TRAUMA HEALING IN RWANDA AND BURUNDI FOLLOWING THE 1994 GENOCIDE - Radioactivity

06/10/04

Psychologist Cecila Yocum spoke about her experience as a member of Friends Peace Teams and her work in trauma healing.

Cecilia Yocum, as part of Friends Peace Teams, traveled to Rwanda and Burundi and gave us an update on efforts in those countries to bring about trauma healing and reduce further violence. We heard the inspiring stories of those who survived and went on to develop peace and reconciliation programs within their countries. Cecilia is a psychologist with a particular interest in the psychological consequences of war. She is active with Friends Peace Teams and Psychologists for Social Responsibility with a special focus on trauma healing and reconciliation. She has also been a volunteer with the Florida Center for Survivors of Torture and Refugee Services and Alternatives to Violence in Florida prisons.

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