Reflections on 9/11 and the Suffering of Our Helpers

Although it’s been two weeks since the anniversary and remembrances of 9/11, I find myself still reflecting on how it changed the lives of so many, including my own. The horrors of that day occurred only two months after I started my residency at Mount Sinai Hospital in NYC.

Helping the Helpers

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The attached document accompanied Greenleaf’s poster session on Helping the Helpers: Structural Resiliency Interventions at USAID.

The poster was based on the detailed assessment Stress and Resilience Issues Affecting USAID Personnel in High Operational Stress Environments, conducted by Greenleaf for USAID and completed in 2015. Highlights included discussion of Greenleaf’s methodology, key insights, and specific actionable recommendations for the full deployment cycle and structural umbrella.

3 Principles of Effective Staff Care

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How can organizations better discern the specific difficulties faced by their staff? How might we fine tune staff care programs so that prevention and intervention both hit the bull’s-eye for diverse needs and mindsets? How might staff care programs for a subsection of staff induce benefits in multiple levels of our organizations and the communities with whom we work?

Addressing Stress in National Staff

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The geographic cure. R&R. Regular alcohol use with compatriots in an end-of-day cathartic ritual. Phone calls to family. Many readers will recognize these NGO worker attempts to deal with humanitarian aid stress. Although these

Preparedness & Response

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Mental Health Emergencies and Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder   By Dr. Siddharth Ashvin Shah, CEO and Founder, Greenleaf Integrative Adapted from a chapter in Emergency Public Health: Shah, S.A. (2010). Mental Health Emergencies and Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder. In G.B. Kapur & J.P. Smith (Eds.) Emergency Public Health: Preparedness and Response (pp. 493-516). Boston: Jones and Bartlett Publishers. Abstract From a public … Read More

Greenleaf Attending the American Conference on Physician Health, Oct. 12-13

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ARLINGTON, VIRGINIA, October 5, 2017….Greenleaf Attending the American Conference on Physician Health, Oct. 12-13 Lori Murphy, MPH, Senior Director at Greenleaf, will be joining hundreds of participants at the upcoming American Conference on Physician Health: Creating an Organizational Foundation to Achieve Joy in Medicine, a first of its kind collaboration between the American Medical Association, the Mayo Clinic, and Stanford Medicine. … Read More

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