Thursday, August 12, 2010

HNMCP takes negotiation training to youth survivors terrorism and violence

Elaine and Annie

Elaine Lin and Annie Levin

In 2008, Tuesday’s Children organized a youth summer camp designed to create a community and mutual support network of young people from around the world with similarly tragic experiences as survivors of terrorist attacks. Part of the camp was designed to teach these adolescents negotiation, communication and conflict management skills. Tuesday’s Children subsequently decided to make this an annual part of its programming, and asked HNMCP to overhaul and deliver the content for the modules on negotiation and conflict resolution, paying particular attention to the emotional and social needs of the adolescent audience.

Last spring, clinical students Elaine Lin and Anne Levin worked in concert with Prof. Bordone to create a full training curriculum, complete with teaching notes, simulations, presentation materials, and supplemental materials.  In August they traveled, together with HNMCP Associate Toby Berkman and Lecturer on LawFlorrie Darwin, to Belfast, Ireland to deliver this training at the Tuesday’s Children annual camp.

You can see domestic coverage of the event in Newsday and the Washington Times.