Name of Engagement

CISR International Programs: Peer Support

Contact Information

Center for International Stabilization and Recovery or Jennifer Risser, Managing Editor

Contact Details

cisr@jmu.edu

Description

CISR's Peer Support Training Programs provide training to victims of conflict and trauma to become counselors to others who are also suffering. Working with local partner organizations, CISR’s peer support specialist Cameron Macauley customizes training materials so they conform to the cultural and educational background of the trainees. Stories and examples taken from actual survivors are used to teach techniques in counseling. Special exercises are designed to teach counseling skills to trainees who do not read or write. Recent trainings have taken place in Burundi, Colombia, Rwanda, Uganda and Vietnam.

Web Presence

http://www.jmu.edu/cisr/programs/international.shtml

Involvement

Involves Faculty, Involves Staff, Involves Participants External to JMU

Scope

International Scope

Frequency

Ongoing (Currently in existence, year round)

Areas of Engagement

Community Engagement, Civic Engagement, Engaged Learning

Format

Program

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