Cathy Lounsbury, chair of the Applied Psychology Department at Antioch University New England (AUNE) has been selected to be a trainer for the 2015 Haiti Trauma Project (December 13–21). The Trauma Project is a collaboration between Global Trauma Research, Inc. and the National Board of Certified Counselors International (NBCC-I). Facilitated at the Haitian American Caucus Compound in Croix-Des-Bouquets, Haiti, Lounsbury will be working with a team utilizing the NBCC Mental Health Facilitator Training curriculum to provide a culturally competent trauma assessment and intervention training for professionals in Haiti. In addition, the team will also work with children in Croix-Des-Bouquets utilizing trauma-informed activities.
International Day of Forests
“If you love a tree, you will be more beautiful than before!” – Amit Ray.
This year, the theme for the International Day of Forests, “Forests and Health,” is an invitation and an opportunity to reflect on what these expansive ecosystems do for us and how we can, in turn, serve them through conservation, species preservation, mindful nutrition, and ecological awareness.