Headwaters has provided support for the Philippines in the aftermath of major typhoons over the past three years. Efforts have focused on education for teachers, caregivers and families to offer mental health support and empower and promote the development of resilience. A tool in this program is our children’s book “When Strong Winds Blow” that uses the power of storytelling to help children better understand their feelings who experience a typhoon and how to prepare should another one strike. Headwaters volunteers have also provided training in psychological first aid, grief and loss, compassion fatigue, play therapy and cultural competency. The first responders, religious leaders and health care professionals reached through these trainings will in turn train others in these techniques.


  • Philippines>Eastern Visayas


  • Health
  • Humanitarian Aid
  • Social Services
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