Stress. Fear. Loss. Ebola's effects on children, emergency responders—and entire societies—can be devastating.
Amy Bess is the coordinator of the Global Social Service Workforce Alliance, a network that aims to generate the knowledge and evidence, resources and tools, and political will and action to address key social service workforce challenges in low- and middle-income countries.She has 20 years of program and management experience with international non-profit organizations. Bess has designed, managed, and evaluated emergency response and community development programs for vulnerable children in Africa, Asia, and the Balkans, focusing on the psychosocial well-being and protection of children and youth. She has also managed US-based refugee resettlement programs. She has an MSW in community organization and administration from the University of Michigan.