Globally, high rates of violence and poverty lead to trauma, irregular migration, and poor educational, social, and economic outcomes for entire communities. Latin America is largely a mental health desert, where access to mental healthcare is extremely limited, especially at the community level.

In order to address these challenges, Glasswing was pleased to host “Healing Wounds,” a virtual mental health conference in collaboration with USAID, UNICEF Guatemala, and Morgan Stanley. We came together to imagine what access to trauma-informed community-based mental healthcare can look like in Latin America — one of the regions of the world most impacted by violence and trauma.

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Glasswing International’s programs and methodologies put mental health at the center of solutions to the most pressing challenges of our time. These include:

For years, Glasswing’s “Sanando Heridas” program, a violence prevention initiative, has helped people who have had exposure to social and interpersonal violence cope with the events through comprehensive trauma-informed care. Preliminary results from a study by World Bank Group found that survivors of violence who have been treated by a “Sanando Heridas” specialist trained in trauma-informed care reduce their likelihood of committing a violent act by up to 30%.

 

 

“Healing Wounds” Resources

 

 
 

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