Green String Network developed the Wellbeing
and Resilience (WebR) Framework
which draws on the fields of neurobiology, psychology, restorative justice,
conflict transformation, peacebuilding, and traditional practices.
The framework examines how historical injustices and their present manifestations through the lens of trauma and identifies the mechanisms for the transmission of historical trauma: legacies and aftermaths. These are the beliefs and structures responsible for transmitting trauma responses and circumstances between generations.
The WebR Framework continues to strengthen its use of images and storytelling methodology to simplify the scientific content materials for community participants. In addition, the WebR Framework is now further distinguished in three ways:
Incorporation of dialogue as an essential foundation of social healing and reconciliation;
The intentionality of group facilitation in delivering learning modules and cultivate group dialogues; and
Development of specific context-based applications of trauma-informed capacity building for community facilitation, leadership and organizations.
Thus, people without formal education but with rich life experiences move deeply in their understanding of how violence, the impact of traumatic events, and compounded stress affect decision making, community wellness, governance, and social healing.
The WebR framework seeks to:
Support leadership development for practitioners by giving them key training in the basic principles of trauma awareness, stress, and healing, thus increasing their level of resilience and reducing the impact of trauma and compounded stress in the work they do;
Assess organizations, programs, projects, and interventions on the level of trauma-informed approaches in design, implementation, monitoring, and evaluation;
Through this foundation, decrease domestic and community violence, and increase communities’ capacities to engage in meaningful dialogue, peacebuilding, and development activities.
The WebR framework supports people to enter deep
conversations about grievances, injustices and their current or perceived
inabilities to change the future of their lives, and their social interactions
within and beyond their communities. The framework focuses on relationships and
builds on existing community strengths.