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8 th Annual International Conference on

Transgenerational Trauma:

Communal Wounds and Victim Identities

October 24-26, 2019 ~ Amman, Jordan

Conference Details and Presenter Proposal forms at:



An Interdisciplinary and Cross-cultural Conference that Offers:
* A Sharing of Skills – Training in proven, practical skills and applications in current real-world situations.
* A Search for New Models and Methodologies – Developing new culturally adapted models and methods at the large scale, societal level for healing communal trauma and preventing it’s transfer into future generations.
* A Focused Dialogue and Deliberation – Defining and addressing the multidimensional dynamics of inherited, unresolved communal trauma from one generation to the next, including historical understandings, development and perpetuation of communal victim identities and belief systems, effects on exclusive cultural membership and rites of belonging, war and violence, epigenetics, and implications for present and future relations within and between communities.

Transgenerational Trauma is an underlying and complex global syndrome that divides, polarizes, and perpetuates enemy images, has been a central basis for past conflict and war, and is a potent fuel for the eruption of violence in the present and future. Understanding it’s dynamics and implications, and developing ways to effectively treat and prevent it, are essential to healing and reconciliation within and between communities, promoting compassionate local and global relations, and achieving sustainable peace.

Format and Content:
* Practical Skills Workshops, * Topical Panels & Roundtables, * Breakout Sessions of Practical Presentations & Research, * Facilitated Plenary Dialogues, * Facilitated Dialogue & Action Planning Groups, * Live 2-way Global Links, * Networking and Cooperation on Applications  * Multi-cultural, Interdisciplinary Learning Community,

Immediately Followed By a Separate 5-Day Post-Conference Of:

Sponsored by:
Common Bond Institute (CBI)
Michigan State University (MSU)
Yarmouk University
Refugees, Displaced Persons, and Forced Migration Studies Center
International Humanistic Psychology Association (IHPA)
International Federation of Medical Student Associations-Jordan (IFMSA)
Endorsed and Supported by:
over 100 professional associations, organizations, and universities internationally
Official Partner of:
Charter For Compassion & Parliament of World’s Religions

Official Conference Languages: English, with Arabic translation

For DETAILS on Registration, Program, Presenter proposal forms, Accommodations, & Travel visit our website or CONTACT:

Common Bond Institute
Details at Website: www.cbiworld.org
Steve Olweean, Conference Co-coordinator
12170 S. Pine Ayr Drive, Climax, MI 49034 USA
Ph/Fax: 1-269-665-9393  Email: SOlweean@aol.com
Facebook: tinyurl.com/CBIonFB

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