Susan Montgomery, a marketing consultant on a trauma therapeutic program in Sudan and South Sudan, would be the visitor speaker on the digital assembly of Altrusa Worldwide of Oak Ridge starting at midday Wednesday, Feb. 9.
Montgomery is a medical psychologist in non-public observe and a marketing consultant on Morning Star, a trauma therapeutic program in Sudan with DT World. She beforehand labored on an analogous program in South Sudan. She has helped to develop a curriculum taught in native communities and has educated roughly 45 trainers who take the five-day program to the countryside. Many years of battle there have resulted in a traumatized society, and this system goals to revive peace and reconciliation.
“We train about what trauma is and why we don’t ‘simply recover from it,” the way it impacts the mind, the physique … and our unmet wants. We then instruct on the trail to restoration via steps of fact telling, mercy, justice (particularly restorative justice), and peace with the potential for reconciliation,” she mentioned.
This system is an adaptation of Methods for Trauma Consciousness and Resilience (STAR) taught at Japanese Mennonite College.
Montgomery has a Ph.D. in medical psychology from the College of Tennessee-Knoxville, a grasp’s diploma within the historical past of race relations in america from the College of North Carolina-Chapel Hill, a graduate certificates in refugee trauma from Harvard Medical College, and a graduate certificates in restorative justice from Japanese Mennonite College.
Montgomery can be involved about immigrant and refugee rights and performs evaluations for asylum seekers via Physicians for Human Rights. She is a member of the Worldwide Society for Traumatic Stress Research. She has been a member of Harmony United Methodist Church within the Holston Convention for the previous 21 years.
The general public is invited to affix through Zoom. Reservations could also be made by sending an e mail to: firstname.lastname@example.org by midday Monday, Feb. 7. A hyperlink shall be supplied to attend the assembly nearly. All Altrusa members shall be emailed the hyperlink previous to the assembly.
The Altrusa Worldwide Relations Committee, which is internet hosting the assembly, will current two books associated to the speaker’s subject to all center college libraries in Anderson and Roane counties. The books are “A Lengthy Stroll to Water” by Linda Sue Park, and “Misplaced Boy,” “Misplaced Woman: Escaping Civil Warfare in Sudan,” by John Dau and Martha Akech.
Altrusa Worldwide is a service group comprised of neighborhood members specializing in management, partnership and repair with an emphasis on literacy and training.