Families and individuals in transition from the field, whether they are returning or on temporary home assignments, have a myriad of emotions and experiences to unpack. Cross-cultural work is full of highs and lows, triumphs and tragedies, and other experiences that fall somewhere in between. ABIDE is a five-day debriefing retreat that provides time and space to process those experiences, be refreshed and renewed, connect with other cross-cultural workers, and prepare for a healthy transition.
We spend time each day debriefing in guided group sessions with other cross-cultural workers.
As the week unfolds, we’ll help you acknowledge the losses and gains you experienced on the field, examine expectations and stress, and navigate transition. The compassionate debriefers at ABIDE will listen as you share the good, the bad, and the ugly, and help you gain a holistic perspective on your experience, enabling you to tell your story in a way that is honest and meaningful.
Tentatively, we still have in-person debriefing on the calendar for the following dates: August 2-7, October 18-23, November 8-13. However, we will continue to monitor the pandemic situation and the local, regional, and national guidelines to make as an informed and wise decision as possible. If we choose to not meet in person, we will migrate them to the online format.