Understanding trauma is an important tool in transforming people’s lives that have been affected with violence.
Over fifteen participants graduated after completing a Violence, Healing and Trauma Workshop in Port Moresby yesterday.
First Lady Linda Bebao was giventhe honor to issuethe certificates.
The participants were given an intensive two week course onthe basic knowledge of addressing violence and trauma.
The workshop is a first of its kind in PNG to deal with trauma.
President ofthPNG Healing Foundation, Solosol Palek Jr said most participants are youths who have volunteered to be agents of change.
Palek said participants are now equipped with necessary skills in approaching and helping most Papua New Guineas who have faced violence and trauma.
Head facilitator Peter Kailap said most people are traumatized by past childhood experinces.
Kailap added thatthe foundation is an avenue where trauma is discussed and a variety of possible solutions can be appllied to individuals.
First lady Linda Bebao was thrilled bythe achievement ofthe participants. She’s glad every individual has takenthe responsibility to address trauma intheir communities.
A second workshop will run in Lae next month.
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