Using Greenleaf Integrative Strategies’ new online ecosystem, the Office of Afghanistan and Pakistan Affairs at USAID is extending its resiliency assistance to personnel in the field.  With its 2011-2015 prime contract, Greenleaf has provided in-person, pre-deployment training to over 150 personnel thus far.  Trainees learn a behavioral, neuroscientific model to identify problematic stress reactions, to utilize over a dozen self-regulation techniques, and to determine when external help is warranted.  

With the help of SBAIC member Sonjara, Greenleaf’s online ecosystem goes a step further to provide 1) tracking tools to monitor exacerbations/improvements 2) downloadable resiliency materials and 3) a Voice-over-Powerpoint course on stress associated with concluding assignments and reintegration.