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This section provides resources that address action as a response to crisis.

There are two ways to respond to a crisis: when you are experiencing the crisis, and when you are hearing about it. 

  • When experiencing a crisis, it is most common to ask: “What can I do about my situation?” 
  • When hearing of a crisis, it is most common to ask: “What can I do to help?” 

To effectively answer these questions and appropriately engage with individuals and communities in crisis, it is necessary to take a step back and to understand and evaluate the situation to take responsible action that helps those in crisis. 

Action must be informed and guided by compassion. Being compassionate includes understanding the complex and systemic nature of any crisis. Context matters. What any person or community can and should do in any crisis depends on the context in which they are living. 

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External resources

The How and Why of Trauma-Informed Teaching

Teaching for sustainable development through ethical global issues pedagogy: A resource for secondary teachers

Creating Safe Environments

IB resources

Action and international-mindedness - PYP

Service as Action in the MYP in different modes of teaching and learning

MYP: Meeting requirements in Challenging Circumstances – June 2020

Examples of research-based, indirect or advocacy type service learning for remote or hybrid learning- CP

Global engagement: Teaching and learning about conflict

Global Engagement Good Practice Guide - civic participation

About compassionate systems

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