Reality DOSE!    

Resources for Good Practice in Member Care

Promoting Health in the Mission/Aid Sector 

 

Member Care Associates, Inc.
(MCA)
 
©2008-2014 Kelly and Michèle O’Donnell
 
Key Resources:
 
(Mid-Nov. 2013)
Kelly and Michele O'Donnell, Editors
 
 
(2011)
Author: Kelly O'Donnell
This book launches us further into the MC field to support workers/senders in light of the challnges facing humanity. It is filled new material including anayses, suggestions, readings, helps and tools from various sources. The book has 12 chapters and presented in three parts:
1. Exploring MC
2. Promoting Health
3. Developing Guidelines.
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Resources for Transparency, Accontability,
Anti-Corruption
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This is an article dealing with adjustment challnges for misson/aid workers--things that can destroy, distract, distress, and disgrace us. Click the link above to access the article and the CHOPS Inventory--both are in several languages.
Several other self-assessment tools are included at the bottom.

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Resources for Arabic-Speaking Workers (AMP)
This site includes over 25 articles on member care.
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Preventing Corruption in Humanitarian Assistance
Joint report on corruption in the humanitarian sector, sponsored by: Transparency International, Humanitarian Practice Group/ODI, and  
Feinstein Center/Tufts U. The Executive Summary has a very helpful  overview and recommendations.

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Fuller Seminary: Interview
Michele and Kelly O'Donnell discuss their background and work as psychologists in the member care field.
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Member Caravan: Traveling Together as Learners-Practitioners
This is a MCA site for graduate students and others in health and member care, with an emphasis on international health, international issues, and member care resources.
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Anticorruption in the Health Sector: Strategies for Transparency and Accountability

New book edited by by Dr. Taryn Vian at Boston University and two other editors. Thirteen chapters on a variety of topics, with much relevance for doing member care in mission/aid. (2010) 
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Doing Member Care Well: Perspectives and Practices from Around the World (2002)
Editor: Kelly O'Donnell

Part One is available to download for free by clicking on the title above. It is also available as a book in Portuguese, Spansih, and Korean. Major portions are also available now digitally in Chinese and Arabic.
More information here on the Member Caravan site.
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About us:
Member Care Associates
 
We are committed to: 
**Further develop good practice within the member care field, crossing sectors to promote mutual learning.
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**Work together with international colleagues on strategic projects to support personnel and sending groups in the mission/aid sector.
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**Make quality resources accessible broadly--across the globe and in many languages.

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**Integrate knowledge, virtue, and duty (eruditio, probitas, and officium) in all that we do.
 
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Some weblog topics: Beauty and Member Care, Dysfunction, Ethics, Training, Perseverance, Leisure, Team Resliency, Leaders, Human Rights, Moral Courage, Transparency. Hippocratic Oath, Human Resiliency, Culture/Diversity, Safety and Protection, MC History,
Global Integration

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Dr. Kelly O'Donnell
Dr. Michele O'Donnell
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Welcome to Reality DOSE!

This site focuses on equipping the mission/aid sectors with materials on health and dysfunction. One of the main resources is an article in 12 languages called: Wise as Doves and Innocent as Serpents? Doing Conflict Resolution Better. The article deals with dysfunction, discipline, and conflict resolution. It is written by Dr. Kelly O’Donnell, and was first published in January 2007 in the EMQ journal.

The "Reality DOSE" site gets its name from the above article  (DOves and SErpents). It refers to getting a good "dose of reality" so that we in the mission/aid sectors can: a) better understand our “relational reality”, b) strengthen our “relational resiliency”, and c) promote good practice to develop and protect workers/sending groups.                    

Wise as Doves and Innocent as Sepents?

**The 12 different languages of this article are available below for you to download and distribute to your colleagues/networks.

**Special thanks to the colleagues who translated the original article from English into the other languages.                                               

Download now!

Arabic: Doves and Serpents.pdf

Bahasa Indonesia: Doves and Serpents.pdf

 

Chinese: simplified characters Doves and Serpents.pdf

 

Chinese: traditional characters Doves and Serpents.pdf

 

Dutch: Doves and Serpents.pdf

 

English: update December 2007 Doves and Serpents.pdf

 

French: traduction fidele au texte Doves and Serpents.pdf

 

French: traduction plus libre Doves and Serpents.pdf

 

German: Doves and Serpents.pdf 

 

Hindi: Doves and Serpents.pdf

 

Korean: Doves and Serpents.pdf 

 

Portuguese: Doves and Serpents.pdf

 

Russian: Doves and Serpents.pdf

 

Spanish: Doves and Serpents.pdf  

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More Resources for Promoting Health

Ethne Member Care   

www.ethne.net/membercare            

**The January 2008 special edition of the Ethne-Member Care Update focuses on "Health and  Dysfunction in Mission/Aid."

http://www.ethne.net/files/uploads/EthneMC_Update_December_2007.pdf

**See also the "Web Links" section for resources/organisations related to member care. 

http://www.ethne.net/MemberCare/pages/weblinks

 

