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International Programs


Peer Support

CISR's Peer Support Training Programs provide training to victims of conflict and trauma to become counselors to others who are also suffering. Working with local partner organizations, CISR’s peer support specialist Cameron Macauley customizes  training materials so  they conform to the cultural and educational background of the trainees. Stories and examples taken from actual survivors are used to teach techniques in counseling. Special exercises are designed to teach counseling skills to trainees who do not read or write. Recent trainings have taken place in Burundi, Colombia, Rwanda, Uganda and Vietnam.

Click here to view Journal articles about CISR's Peer Support work.

Peer support training in Burundi

"We are all survivors, and surviving has made us stronger." Adelite Mukamana, IBUKA's Director of Psycho-social Rehabilitation

Reslience Workshops

Pathways to Resilience (P2R), is a workshop providing an innovative regional leadership and training program for survivors of landmines and explosive-ordnance injuries in the Middle East. The workshop helped survivors make meaning of past events, learn to manage emotions in new ways, find social support, personal strength and inspiration. Program activities promoted resilience using experience-based learning followed by reflective observation.

Click here to learn more about the P2R program.

Click here to view a Journal article about the P2R program.

Pathways to Resilience

"I had many problems, but I came to Lebanon and participated in this meeting, and I am able to overcome a large number of challenges. I can now recover from the psychological crises I have suffered, which limited my hopes and ambitions." - Darine Omri, a P2R participant from Yemen 

Mine/ERW Risk Education

"We Love Life" is a theatrical play and creative arts program aimed at raising awareness and preventing young people from taking risks resulting in ERW (Explosive Remnants of War)-related accidents in the landmine and UXO (Unexploded Ordnance)-threatened provinces of north-western Jordan. This comprehensive mine-risk education (MRE) experience, which targets schools in Jordan, meets international and Jordanian mine action standards and has been developed in consultation with a team of experienced child psychologists.

In 2009, nine performances of the play were held with great success with nearly 6,000 children and local community members attending. In 2010, additional performances and art activities, reached an ever larger sector of the Jordanian school population.

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We Love Life!