Trauma is a silent epidemic in our world. There are over 20,000 refugees from East African countries (Sudan, Congo, Somalia etc.) currently living in San Diego.
83% of them have endured traumatic experiences (e.g. forced evacuation, violence, kidnapping)
85% suffer from at least one symptom of Post-Traumatic Stress (PTSD)
To create a cost-effective, community-based program to address
PTSD and trauma among refugees and immigrants in Southern California.
Given the scope of the project, we've split it into 5 phases.
Phase 1: What is the rate of PTSD among refugees in San Diego?
Completed in December 2012. See results »
Phase 2: Educating refugee leaders on Trauma, PTSD & Recovery
Completed in October 2013. Find out more »
Phase 3: 5-month pilot research project with 80 refugees
Scheduled for completion Summer 2015
Phase 4: Pilot wrap-up, evaluation and training of refugee leaders
Scheduled for late 2015
Phase 5: Full program launch
Scheduled for 2016
Living Ubuntu is a 501c3 non-profit organization with a focus on mind-body issues, specifically health and well-being, and the effects of stress, trauma and compassion fatigue. We seek to increase awareness of the global and local impact of these issues, build a sense of community, and encourage living a more fully embodied life.
Faculty from National University, the second-largest, private, non-profit institution of higher learning in California.
Horn of Africa is a 501c3 non-profit community-based organization in San Diego representing and advocating for the comprehensive and diverse needs and opportunities of African refugees and immigrants in San Diego, with a particular emphasis on refugees from Somalia.
Southern Sudanese Community Center of San Diego is a 501c3 non-profit organization that provides support for those who have immigrated from war torn South Sudan. Most of its staff is unpaid volunteers who donate their time to support refugee communities.
Sudanese American Youth Center San Diego is a non-profit organization based in the San Diego, California area focusing on mentoring Sudanese youth on how to become successful in the United States and still maintain the Sudanese cultural identity and value.
Southern California Institute for Bioenergetic Analysis, is a non-profit organization whose mission is to provide a professional institute and training program for clinicians committed to Bioenergetic Analysis as a form of psychotherapy.
How you can help
We need caring, grounded and committed investors behind this program.
Can you help?
Other ways to help: We need help in all aspects of program implementation (graphic design, fundraising, project management etc). If you're like to get involved, please get in touch with us.
If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us. Or call us at (949) 891-2005.
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Trauma Recovery for Refugees & Immigrants
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