I'm a researcher and technical consultant at the intersection of neuroscience, mental health, and social conflict, with a specific passion for interventions to address global migration and refugee flows, trauma, and violent extremism. Leveraging my training in social cognition, social neuroscience, and participatory community development, my work engages the links between brain, mind, and behavior within issues of forced displacement, violence, and social belonging, especially among young people.
The world is small. I hope you and I can chat more. I'm eager to learn from your experiences. And to grow the network of trauma-informed youth development/community development work. I just wrote a chapter on trauma-informed community development, taking a chronic stress focus. I'll email you the PDF, but for now, here is the link! https://www.routledge.com/The-Routledge-Handbook-of-Community-Development-Perspectives-from-Around/Kenny-McGrath-Phillips/p/book/9781138940765
Just getting to read this now, Angi, after our communication on the other project. Really fascinating, and I'm thrilled to learn about GSN. I'm guessing you know Ilya Yacevich and the Global Trauma Project in Kenya? Some of the artwork is reminiscent of what they have in their Trauma-Informed Community Empowerment manuals!
Dear Angi, I would love to meet your research director. In my lab we're putting together some new "wish lists" for studies we want to do in the coming two years, including lots of studies on social belonging, and the role of oxytocin in both stress-buffering and intergroup cooperation. I hope we can find ways to collaborate. My email is firstname.lastname@example.org