What do bullying, hurricanes, sexual abuse, accidents, floods, divorce, displacement, neglect, war, discrimination and earthquakes have in common?

Trauma is a fact of life, but it does not have to be a life sentence.

Peter Levine

What do bullying, hurricanes, sexual abuse, accidents, floods, divorce, displacement, neglect, war, discrimination and earthquakes have in common?

They can all cause trauma!

Worldwide, hundreds of millions of people suffer the consequences of traumatic experiences. Trauma can devastate lives, ruin families and communities, and become a driver of violence (‘hurt people hurt people’).

GIST-T envisions a world in which new, effective trauma treatments are available to all traumatized people. Fewer traumatized people means less conflict, less violence and less abuse.

 

photo credit/Copyright Shehzad Noorani

 

What is GIST-T’s current program?

  • Lobbying for an International Trauma Awareness Day
  • Designing trauma treatment projects in humanitarian and conflict settings
  • Planning a conference on innovative EMDR Early Intervention approaches to reach greater numbers of people in under-resourced areas (emdrearlyintervention.com)
  • Conducting trauma audits with humanitarian organisations
  • Developing e-learning courses for self-care in stress and trauma

 

More information?

Go to www.gist-t.org

Or get in touch directly at contact@gist-t.org

Or follow us on www.facebook.com/gistt.org

 

 

 

Craig Zelizer

Craig Zelizer

Dr. Craig Zelizer is the Founder of PCDN.global, which connects a global community of changemakers to the tools, community and opportunities to build careers of impact and scale change. He has strong experience in the development sector, academia and social entrepreneurship. From 2005 to 2016 he served as a professor in the Conflict Resolution program at Georgetown University (where he still teaches). He has led trainings, workshops and consultancies in over 20 countries organizations including with USIP, USAID, CRS, Rotary International and others. Craig is a recognized leader in the social sector field. He has received several awards including George Mason’s School of Conflict Analysis and Resolution’s alumni of the year award and an alumni career achievement award from Central European University. Dr. Zelizer spent two years in Hungary as Fulbright Scholar and was a Boren Fellow in Bosnia. He has published widely on peacebuilding, entrepreneurship, and innovation in higher education.
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