An urgent and crucial training program post-disaster.
A critical capacity development initiative post-Yolanda.

SPARK! Philippines, Inc., in cooperation with Goals for Peace- Colombia will be conducting a Psychological Trauma, Healing and Reconciliation Trainer’s Training with Dr. Al B. Fuertes of George Mason University on December 13- 15, 2013 at the SGV I & II, Asian Institute of Management, Paseo de Roxas, Makati City.

The training is designed to allow participants to develop an appreciation of human resilience and acquire more coping mechanisms by gaining a broader knowledge and deeper understanding about the nature and dynamics of psychosocial trauma, healing and reconciliation given the various forms of natural disaster and conflict that are affecting individuals and societies.

Participants will investigate the difficulties people and communities face in responding to deep personal and communal loss, pain, and suffering in settings of displacement, natural disaster, and protracted, violent conflict such as war or armed struggle.

The participants are expected to cascade their learnings especially to those who are directly helping in the relief efforts.

For more information please contact Mr. Joseph Navarro, SPARK! Philippines Project Officer 0916 396 9123 or send us your inquiries at sparkphilippines2013@gmail.com as soon as possible. Limited slot available.


Dr. Al Fuertes was a recipient of the 2008 GMU Teaching Excellence Award and the 2001 AT&T Asia-Pacific Leadership Award. Al is a field practitioner and consultant who specializes in community-based trauma healing as an integral component in peacebuilding and conflict transformation. He travels extensively around the world, particularly in places affected by war, armed conflict, and natural disaster. Al works with government, religious, military, and community leaders, as well as NGO development workers, school administrators, teachers, youth, refugees and internally displaced persons. He is the faculty director of the global education program in the Philippines, a 9-credit summer course in Grassroots Peacebuilding, Environmental Issues and Cultures, and in Cambodia, a 3-credit winter course in Community Development, Post-Conflict Reconstruction, and Spirituality through George Mason’s Center for Global Education.

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SPARK or Samahan ng mga Pilipina para sa Reporma at Kaunlaran is a SEC-registered non-profit organization composed of empowered women and women champions committed to the development of women and women’s organizations as full partners in national development.

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