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Community Health In Conflict Settings: Trauma-aware programming and practice

May 21 @ 3:48 pm EDT

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Community Health In Conflict Settings:

Trauma-aware programming and practice

April 13, 2015, 9:00am – 5:00pm
Hilton Alexandria at Mark Center
5000 Seminary Road, Alexandria, VA, 22311

Cost: $25, Covers Breakfast, Lunch and Workshop Costs. View workshop outline here.

OPTIONS: Register for this event only OR add to your Conference Registration


Workshop participants will be given quick assessment tools and intervention strategies related to the impact of high-stress and traumatic events on staff and organizational operations. They will examine the physiological, emotional, cognitive and behavioral responses to trauma of individuals and community groups and deepen their understanding of the power of resiliency in trauma prevention and recovery processes. Trauma-sensitive practices will be explored through case studies and personal narratives, and organizational issues through duty of care staff polices and project cycle management.


This workshop will provide global public health practitioners with practical insights and strategies for implementing trauma-sensitivity into programing and day-to-day operations in conflict and post-conflict situations.

Key Take-Aways:

  • Understanding of how high stress and trauma impact body, mind and behavior
  • Understanding of how trauma-sensitive approaches can contribute to the effectiveness of global public health policies and practices, both at the individual and organizational level
  • Practical tools for resilience, self-care and staff-care for global public health practitioners and their teams
  • Quick assessment tools and key questions for trauma-sensitive project cycle management


Daria Nashat is an independent consultant with 10+ years of experience in the field of peacebuilding, refugee return and post-conflict community building. She works nationally and internationally on resilience, self-care and staff-care for individuals and organizations in high-stress, high-risk environments. Daria is a course instructor in “Strategies for Trauma-Informed Organizations” at the 2015 Summer Peacebuilding Institute and is a Strategies for Trauma Awareness and Resilience (STAR) Practitioner.

Barry Hart is the Professor of Trauma, Identity and Conflict Studies at the Center for Justice and Peacebuilding, Eastern Mennonite University. Barry has extensive international experience doing peacebuilding and psychosocial trauma and resiliency work with local partners and for INGOs. He established a psychosocial trauma and conflict transformation program in Liberia, West Africa for a national health-care organization. He is one of the founders of the Strategies for Trauma Awareness and Resilience (STAR) program at Eastern Mennonite University..



May 21
3:48 pm UTC-4