Sunday, November 21, 2010

Uncommon Loss, Common Bond: HLS Clinic Helps Teens Who Have Been Victimized by Acts of Violence

Mark Hutchinson’s father lost the use of his legs in a bombing in Northern Ireland. Caitlin Leavey was 10 years old when her father, a New York City fire lieutenant, died leading firefighters from Ladder 15 into the south tower of the World Trade Center on Sept. 11, 2001. For these teens and 73 others from around the globe with family members killed or seriously injured in acts of violence, this past summer offered a valuable experience: a weeklong program in Belfast, Northern Ireland, called Project Common Bond, where they learned new skills for communication and conflict resolution under the guidance of the Harvard Negotiation and Mediation Clinical Program.

This story originally appeared in the HLS Bulletin. To read the rest of the story, click here.