Broken Links – psychosocial support for people separated from family members: Training Module
Broken Links: A field guide, and Broken Links: Training module are useful resources for those working with missing persons and restoring family links in various contexts. The 40-page field guide outlines possible causes of separation, discusses the psychosocial impacts of being separated, such as how we experience loss, and provides guidelines on how to support those who have been separated from family members – including delivering difficult news to loved ones, basic helping skills, interviews, on-going support and referrals, and reunification. There is also a chapter on self-care for staff and volunteers.
Broken Links: Training Module is a one-day training module includes activities and discussion points, providing volunteers and staff with tools for a solid foundation in supporting people who have been separated from loved ones. It also offers concrete and valuable guidance on self-care.