Communal Wounds and Victim Identities
October 21-24, 2015 ~ Amman, Jordan
Registration is open to all
- 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.
- 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.
Transgenerational Trauma is an underlying 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 its 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:
* Keynote speakers, * Skills Workshops, * Topical Panels & Roundtables,
* Breakout Sessions of Research, Theory, & Practical Presentations,
* Facilitated Dialogue & Action Planning Groups, * Live 2-way Global Links,
* Presentation of Social Health Care training and treatment program,
* Social-Cultural performances, gatherings, & events * All-conference Experiences,
* Networking & Cooperation on Applications, * Invitational NGO Networking Meeting,
* Multi-cultural, Interdisciplinary Learning Community,
Held in conjunction with:
- 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.
- The Disaster Health Care Field Clinic – providing comprehensive Psychosocial, Medical, and Dental services to refugees in Jordan.
- 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.
Common Bond Institute (CBI)
Michigan State University (MSU)
International Humanistic Psychology Association (IHPA)
International Federation of Medical Student Associations (IFMSA)
Endorsed and Supported by:
over 100 professional associations, organizations, and universities internationally
Official Partner of
Charter For Compassion, and Parliament of World’s Religions
Official Conference Languages: English, with Arabic translation
FOR DETAILSon proposals, registration, program, accommodations, and travel – visit our websiteat www.CBIWorld.orgor contact Steve Olweean at 1-269-665-9393 or email him at SOlweean@aol.com.