This year the Trauma Team is going to Cihei/Oradea Romania to work with Smiles Foundation Inc. which has an amazing ministry to the Gypsy Camps in the area (4 of them) and the underserved in Northwestern Romania. They actively work with 4 Gypsy Camps in a variety of ways that include housing, food, work, and social services. Families, Couples. Children and Elderly are the main populations here, Nursing and Assisted Living Facilities (also 4 of them) 2 private and 2 for the State Government-Elderly survivors and Staff, 2 homeless projects, domestic violence safe house for women and children, outreach to individuals and families in and around Oradea who need counseling services and sustenance support, University, Prison, The Social Work Staff of Smiles and many more opportunities to engage trauma survivors and workers. The working time will be followed by a 2 1/2 day debrief in Brussels Belgium where we will do a city tour and a walking tour of the city visiting museums, restaurants, and an ale house or two. 

Departs: July 21st, 2023
Returns: August 8th, 2023

Two-day Orientation: July 19th & 20th

Costs: The total trip cost is $3,300, including a $500 non-refundable deposit which needs to be submitted to confirm your spot on the trip.

Requirements: In order to attend the summer immersion trip, participants need to complete most of the trauma workshops offered by CTRS/GCAT. The trip will also help those wishing to obtain the GCAT Certified Clinical Traumatologist certification, as it will allow more than 100 direct hours of work with clients. The trip can also be used as an elective for DMU students (COUN 695).

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