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Webinar: Understanding our work through a trauma-sensitive lens

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Webinar: Understanding our work through a trauma-sensitive lens

Edgework will facilitate a webinar for the sport and development community on 18 June at 9am EST / 3pm CEST.


Thu, 06/18/2020

In this workshop we will examine the Covid-19 pandemic and our work from the perspective of how long-term adversity can rewire a person’s thoughts, feelings, and even actions. Many people will emerge from social isolation able to carry on with key parts of their work and personal lives. However, others may bear significant scars or even late effects from the experience.  Internalizing a trauma-sensitive perspective can help all of us in our formal and informal interactions, program design, fundraising, managing, collaborating, and decision-making.

This workshop will help you:

  • Understand and mitigate your stress response, sustain your contribution, and eventually return to in-person work and programming able to do the intense work that will be required to help each other, participants, their families, and your communities to recover and heal
  • Gain strategies for how to create buffers against some of the potential long-term traumatic impacts of Covid-19
  • Learn why a staff-first approach to recovery is essential to achieving the impact you aspire to have post-pandemic

Date: 18 June, 9am EST / 3pm CEST

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About Edgework

Since its founding, Edgework has worked at the forefront of the field of sport for healing.  We have been researching and building interventions that test the power of the sport experience to serve as a special medium to help people affected by trauma.

In relation to many traditional types of treatment, including talk therapy, sport stands apart in its ability to have an impact on the physical, emotional and mental well-being of people affected by trauma.  In short, sport can heal.

Edgework has designed curriculum and programs, and pushed the limits on what it means for sport to be a healing mechanism in collaboration with several sport for development organizations. From providing resources to youth workers in post-tsunami Thailand, to designing an out-of-school mental health program in Gaza, we have seen first-hand the creative and impactful ways that sport can enable healing.

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