What is Trauma Lens?
Trauma Lens is an initiative that aims to make the human service systems in India more trauma informed through trainings ,research and advocacy initiatives in collaboration with organizations in the fields of social work, healthcare, education and other human service sectors as well as peer support groups.
What’s been done so far?
In November 2016, Caregivers Link and Project Motley conducted the first Trauma Lens workshop with a small group of participants from organisations working in the development sector. In early 2017, the report from this workshop was generated and disseminated along with a paper about where trauma informed practice fits vis-a-vis existing approaches to social work in India. If you would like a copy of this report, please let us know using the contact us button in the menu above.
What is planned?
In September 2017, Project Motley, in collaboration with India Habitat Centre, is putting up a theatre production called “Irada Kuch Aur Tha” in an effort to raise awareness about the importance of trauma informed practice and critical reflexivity.
Caregivers Link is a social venture partnership firm focusing on care, and the vulnerability and support needs of persons in informal and formal care relationships, as recipients and providers of care, or as persons playing support roles. Such relationships are most commonly visible through the lens of health, illness, psychosocial, physical, intellectual or developmental disability and related issues. (Facebook page)
Project Motley is an interdisciplinary project that looks to promote critical thought. Project Motley has been conducting workshops since 2012 on issues relating to social justice such as gender, indigenous rights, alternate learning & thinking styles and its link with education, citizenship and civil courage.