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International Conference on

Refugee Crisis in Europe and Middle East:

Sharing Tools for Humanitarian Response

November 1-3, 2016 ~ Freiburg, Germany

~ Call For Proposals ~

Presenter Proposal Form

Conference Details at:

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* This conference is programmatically linked with
the 5th Annual International Conference on Transgenerational Trauma
held in Amman, Jordan immediately before.

* Watch for full information on Program

~ Registration Is Open ~

A 3-day international working conference bringing together key stakeholders working with refugees to address:

Immediate psycho-social treatment needs of refugees arriving traumatized by the war, violence, and exodus.
Support needs of communities and societies receiving refugees.
Sharing practical, culturally sensitive service approaches and lessons learned – what is working, what is not working, and what needs to be done.
Formulating fact-based recommendations and guidelines endorsed by the full conference to provide public policy makers for increased effectiveness in responding to the multiple needs of refugees.
Networking to promote an international and cross-cultural professional network of humanitarian organizations and groups addressing the refugee crisis in Europe and the Middle East for mutual support, shared learning, and cooperation.
Launching a German-Jordanian Cross-Training project: a bi-regional response and collaboration between German and Jordanian mental health professional groups to improve the effectiveness of culturally adapted psycho-social treatment services to the refugee population in each country.
Dynamics of trauma and displacement in the individual and community.

Format and Content:
* Topical Roundtables, * Breakout Sessions of Practical Presentations and Workshops, * Facilitated Dialogue & Action Planning Groups, * Live 2-way Global Links, * Networking and Cooperation on Applications * Multi-cultural, Interdisciplinary Learning Community, * Social-Cultural gatherings and events, * Farewell Dinner Party

Held in conjunction with conducting:

The Social Health Care (SHC) training and treatment program – a model for building local capacity for healing communal trauma and instilling confidence, empowerment, and dignity within the effected community.
A Disaster Health Care Field Clinic providing comprehensive Psychosocial, Medical, and Dental services to refugees in Jordan.
An Invitational Seminar for Religious Leaders and Teachers in basic psychosocial symptoms, helpful responses, and referral to professional psychosocial services.
The Global Network for the Study of Transgenerational Trauma – a multi-cultural, multi-disciplinary professional network engaged in the study of inherited, unresolved communal trauma.

Sponsored by:
Common Bond Institute (CBI), Michigan State University
Friends of Asylum in Freiburg, City of Freiburg Office for Migration and Integration
International Humanistic Psychology Association (IHPA)

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 and German

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

Common Bond Institute
Details at Website:
Steve Olweean, Conference Co-coordinator
12170 S. Pine Ayr Drive, Climax, MI 49034 USA
Ph/Fax: 1-269-665-9393 Email:

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