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Cornerstone provides critical learning resources to host families, caregivers, and refugees

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Cornerstone and its Foundation have developed a free series of short videos on mental health topics to help refugees, internally displaced people, host families, and at-risk communities in Ukraine and neighboring countries.

  • Знайти ресурси, які пов'язані з реагуванням на кризу, що розгортається в Україні, та ситуацію з біженцями у цьому регіоні, українською мовою.
    {Find resources in Ukrainian to respond to the evolving crisis in Ukraine and refugees in the region.}
  • Найти ресурсы на русском языке, связанные с реагированием на разворачивающийся кризис в Украине и ситуацию с беженцами в этом регионе.
    {Find resources in Russian to respond to the evolving crisis in Ukraine and refugees in the region.}
  • Znajdź materiały w języku polskim, aby odpowiedzieć na rozwijający się kryzys na Ukrainie i problem uchodźców w regionie.
    {Find resources in Polish to respond to the evolving crisis in Ukraine and refugees in the region.}

The mental health of both individuals impacted by a humanitarian crisis and the people who are working to provide aid and support is critical. Those who are experiencing a crisis often face immense trauma, stress, and grief. In addition, they may be dealing with displacement, loss of home and possessions, and uncertainty about the future. All these factors can take a toll on mental health. At the same time, humanitarian aid workers often work long hours in difficult and dangerous conditions. They may witness suffering and death, and they too may feel overwhelmed by the scope of the crisis. It is critical for both groups to take steps to maintain their mental well-being.

In addition to refugees and humanitarian aid workers, there is a third group of impacted individuals whose mental health often gets overlooked. With several Cornerstone staff hosting refugees in their homes, we learned firsthand that host families provide far more than food and shelter. They are caring for people who have uprooted their lives and arrived in a country where they likely do not know anyone and do not speak the language. Stress, anxiety, and depression can all increase amongst families hosting refugees.

As companies and communities unite to support the millions of people affected by the war in Ukraine, Cornerstone and its Foundation have developed a series of short videos on mental health topics to help refugees, internally displaced people, host families, and at-risk communities in Ukraine and neighboring countries. Developed in collaboration with The KonTerra Group, the videos are available in English, Ukrainian, Polish, and Russian on the following topics:

The Cornerstone OnDemand Foundation has a 10-year history of providing free online training for humanitarian aid and development professionals globally through its open online platform called DisasterReady.org.

With the creation of these new mental health and well-being videos, our Foundation seeks to provide support to all people in the 'helping' professions as well as to the host families and refugees.

Please share these free mental health videos with anyone who could benefit from them.

For more information about DisasterReady and to find additional free online learning resources for humanitarian aid and development workers, please visit our website in English, Polski, Русский, український, عربي, Français, or Español.

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