Name of Engagement
CISR International Programs: Peer Support
Center for International Stabilization and Recovery or Jennifer Risser, Managing Editor
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.
Involves Faculty, Involves Staff, Involves Participants External to JMU
Ongoing (Currently in existence, year round)
Areas of Engagement
Community Engagement, Civic Engagement, Engaged Learning