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2nd Annual
International Conference on
Transgenerational Trauma
     October 16-19, 2013

     Amman, Jordan

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8th Annual
International Conference on
Engaging The OTHER
     Spring, 2014
     Michigan USA

~ Proposal Form
~ Press Room


5th Annual
International Conference on
Religion, Conflict, & Peace
      Spring, 2013
Dearborn, Michigan USA

~ Proposal Form
~ Press Room
~ Previous 2012 Program



Social Health Care - SHC
Training & Treatment Program
 Trauma Recovery - Jordan

Catastrophic Trauma
Recovery Training - CTR

Bait Al Hayat / House of Life - Children's Treatment Center

Capacity for Peace and Democracy


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International Training Programs
in Conflict Transformation and Social Healing

In 1998 CBI established the International Training Program in Conflict Transformation and Social Healing. These programs are sponored by CBI and the International Humanistic Psychology Association (IHPA), in cooperation with a consortium of professional organizations internationally.

* Tax Deductible Donations for these humanitarian services through
International Humanistic Psychology Association (IHPA)
(see details under How To Help below)

 Social Health Care (SHC) - Jordan

Common Bond Institite, and International Humanistic Psychology Association
An integrated, interdisciplinary, and sustainable humanitarian assistance program, based on the Catastrophic Trauma Recovery training and treatment model for healing the wounds of war and violence, and equipping refugees and the members of traumatized and displaced communities in regions of conflict with the skills, resources, and hope needed for restoring mental health, balance, dignity, and self-determination. Program features:
1) A comprehensive, integrated, and permanent health care service system providing critically needed trauma recovery.
2) An on-going professional and interdisciplinary trauma treatment training program to build local capacity.
3) A major investment in the Jordanian academic system
4) A substantial and growing vocational benefit
5) A strategic and long term investment in advancing and developing the future human service system of Jordan.
6) An in-depth assessment, evaluation, and monitoring system.
7) An innovative, adaptable, and continually developing treatment and training model that can be replicated in other regions of conflict.

More on the Social Health Care program

 Catastrophic Trauma Recovery Training and Treatment (CTR)

A humanitarian relief effort designed to provides on-site intensive "training of trainers" in catastrophic trauma recovery skills by teams of mental health specialists to local professionals and relief workers assisting large civilian populations experiencing trauma in regions of conflict, such as the Caucuses, Middle East, and Balkans. The project uses an integrated training/treatment model (CTR) for working with large populations of catastrophic trauma victims that is simple, standardized, repeatable, time sensitive, applicable cross-culturally, and easily taught. Assistance is intended for health professionals and relief workers from anywhere and is also appropriate for treating trauma due to natural catastrophe. CTR training teams are provided by an international consortium of professional training organizations. This humanitarian relief effort is endorsed and supported by local NGO organizations.

More on the Catastrophic Trauma Recovery Training and Treatment model

  Bait Al Hayat / House of Life
Children's Trauma Treatment Center

A project to collaborate with local human service workers in establishing and operating a children's trauma treatment center in Nablus and the northern region of the West Bank, Palestine. The center is intended to provide critically needed trauma recovery services to large numbers of children and their families suffering from psychological and emotional trauma due to war and violence, and who are going untreated. The long term goal is to increase the capacity of local services and relief workers in providing desperately needed direct intervention and treatment to victims of trauma where huge portions of the population have been impacted. The project is designed to address both immediate and long term treatment needs and to build close working relationships with local service and aid organizations, as well as linking them with international professional mental health organizations for support. Local staff will also provide public education in self-help skills and resources to victim populations and their community. An added benefit is the invaluable investment in future health services in general for the region

Capacity For Peace and Democracy - Palestine

A collaborative project with Al Azhar University In Gaza and the Arab American University In Jenin - AAUJ (West Bank) in the West Bank to establish a Center for Conflict Resolution and Human Rights at each university, and provide a pool of visiting professors and curriculum in Human Services (psychology, social work, health science, education) and Civil Society (democratic studies, conflict resolution/mediation, government, political science, economics/business).
The purpose is to help prepare future leaders in Palestinian society and local professionals skilled in providing critical human services to the population, all to increase capacity for a viable, peaceful Palestinian nation. Another aspect is creating opportunities for NGO's and community based institutions and universities in Palestine and Israel to cooperate on issues that promote understanding, acceptance, reconciliation, and forgiveness. To date a Center for Conflict Resolution and Human Rights has been established at Al Azhar University.

How to Help the International Training Programs

YOUR Financial Support is CRITICAL

In the midst of tragic events witnessed in many troubled regions, there are important and immediate opportunities developing to help ease pain and suffering. If you, your colleagues, family, or friends are drawn to offering help through concrete action with a clear, immediate impact on the present and future of these conflicts we invite you to consider supporting this humanitarian effort with your donations.

* Tax Deductible Donations can be made through our partner organization, the International Humanistic Psychology Association (IHPA), at the address below. IHPA is a US Federal 501(c)3 Nonprofit organization and contributions are tax deductible. Donations of any size are appreciated*

Contributions can be made payable to: "International Humanistic Psychology Association" indicating: International Training Programs, and can be made by through PayPal by credit card or bank withdrawl. Clicking on the IHPA link will take you to the PayPal link on it's website.
Checks, money orders, or cashiers checks made out to IHPA can also be mailed directly to the address below.
For wiring instructions please contact us directly at the phone number below.

Please Send Contributions to:
International Humanistic Psychology Association
12170 South Pine Ayr Drive, Climax, Michigan 49034 USA
Phone/Fax: (269) 665-9393

Additional assistance can be offered by actively publicizing and promoting this need.

Please address all Program Questions and Inquiries to
Common Bond Institute

(Contact information provided at the bottom of this page)

Common Bond Institute
Steve Olweean, Director,
12170  S. Pine Ayr Drive •
Climax, Michigan49034 USA
1-269-665-9393  (Phone and Fax

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