GSN’s provides Wellbeing and Resiliency (WebR) support for civil society organizations supporting human rights, peacebuilding, combating violent extremism (CVE), gender-based violence (GBV) issues. Becoming trauma-informed organizations means making a commitment to changing the practices, policies, and culture of an entire organization. This type of change requires staff at all levels and in all roles modify what they do based on an understanding of the impact of violence and the resulting trauma experienced by both beneficiaries and program staff. One training will not result in an agency becoming trauma-informed. The process takes time and requires an organization understand the stages of change and how to identify its own strengths and challenges. This process varies from organization to organization and requires both adaptive and technical solutions.
If you are interested in this type of organizational development support, please contact us and we will co-develop with you a program tailor made for your organization.