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Stories For Hope: The Next Generation In Post-Conflict Rwanda Seeks To Break The Silence

Posted on Jan 14 2012 under Peace and Values, Previous Programs

For over two years, my non-profit has trained counselors in Rwanda in narrative psychology, for the sake of Rwanda’s newest generation.  So far we have collected and publicly archived 100 intergenerational dialogues between young adults and their elders, and our evaluations suggest this has been very positive for both generations, as a spur toward reconciliation, and healing.  We will discuss the Questions young people in Rwanda are asking about the post, and the answers from their elders in a dialogue project. 

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Patricia Pasick is a clinical and family psychologist, and the Director of Stories For Hope Rwanda, an international  non-profit she began in 2008, for the sake of Rwanda’s newest adult generation.  She’s the author of a book for parents about how to support their children as they leave home,  and publishes on the  topic of untold stories, her specialty as a narrative psychologist.  Dr. Pasick lives in Ann Arbor, Michigan, and was educated at both Harvard University, and the University of Michigan.  In 2010 she was the recipient of a humanitarian service award from the College of Literature, Science, and the Arts, and has been awarded several grants for her project, one from Psychology Beyond Borders; another from the African Studies Center, at the University of Michigan.

For more information on Stories For Hope,  Patricia Pasick and Global Giving


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