, be prepared for times when you will be put to the test. </li></ul><ul><li>Be sincere and determined . Keep calm when trouble comes. </li></ul><ul><li>Stay with the Lord ; never abandon him, and you will be prosperous at the end of your days. </li></ul><ul><li>Accept whatever happens to you. Even if you suffer humiliation, be patient. Gold is tested by fire, and human character is tested in the furnace of humiliation . </li></ul><ul><li>Trust the Lord, and he will help you. Walk straight in his ways, and put your hope in him . </li></ul>
  39. 39. God in the Global Office <ul><li>Practicing Member Care in Mission and Aid </li></ul><ul><li>Dr. Kelly and Dr. Michèle O’Donnell ©2009 </li></ul>A Somali woman at the gate of the UNHCR compound prior to registration and admission to a refugee camp in Dadaab, Kenya, October 2008. © Manoocher Deghati/IRIN Used by permission .
  40. 40. <ul><li>Member Care Associates </li></ul><ul><li>Dr. Mich è le Lewis O’Donnell and Dr. Kelly O’Donnell </li></ul><ul><li>Consulting Psychologists </li></ul><ul><li>PO Box 142—Les Peupliers </li></ul><ul><li>01170 Cessy— Ain FRANCE </li></ul><ul><li>Telephone +33 450 28 37 65 </li></ul><ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul><ul><li>Weblog: Reflections and Resources for Good Practice </li></ul><ul><li>www.COREmembercare.blogspot.com </li></ul>

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