Peace-building and human security is threatened by violence. Yet violence is predictable and preventable. The Trauma Centre contributes towards violence prevention through advocacy, capacity building, research and the provision of mental health services for survivors. Victim rehabilitation for survivors of social crime, political violence and torture is a core component of the work undertaken by the organisation.
Our report on Meeting the needs of survivors of gang violence in Manenberg is now available from here.
The Trauma Centre locates itself firmly in the field of transitional justice specialising in inclusive healing practices as one of the prerequisites for peace-building and human security in conflict and post conflict situations. As a prominent South African NGO providing trauma counselling and healing to South Africans and non-South Africans affected by violence and torture, the Trauma Centre is committed to the building of a non violent society with a respect for human rights.
Its grassroots experience in therapeutic interventions, cutting edge research and advocacy programmes enable the sharing of expertise with strategic partnerships across Africa and further afield. On a local level, the Trauma Centre encourages a multi-disciplinary approach to healing sharing knowledge and expertise systems with other practitioners to facilitate multi-layered healing interventions.