12 November 2022
There are plenty of other resources to help local churches and unions respond to the current refugee crisis, but these are just a few from trusted sources. Please contact us with other resources you have found useful.
European Freedom Network — This network focuses on human trafficking and has numerous resources and guides for working with traumatised peoples and victims of sexual violence.
World Without Orphans — Practical, visual guides for parents and church volunteers on working with children of conflict areas. Includes resources in Ukrainian.
Welcome Churches UK — While most of their content is focused on welcome in the UK, they give an excellent template for a comprehensive list of ways to help resettling refugees. They also have some resources that could apply outside of a UK context.
Churches Commission for Migrants in Europe — This joint statement from CCME is something easily shared with government officials or replicated on a local level to advocate for the welcome of all refugees, not only Ukrainians. See more from CCME here.
Lala’s Journey — This excellent resource from Echo International provides a practical holistic guide for leaders to journey alongside children who have experienced traumatic events. Available in Ukrainian and other languages.
Psychological First Aid guide — This guide was produced by the WHO, World Vision, and the War Trauma Foundation and gives a comprehensive guide to psychological first aid for field workers.
International Association for Refugees — IAFR has multiple trainings available to churches on how best to work with and integrate refugees into local contexts.
European Evangelical Alliance — The EEA has put together a resource page with numerous resources on creating welcoming churches, trauma and staff care, human trafficking, and theological reflection.
Trauma Healing Institute — Based in the American Bible Society, the Trauma Healing Institute has numerous resources on working alongside traumatised peoples.
Mobile Member Care Team — the site is under reconstruction but if you click on crisis debriefing you will find lots of helpful worksheets.
Thrive Worldwide — Stress management for those working in high stress environments (formerly Interhealth).
Konterra Group — Essential Principles in Staff Care (a good model to work from).
Global Connections— guidelines for good practice in various subjects; papers from specialist forums.
Headington Institute — online courses on vicarious trauma, trauma and crisis etc.
Antares Foundation — Managing stress in humanitarian workers.
Crisis Consulting International — crisis consulting international resources for Christian agencies.
Member Care Media — sections on cross-cultural issues, emotional health etc.
The National Child Traumatic Stress Network — US based but with Age related Reactions to a Traumatic event and other papers.
Mobile Member Care Team— Requires free registration, but includes many resources on disaster response.