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The mission of the Peter C. Alderman Foundation (PCAF) is to heal the emotional wounds of survivors of terrorism and mass violence by training indigenous health workers and establishing trauma treatment systems in post-conflict countries around the globe.



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May 2, 2014. PCAF, in partnership with Columbia University's Mailman School of Public Health, will be hosting a day-long seminar entitled "Preventing Brain Disorders: Improving Global Mental Health" at the Columbia University Medical Center on May 2, 2014. To learn more about the event please click here. To register please click here.

April 28, 2014. PCAF will hold its annual benefit at The Pierre in New York City. NBC news anchor Erica Hill will once again be our MC for the event. Ishmael Beah, former child soldier, humanitarian and author of A Long Way Gone: Memoirs of a Boy Soldier and Radiance of Tomorrow will receive the 2014 Humanitarian Award and Dr. James Okello, child psychiatrist at PCAF’s trauma clinic in Gulu, Uganda will be recognized with the Sarlo Award. For more information about the event, click here. To purchase tickets, please visit rsvp.pcaf.org.

January, 2014. We are excited to announce that Wietse Tol, PhD. the Dr. Ali & Rose Kawi Assistant Professor of Global Mental Health at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, has become PCAF's new Program Director. To read more about Dr. Tol, click here.

November 16, 2013. Liz and Steve Alderman were featured in the Today Show's #InspiredBy series. Watch them speak with anchor Erica Hill about PCAF.

July 15-18, 2013. PCAF hosted its Sixth Annual Pan-African Conference on Psychotrauma called "Trauma, Culture and Healing: Theory and Practice in Africa" in Kampala, Uganda. It was attended by 535 mental health practitioners from 19 countries. The conference was held with the participation of the World Association of Cultural Psychiatry. Please watch this page for updates about our upcoming conference scheduled for this summer in Uganda.

July 16, 2013. We are thrilled to announce the publication of two articles on PCAF's work in Uganda entitled "The impact of group counseling on depression, post-traumatic stress and function outcomes: A prospective comparison study in the Peter C. Alderman trauma clinics in northern Uganda." and "Implementation and Scale-Up of Psycho-Trauma Centers in a Post-Conflict Area: A Case Study of a Private–Public Partnership in Northern Uganda".

Newsletter, September 2013
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