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Why Do Short Term Volunteers Need Debriefing?

  Marie Therese Fanning reflects on debriefing. A friend of mine often asks quite cynically, why short-term volunteers need debriefing. I love that question as it gives me an opportunity to explain that it is often not the duration of the placement overseas that matters but the intensity or impact of the placement on the individual volunteer. In addition, because we cannot gauge this reaction

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A Day Devoted To Debriefing.

Pictured: Gemma Baker, Shane O’Connor, Grainne O’Neill and Therese O’Driscoll On a late September, autumnal day, a small number of Comhlamh Debriefers met for a “Caring for the Carers” course.  Gemma Baker recaps the day. It was an opportunity to spend some time reflecting on our role as Debriefers to Returned Development Workers, to share our experiences, challenges and to ensure we focus on our

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