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    Posted May 30, 2008 by
    xiao ba, China
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    China earthquake

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    Things we need........



    OK, well I have been asked what kinds of things we need here. We are in the process of setting up a fund through another group and will let everyone know how they can contribute funds to this through this group as soon as it's ready.



    I hope to:



    1- Set up a training center to teach counselors better how to deal with

    all the psychological aspects of helping the people here best.



    Set up a clinic for this counseling near the heart of the center of the

    earthquake area. In this case a place called MianYang. It is between

    Beichuan and Chengdu China.


    3- Set up a school/residence for those children who are without

    families primarily, and others who really have no home even with their

    parents at this time. With counseling available to them at the school.



    To give lectures in different areas about the effects of PTSD, how to

    recognize and deal with these in themselves as well as others. This in

    order to reach the thousands affected in a faster although temporary

    way. And to encourage them in getting continued individual counseling

    and therapy at available centers. (Counseling and therapy here are

    still new and not fully understood concepts here as yet).


    5- If enough funds are available would like to also ensure some

    medical care of cases especially involving any children, children and

    others with long term medical effects from this disaster and who may

    have become permanently disabled.


    I am already starting lectures here now, but these are not

    getting to very many who were actually involved in the quake area

    itself. But for the moment it is all we can do without more support.



    We are in need of tents, sleeping bags, rain gear, camping equipment of all kinds etc, childrens books, art supplies, clothes basic office things and much more. Many of these thousands and thousands of people are outside So anything really.



    Thanks for all those who have asked. Can contact me at docmarko2005@yahoo.com for an address if you need.





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