Compassionate Response is committed to expanding field work to include
new locations where natural disaster has resulted in a loss of life and
the inevitable traumatized reactions of the survivors. This form of
crisis intervention can continue for years after the initial event.
Working with other local agencies, survivors are helped either in their
relocation area or at the site of their new communities.
Field teams are composed of those who have worked in the caring
professions and have a high skill level in working with people in
trauma. However, this unique form of intervention is a constant
learning experience. Protocols and evaluation tools are taught in the
field and new circumstances call for the development of new approaches.
There is ongoing direct supervision and debriefing with all team
Field Internship program provides the opportunity for
individuals to join the team and provide supervised counseling
intervention at the site of the disaster. Field Interns are carefully
selected for inclusion in this experience.
Workshops and courses are presented outside of the field setting at
various venues. Courses such as Compassionate
Communication in a Multi cultural Environment:
Healing the other by communicating with the universal inner spirit
emphasize communication through active listening, an understanding of
the cultural, religious and historical aspects of the other and
expressing compassion and healing in effective ways. An ongoing
supervision of participants through an online blog - open only to
participants - provides an opportunity for all to test their skills,
receive continued mentoring and share experiences and wisdom.