Blog

The PS Centre blog will profile a diverse range of voices in and around the Movement. They may not necessarily reflect the views of the IFRC and the PS Centre itself.

If you have an idea for a topic for the blog or would like to become a contributor, please contact communications officer, Louise Juul Hansen: luhan (@) rodekors.dk

BLOG: Reflections in the field #3

tsunami-affected communities in the Tohoku region in Japan

The PS Centre has asked Jolie Wills, Psychosocial Knowledge Sharing and Research Advisor for New Zealand Red Cross, to share her experiences in and impressions of psychosocial recovery work with the readers of the PS Centre’s website. Purpose and potted plants In exploring how we support those working in disaster recovery, I visited tsunami-affected communities… Read more »

BLOG: Reflections in the field #5

911 Memorial at the site of the World Trade Center

The PS Centre has asked Jolie Wills, Psychosocial Knowledge Sharing and Research Advisor for New Zealand Red Cross, to share her experiences in and impressions of psychosocial recovery work with the readers of the PS Centre’s website. The pain of discounted realities Thirteen years since that fateful September day, I find myself in New York… Read more »

BLOG: Reflections in the field #2

eucalypts

The PS Centre has asked Jolie Wills, Psychosocial Knowledge Sharing and Research Advisor for New Zealand Red Cross, to share her experiences in and impressions of psychosocial recovery work with the readers of the PS Centre’s website. Rejuvenating eucalypts – an analogy for human recovery? No reading and research can ever prepare you for the… Read more »

BLOG: Reflections in the field #4

outdoor cinema

The PS Centre has asked Jolie Wills, Psychosocial Knowledge Sharing and Research Advisor for New Zealand Red Cross, to share her experiences in and impressions of psychosocial recovery work with the readers of the PS Centre’s website. Creative energy and creative minds When I meander around Christchurch, New Zealand, I begrudgingly notice how the physical… Read more »

BLOG: What I learned about staff support #4

The PS Centre has asked long-time roster member Gordy Dodge, Ph.D., LP to share his reflections, observations and recommendations from 25 years of experience in domestic and international disaster work with the readers of the PS Centre’s website. In the final blog post in our series about care for staff and volunteers, Gordy Dodge reflects… Read more »

BLOG: What I learned about staff support #3

The PS Centre has asked long-time roster member Gordy Dodge, Ph.D., LP to share his reflections, observations and recommendations from 25 years of experience in domestic and international disaster work with the readers of the PS Centre’s website. In the third blog post in our series about care for staff and volunteers, Gordy Dodge reflects on… Read more »

BLOG: What I learned about staff support #2

staff eating dinner

The PS Centre has asked long-time roster member Gordy Dodge, Ph.D., LP to share his reflections, observations and recommendations from 25 years of experience in domestic and international disaster work with the readers of the PS Centre’s website. In the second blog post in our series about care for staff and volunteers, Gordy Dodge reflects on… Read more »

BLOG: What I learned about staff support #1

The PS Centre has asked long-time roster member Gordy Dodge, Ph.D., LP to share his reflections, observations and recommendations from 25 years of experience in domestic and international disaster work with the readers of the PS Centre’s website. In the first blog post in a series of four, Gordy Dodge discusses how the responsibility for good… Read more »