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Wellbeing and Resilience (WebR) Framework

WebR

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.

Target users of the WebR framework include community practitioners and others implementing both the security actors and community healing programs, as well as Organizations and Projects who would like to begin to use trauma-informed approaches in their programs, projects or interventions during the design, implementation, monitoring, and evaluation phases. GSN can offer a 5-day WebR for Leaders training to interested organizations.

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