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Manuals | December 3, 2018

Resilient Roots

A trauma resilience activity for CRS-WARO Action for the Protection and Integration of Migrants in Africa (APIMA)


This short manual shows how to run a workshop designed to help participants gain an identity and vision of their lives that balances positive and negative experiences, in order to provide a sense of personal direction and hope for the future.

TIME: Approximately five hours with a tea break or lunch in between. (Do not rush the activities: give the participants time to reflect on their experiences).

NUMBER OF PARTICIPANTS AND SET-UP: Approximately 20, ages 15-30 years. Arrange the chairs in a large circle.

MATERIALS NEEDED: Large sheets of paper (flipchart size) for each participant, pens, markers of different colors, crayon, tape, name labels.