Common Bond Institute on
Conflict Transformation and Social Healing
1998 CBI established the International Training Program in Conflict
Transformation and Social Healing. These programs are sponored by
CBI and the International
Humanistic Psychology Association (IHPA),
in cooperation with a consortium of professional organizations internationally.
Tax Deductible Donations
for these humanitarian services through
Humanistic Psychology Association (IHPA)
(see details under
How To Help below)
Health Care (SHC)
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An integrated, interdisciplinary, and sustainable humanitarian assistance
program, based on the Catastrophic
Trauma Recovery training and treatment model for
healing the wounds of war and violence, and equipping refugees and the
members of traumatized and displaced communities in regions of conflict
with the skills, resources, and hope needed for restoring mental health,
balance, dignity, and self-determination. Program features:
1) A comprehensive, integrated, and permanent health care service
system providing critically needed trauma recovery.
2) An on-going professional and interdisciplinary trauma
treatment training program to build local capacity.
3) A major investment in the Jordanian academic system
4) A substantial and growing vocational benefit
5) A strategic and long term investment in advancing and developing
the future human service system of Jordan.
6) An in-depth assessment, evaluation, and monitoring system.
7) An innovative, adaptable, and continually developing treatment
and training model that can be replicated in other regions of conflict.
More on the Social
Health Care program
Trauma Recovery Training and
A humanitarian relief effort designed
to provides on-site intensive "training of trainers" in catastrophic
trauma recovery skills by teams of mental health specialists to local
professionals and relief workers assisting large civilian populations
experiencing trauma in regions of conflict, such as the Caucuses, Middle
East, and Balkans. The project uses an integrated training/treatment
model (CTR) for working with large populations of catastrophic trauma
victims that is simple, standardized, repeatable, time sensitive, applicable
cross-culturally, and easily taught. Assistance is intended for health
professionals and relief workers from anywhere and is also appropriate
for treating trauma due to natural catastrophe. CTR training teams are
provided by an international consortium of professional training organizations.
This humanitarian relief effort is endorsed and supported by local NGO
More on the Catastrophic
Trauma Recovery Training and Treatment model
Al Hayat / House of Life
Trauma Treatment Center
project to collaborate
with local human service workers in establishing and operating a children's
trauma treatment center in Nablus and the northern region of the West
Bank, Palestine. The center is intended
to provide critically needed trauma recovery services to large numbers
of children and their families suffering from psychological and emotional
trauma due to war and violence, and who are going untreated. The long
term goal is to increase the capacity of local services and relief workers
in providing desperately needed direct intervention and treatment to
victims of trauma where huge portions of the population have been impacted.
The project is designed to address both immediate and long term treatment
needs and to build close working relationships with local service and
aid organizations, as well as linking them with international professional
mental health organizations for support. Local staff will also provide
public education in self-help skills and resources to victim populations
and their community. An added benefit is the invaluable investment in
future health services in general for the region
For Peace and Democracy - Palestine
A collaborative project with Al
Azhar University In Gaza and the Arab American University In Jenin -
AAUJ (West Bank) in the West Bank to establish a Center for Conflict
Resolution and Human Rights at each university, and provide a pool of
visiting professors and curriculum in Human Services (psychology, social
work, health science, education) and Civil Society (democratic studies,
conflict resolution/mediation, government, political science, economics/business).
The purpose is to help prepare future leaders in Palestinian society
and local professionals skilled in providing critical human services
to the population, all to increase capacity for a viable, peaceful Palestinian
nation. Another aspect is creating opportunities for NGO's and community
based institutions and universities in Palestine and Israel to cooperate
on issues that promote understanding, acceptance, reconciliation, and
forgiveness. To date a Center for Conflict Resolution and Human Rights
has been established at Al Azhar University.
How to Help the International
YOUR Financial Support is CRITICAL
In the midst of tragic events witnessed in many troubled regions,
there are important and immediate opportunities developing to help
ease pain and suffering. If you, your colleagues, family, or friends
are drawn to offering help through concrete action with a clear, immediate
impact on the present and future of these conflicts we invite you
to consider supporting this humanitarian effort with your donations.
Tax Deductible Donations can be made through our partner
organization, the International
Humanistic Psychology Association (IHPA),
at the address below. IHPA is a US
Federal 501(c)3 Nonprofit organization
and contributions are tax deductible.
Donations of any size are appreciated*
can be made payable to: "International
Humanistic Psychology Association" indicating:
International Training Programs, and can be made by through
PayPal by credit card or bank
withdrawl. Clicking on the IHPA link will take you to the PayPal
link on it's website.
Checks, money orders, or cashiers checks made out to IHPA can also
be mailed directly to the address below.
For wiring instructions please contact us directly at the phone number
Send Contributions to:
Humanistic Psychology Association
South Pine Ayr Drive, Climax, Michigan 49034 USA
Phone/Fax: (269) 665-9393
Additional assistance can be offered by actively publicizing and
promoting this need.
Please address all Program Questions and Inquiries
Common Bond Institute
(Contact information provided at the bottom of this page)