stressandtraumahandbookThe O’Donnells think so anyway (Kelly and Michèle). They wrote recently to recommend it to Brigada participants. Entitled, “Stress and Trauma Handbook: Strategies for Flourishing in Demanding Environments,” it is  edited by John Fawcett (2003), and published by World Vision. Kelly and Michele wrote, “This is a core handbook for our libraries and our work. Its four sections cover stress in organizations, stress research, healthy work settings, and supportive resources. Here are some superb introductory quotes.” Interestingly, the O’Donnells quote the author as saying, “The most stressful events in humanitarian work have to do with the organisational culture, management style and operational objectives of an NGO or agency rather than external security risks or poor environmental factors.” However, the author also concludes, “Strong relationships afford the best protection in traumatic and stressful environments.” Sounds like the agencies of our world have to work harder to get our stuff together. :-) Lord help us. (Thanks Kelly and Michèle.) Get a copy of Fawcett’s book at…

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/188798352X?ie=UTF8&tag=teamexpansiononl&linkCode=as2&camp=1789&creative=390957&creativeASIN=188798352X

If you have trouble with this URL, just click to our online edition at the link below, then click on the picture of the book.

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