THE PHILOSOPHY

We believe in the resilience of the human spirit.

We believe that trauma is most overt in disaster-affected communities, but is covertly present in all communities.

We believe that through collaboration with disaster-affected communities, we gain a globally-beneficial understanding of trauma.

We believe that imposed trauma interventions are dangerous and ineffective.

We believe in holistic interventions that break the trauma cycle and promote optimal long-term functioning.

We believe in adapting trauma recovery principles to suit the specific needs and experiences of individual communities.

We believe in teaching conceptually about the impact of trauma and empowering communities to develop their own solutions.

We believe in grounding interventions in research and international best practice, rather than altruism alone.

We believe in monitoring the effectiveness of any intervention with ongoing research.