Beyond Desire to Deploy
Many Academy members have a strong desire to help those in crisis. This includes situations in which there has been widespread trauma due to a disaster or crisis situation. However, despite this desire, deployment may not be for everyone. There are personal requirements that go well beyond the ability to and desire to help individuals in crisis. Everyone needs to understand their limitations and deploying oneself in a land away from their homes and surroundings is not easy and places a lot of stress on the most resilient of individuals. Those wishing to deploy need to understand and be mindful of their current state of mind, personal circumstances and vulnerabilities in order to ensure that they are in the best position to assist those who are victims of traumatic events and/or who have been exposed to a crisis situation.