As part of Comhlámh’s Erasmus+ funded “Working for a Better World – Sustaining Civic Responses” project, you are warmly invited to a discussion that will mark the launch of two new integrative, context-specific psycho-social resources.
Caoimhe Butterly and Dervla King, Project Coordinators, will host the conversation with a panel of Search and Rescue personnel and medics, psycho-social workers and camp volunteers. Speakers will reflect on their experiences of witnessing the long, extremely difficult journeys of women, men and children seeking refuge in Europe, and the impacts on those who respond.
Amongst the lines of enquiry explored will be burn-out and rust-out, traumatic witness and activation, self and co-regulation, moral injury and vicarious resilience.
In recognition of International Volunteer Day 2021, we will also launch a ‘Training of trainers’ manual and a psycho-educational Learning Resource, aimed at supporting and sustaining those involved in solidarity-based responses to forced and mixed migration.
We will announce the full programme and panellists here soon, so watch this space for updates.
We hope you will join us.