Providing a culturally competent trauma assessment and intervention training for
professionals in Haiti. Working with Haitian medical providers, teachers, and religious
leaders to challenge stigmas associated with mental health, and build a comprehensive system of psychosocial support in Haiti.
The project coordinates with university faculty and students, community leaders, and
agencies in the U.S., in a collaborative international trauma research and clinical training program; providing mental health training focusing on the pathways to care, barriers to treatment, and engagement strategies that influence service usage.
The project also involves community activities such as a sexual abuse workshop for teens, and a holiday party for over 400 children.
The application deadline for the December 14-23, 2017 trip is September 18, 2017 for trainers, and October 1, 2017 for other volunteers.