Just completed preparing my breakout seminar for this year’s AACC World Conference at the beautiful but outlandishly expansive Opryland Hotel in Nashville (Sept 28-Oct 2). This time around I presenting with my colleague Carol King on “Healing Trauma in International Settings: Best Practices.” Carol has had some experience in Rwanda and Goma, DRC and will be with our group in October when we do trauma recovery training in Kigali. Come back to the blog on the 30th and you can see and download the slideshow we will do.
What will we be talking about? 3 main points:
- Listen…don’t assume you already know trauma or treatment practices
- Train…don’t do the interventions yourself (train local leaders)
- Utilize…don’t reinvent the wheel (use existing models)
Now obviously we will be fleshing those points out. Our goal is to help prepare interested counselors to develop short and long-range intervention strategies that utilize the cultural and human resources of the people they will serve. The only way to do this well is to have a listening and collaborative/support role approach. To that end I will talk about hoe to build an effective area case map. We end by reviewing a few models for trauma recovery (both Christian and secular).
Check back on the 30th for the full set of slides.