Stony Run Friends Meeting is again sponsoring Healing and Rebuilding Our Communities (HROC). This year we are very, very fortunate to have Florence Ntakarutimana from Burundi joining us to lead the training. She is a dynamic and inspirational person and trainer. Please share the following files that provide more information with your Meetings:
We are hoping that a diverse group of participants will join the training. Although HROC has been used primarily in Africa, we hope that we will be able to use it to work with refugees, survivors of trauma and those who endure conflict daily in their own neighborhoods.
HROC grew out of the Alternatives to Violence program used for many years in prisons and communities. It was discovered that, when working with communities that are divided by violence, a more trauma-informed approach was required and the HROC model was developed. It is focused on rebuilding trust while also healing the grief, fear and pain that result from loss of one’s sense of self, family and community through violence.
Proceeds benefit Friends Peace Teams.