Practice to make a difference.

Working with memory in the shadow of genocide

In 1994, the genocide in Rwanda claimed over one million human lives. Today, Ibuka, the national survivors' association of Rwanda, has developed ways to respond.

The Ibuka trauma counsellors have found ways to heal memories in the shadow of genocide.

Together - and through their formal partnership with the Dulwich Centre Foundation International, based in Australia - they have developed local, innovative, culturally-appropriate methodologies, drawing on principles and practice of narrative therapy and community work.

This publication documents the unique forms of therapeutic and collective practice that Ibuka workers are developing. It contains the stories of this work and its outcomes; the principles they are employing; examples of the methodologies; and ideas for how workers and organisations in other contexts can develop their own effective practices.

Also included in this publication are innovations in narrative practice relating to multiple storylines of memory; personal memory/social memory; sharing the 'problem of memory', and ensuring the survival of ideals.

Working with memory in the shadow of genocide is a document of both thoughtful and effective practice, as well as hope and inspiration.

Working with memory in the shadow of genocide

Author: David Denborough

$24.95 Add to Cart

Customers who Purchased this item also purchased

  • 8 Keys to Parenting Children with ADHD

    8 Keys to Parenting Children with ADHD

    by Cindy Goldrich

    Parenting children with ADHD, whether diagnosed or undiagnosed, can be challenging and complex. But just as a child who struggles with reading can learn to decode words, children with ADHD can learn patience, communication and solution-seeking skills to become more confident, independent and capable. This book, rich with optimism, tips, tools and action plans, offers science-based insights and systems for parents to help cultivate these skills. Combining expert information with practical, sensitive advice, the eight "key" concepts here will help parents reduce chaos, improve cooperation and nurture the advantages—like creativity and... More info

    $31.95 Add to Cart
  • Colouring Country. An Australian Dreamtime Colouring Book

    Colouring Country. An Australian Dreamtime Colouring Book

    by Ros Moriarty

    An all-ages colouring-in book based on Australian Indigenous artworks from the Balarinji Art & Design Archive. Colouring Country is an art therapy book with a difference. It features 42 full-colour reproductions of superb Indigenous Australian artworks, each with a colouring template and a description of its story and cultural context from the Dreamtime. The rhythm and motifs of Aboriginal artworks illustrate life in balance with the majesty of nature. They represent the joyful visual language of the world's oldest continuing culture. The works in Colouring Country are from the Balarinji Art... More info

    $25.99 Add to Cart
  • Direct Practice Skills for Evidence-Based Social Work: A Strengths-Based Text and Workbook

    Direct Practice Skills for Evidence-Based Social Work: A Strengths-Based Text and Workbook

    by E Pomeroy & R Bradford Garcia

    Featuring an evidence and strengths-based approach to practice methods, this new text teaches students how to apply social work skills in a variety of settings. Designed to enhance self-awareness, professionalism, ethical reasoning, cultural sensitivity, and an appreciation for social justice issues, readers are introduced to social work’s core values and practice methods to help them assimilate the skills needed for working in the field. Cases and skills-based exercises demonstrate how to make accurate assessments and design effective intervention plans. After laying the groundwork in theory, values, and ethics, the authors review... More info

    $130.00 Add to Cart