Evangelical Council for Financial Accountability

http://www.ecfamembers.org/documents/PolicyOnSuspectedFraud.doc

(Discusses the whistle-blower protection provision contained in the Sarbanes-Oxley Act (USA, 2002) and its applicability to nonprofits as well as general misconduct, dishonesty, and fraud prevention - includes a sample)

 

International Business Ethics Institute

www.business-ethics.org

(creating an open and non-retaliatory workplace)

http://www.business-ethics.org/newsdetail.asp?newsid=83

 

Humanitarian Practice Group (HPG)

www.odi.org.uk/hpg

(preventing corruption in humanitarian assistance--final report 2008) 

http://www.odi.org.uk/hpg/papers/hpgcommissioned-corruption-TI.pdf

 (corruption risks, perceptions and prevention in humanitarian assistance; policy brief, september 2008)

http://www.odi.org.uk/hpg/papers/hpgbrief32.pdf

 

Global Compliance

www.glogalcompliance.com

(developing ethics and compliance in organisations)

http://www.globalcompliance.com/pdf/the-seven-pillars-of-an-effective-ethics-and-compliance-program.pdf

 

Public Concern at Work

www.pcaw.co.uk

(UK-based group and resources; new book: Whistle Blowing Around the World: Law, Culture and Practice; Public Interest Disclosure Act--UK 1998

http://www.pcaw.co.uk/law/wbaroundtheworld.htm

 

Independent Sector

www.independentsector.org

(checklist for accountability in organisations)

http://www.independentsector.org/issues/accountability/Checklist/Checklist_Full.pdf

 

 People In Aid

www.peopleinaid.org

(Code of Good Practice)

 www.peopleinaid.org/code

 

Dingman Company

www.dingman.com

(consultants for executive selection; see newsletters for excellent book reviews and comments regarding good governanace and good management for organizations)

http://www.dingman.com/e_newsletters.htm

 

Fraud Cases in the News (past and present)

**New Era/Bennett Case, The NonProfit Times (5 June 2005)

http://www.nptimes.com/Jun05/npt1.html

 

**Madoff Case, Wikipedia summary

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Madoff_investment_scandal

 

**Nordic Capital Investment Case (NCI)

This investment scheme began in 1992 and was exposed in 2007. NCI has seriously impacted parts of the international mission/church world, with millions of Euros/dollars still missing. It is being investigated by the Swedish Economic Crimes Bureau (EBM). See PETRA People website for more information on this scheme as well as on corruption/fraud in general.

 

**Charles Ponzi and Ponzi Schemes (history and description)

 

**Petters Case, Star Tribune, Minneapolis-St. Paul MN, USA  (29 September 2009)

http://www.startribune.com/business/104014278.html?elr=KArksi8D3PE7_8yc+D3aiUo8D3PE7_eyc+D3aiUiD3aPc:_Yyc:aUUr

 

**LaSaracina Case, The  DAY New London, CT USA (4 October 2010)

http://www.theday.com/article/20101005/NWS01/310059881/1019&town=

 

**Societe Generale/Kervial Case, BBC, 5 October 2010

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-11474077
 
**New Era Scandal

http://www.nptimes.com/Jun05/npt1.html

http://www.christianitytoday.com/ct/1996/april8/6t4095.html

 

United Nations Global Compact 

www.unglobalcompact.org

(strategic initiative for businesses: 10 principles for human rights, labor, environment, anti-corruption)

http://www.unglobalcompact.org/AboutTheGC/TheTenPrinciples/index.html

http://www.unglobalcompact.org/docs/news_events/8.1/GC_brochure_FINAL.pdf

 

Markkula Center for Applied Ethics, Santa Clara University

www.scu.edu/ethics

(background and perspectives on internal whistle-blowing)

http://www.scu.edu/ethics/publications/submitted/whistleblowing.html 

 
TrustLaw

A global hub for free legal assistance in the humanitarian assistance sector,  with news and information on anti-corruption.

http://www.trust.org/trustlaw/

 
Globe Ethics 

Corruption Free Churches are Possible: Experiences, Values, Solutions (2010),

Christopher Stückelberger (online book available for free download at Global Ethics Forum)
 
PETRA People
Materials to promote accountability, transparency, and anti-corruption in the church-mission community, with documents/analyses about the Nordic Capital Investment case 
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Member Care Materials in Different Langauges:

Chinese: Running to Win--Resources for Chinese Workers

(articles, two books, case studies--written and audio)

www.Chinamembercare.com

 

Spanish: Programa de Cuidado Integral , COMIBAM

(articles related to member care-)

www.COMIBAM.org

www.cuidadointegralcomibam.blogspot.com

 

Spanish: Compendio de Cuidado Integral, COMIBAM

(compendium of member care materials from II Asemblea de COMIBAM)

Cuidado Integral COMIBAM noviembre 2003 El Salvador.pdf

 

Bahasa Indonesia: Resources for Senders and Workers

(articles related to member care; a photo gallery too of people/places)

http://IndonesiaMemberCare.googlepages.com

 

English: Running to Win

(See the English section/materials)

www.Chinamembercare.com

 

Arabic: Resources for Arabic-Speaking Workers

http://arabicmembercare.googlepages.com

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Kelly ODonnell,
Oct 17, 2013, 10:50 AM
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