Workbook: Personal Safety Nets

Posted April 10, 2011 in Book List, Mutual Aid, Small Group Guide. Tagged: ,

In this book by Judy Pigott and John W. Gibson entitled Personal Safety Nets: Getting Ready for Life’s Inevitable Changes and Challenges, the authors walk the reader through a plan for developing Care Share Teams for a person in crisis.  The issue can be illness, job loss, or any other of life’s inevitabilities.  The authors make it clear that we all need to prepare for these situations, and that often our loose and diverse networks of family and friends are inadequate for these events.  The book describes ways to handle the stress of caregiving, how to divide responsibilities among group members, set limits, and troubleshoot when problems arise.  Throughout it all the authors emphasize the spiritual benefits, warmth and friendship that arise from engaging in caregiving situations.  The workbook that accompanies the book could also be useful for a common security club considering the idea of taking on such a role for its members.