In response to so many of you who have inquired about our potential involvement in the Nepal earthquake disasters, Robert and Dicki would like people to know the following:
We have trained a large team of first responders in Nepal who are currently onsite implementing the CBI trauma intervention.
We will not personally be responding as it is our policy to train the local clinicians to care for their own communities following such events.
Thank you all for your concern and support.
Tips to avoid status as “Disaster Tourists”
For those who are interested in volunteering in Nepal, please:
1) Know who you are reporting to
2) Have a specific job description
Otherwise, in spite of your altruism and desire to help during such international disasters, you will fall under the huge umbrella of “Disaster tourism.”