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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.



2011 Citizens Medal


July 21-23, 2014. PCAF will be hosting its Seventh Annual Pan-African Conference on Psychotrauma on "Trauma and Community Mental Health" in Mbarare, Uganda. To learn more about the conference and register, please click here.

June, 2014. Announcing Volume 3, No. 2 of The African Journal of Traumatic Stress (AJTS), underwritten by PCAF and edited by members of the Dept. of Psychiatry at Makarere University. Click here to read.

May 27, 2014. We are pleased to announce the publication of two new articles on PCAF's work in Uganda in the Journal of Affective Disorders entitled "Developing a culturally sensitive group support intervention for depression among HIV infected and non-infected Ugandan adults: A qualitative study" and "Outcomes, feasibility and acceptability of a group support psychotherapeutic intervention for depressed HIV affected Ugandan adults: A pilot study".

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

April 28, 2014. Thank you to all who attended or contributed to PCAF's Annual Benefit at The Pierre in New York City. NBC news anchor Erica Hill was once again our MC for the event. Award-winning author, Colum McCann accepted the 2014 Humanitarian Award on behalf of Ishmael Beah and Dr. James Okello, child psychiatrist at PCAF’s trauma clinic in Gulu, was recognized with the Sarlo Award.

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.

Newsletter, September 2013
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