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Global Member Care Network
(GMCN)
December 1st, 2009
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Dear GMCN readers
I want to thank you for all your contribution in November. The launch of the GMCN website has been a great success and responses have been extremely positive and greatful. You know of any good member care resource, including books, job descriptions, centers around the world, downloads, etc... please let us know or blog them on our website. Looking forward to this months postings.

Please also recommend GMCN newsletter by asking people to subscribe http://www.globalmembercare.org/newsletter/user/subscribe.php

Harry Hoffmann




See below this months entries:
- GLOBAL MAP

- RESOURCES
- GLOBAL MEMBER CARE EVENTS



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GLOBAL MAP
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3. EUROPE


Western Europe

- Les Uns Les Autres, France
oneanother.com
Au Service du Corps Pastoral et Missionnaire
Conseil, Consultation, Ressourcement, et Formation
Pour tout renseignement,nhsitez pas nous contacter.
Email:
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Eastern Europe


- Welcome to the Budapest Care Center!
budapestcare.com/default.aspx
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- EUROPEAN OASIS in Vrbovce, Slovakia
Do You Need a Personal Rest and Time with the Lord?*
If you are within reach of our EUROPEAN OASIS in Vrbovce, Slovakia, this
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5. NORTH AMERCIA


- Caring for Others, USA
www.caringforothers.org/contact
What We Offer

Member Care Training
One of our goals as a ministry is to help missionaries improve their skills in caring for each other. We help member care specialists, team leaders, and missionaries on the field who want to learn how to better care for their colleagues.
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- Interaction International
Interaction International
Interaction international is an organization working to meet the needs of TCKs.
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- One Another Ministry International, USA
www.oneanother.com
E-mail: info(at)OneAnother.com
We proclaim the message of Jesus Christ and provideprofessional counseling, consulting, training and resourcing for the development and care of mission organizations and their members, churches on the mission field and their leaders.
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- Life Impact, Oregon USA
Life Impact http://www.lifeimpactministries.net/
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6. AUSTRALIA OCEANIA


- Barnabas Pacific New Zealand

Ministering to Those Who Minister
Barnabas Pacific, Tauranga 3110, New Zealand
Email:barnabaspac(at)yahoo.com
http://www.barnabaspacific.4t.com/aboutus.htm


- Spiritual Growth Ministries New Zealand
http://www.sgm.org.nz Spiritual Growth Ministries also for missionarys.
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RESOURCES
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1. LANGUAGES

Chinese

- Trauma Information Handbook - in Chinese
Trauma Information Handbook - in Chinese
for Sichuan Earthquake Volunteers and Helpers, May 2008
http://www.dawenchina.com/resources/trauma_info_handbook/index.html



- Trauma Resources in Chinese
Booklet for Traumatised Children - in Chinese
written by Tina Hoffmann and Deborah Xu, May 2008 to support Earthquake victims in Sichuan
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Polish / Slovac


- mental health website incl info in Polish Slovac
www.glasgowsteps.com
An  excellent website with information about depression, stress and related problems. More...




2. TOPICS

- Handling Stress Effectively, Free download resource
Handling Stress Effectively: Keeping God at the Center of Life, By Lee Hotchkiss.
A Pastoral Care and Counseling Resource.
barnabas.org/assets/resources/Stress.ppt



- ADHD Resources

Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
Resource List for Teachers

tumainicounseling.net/index.php
Includes Websites which have practical information for teachers who have students with ADHD



- Self-Injury
Self-Injury  Understanding and Responding to It mmct.org/self_injury.php


- For Disaster and Crisis Responders
Psychological First Aid: Field Operations Guide Providers and Researchers
http://www.ptsd.va.gov/professional/manuals/psych-first-aid.asp
National Center for PTSD



- TCK Life
http://www.tcklife.com
" A TCK is a person who grows up in a different culture to that of their parents due to their parents' job. "



- National Center for PTSD
http://www.ncptsd.org
This is the website for the (American) National
 Center for PTSD. It contains a wealth of useful information. More...





4. NEWSLETTERS

- Encouragement Letters, English and Spanish
For Pastors, missionaries, missions agencies, and mks
barnabas.org/letters.php
barnabas.org/letters.php
Download: English or Spanish



- http://oscaractive.ning.com/events
international events posted on Oscar http://oscaractive.ning.com/events
Welcome to the OSCARactive online community
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5. LINKS

- International Therapists Directory compiled by Interaction
http://www.interactionintl.org/intltherapistdirectory
What follows is an International Therapists Directory compiled by Interaction International.
More...



- http://www.mhwwb.org/disasters.htm
www.mhwwb.org/disasters.htm Mental Health Workerswithout Borders:  This site contains anexcellent manual by J.H. More...



- FREE MEMBER CARE RESOURCES
Two websites, www.missionarycare.com and  www.crossculturalworkers.com
have books, brochures, and a database one can view or download free of More...



- www.headington-institute.org
www.headington-institute.org
Very useful papers on aspects connected to stress and trauma among aid workers. This includes online
training modules which can be downloaded at no cost.
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7. NORTH AMERICA


- 2010 Member Care Symposium next spring in Phoenix, AZ, USA
frontiers.org/2010-member-care-symposium
SAVE THESE DATES:  April 19-23, 2010
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- Barnabas MK Transition Seminars for 2010, USA
Barnabas MK Transition Seminars for 2010: This coming summer Barnabas will be offering three locations for our 13 day MK Transition seminar.
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- MK Caregivers Conference 2010, April 6-9.
MK Caregivers Conference 2010: The dates for the 2010 conference are April 6-9. We'll once again be at Avant Ministries in Kansas City. content
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- ELIM Retreat November 15-20 USA
Do you know of a missionary or pastoral single or couple that can replace a
cancellation in our ELIM Retreat November 15-20 ? LOCATION: Eagle Center House, Eagle, Wisconsin.
More...



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