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Recent Disaster and Crisis Relief Efforts
In 2018, we have responded to the shooting in Parkland, FL, the volcanic eruptions in Hawaii, the ongoing crisis in Puerto Rico, the situation with migrant detainees at the US border, and will likely be called upon to coordinate similar disaster relief efforts in the US and internationally. In 2017, AWB provided thousands of treatments in Texas, Florida, Las Vegas, Puerto Rico, and California communities devastated by hurricanes, floods and fires. Please help us rebuild our Disaster Ready Fund so that we are prepared to respond!
AWB is setting up a relief effort for refugees currently stranded in Greece. Read about trauma recovery treatments recently offered in Greek refugee camps by an AWB staff and volunteer team, as well as what is planned next.
Welcome to Acupuncturists Without Borders (AWB). AWB trains acupuncturists and other healthcare professionals to use community-style acupuncture in offering compassionate treatment to trauma survivors worldwide.
AWB supported relief efforts after shooting, wildfires, and floods in Colorado; tornados in Joplin, MO, Minneapolis, Minnesota, and Moore, Oklahoma; Superstorm Sandy; the Newtown shooting; the Boston Marathon Bombing; the mudslide in Oso, WA; and the 2014 lava flow in Puna, Hawaii
AWB’s 2-Day Healing Community Trauma training teaches you how to set up field clinics to treat trauma in your local community on an ongoing basis, or during a disaster. This highly experiential and entertaining workshop provides 15 CEUs/PDAs, including 4.5 of ethics and safety.
AWB supports community service clinics throughout the United States that help veterans, active military, and their families, as well as other distressed members of the community, overcome trauma so they can heal, regain resilience, and lead happy lives.
Journeying abroad with acupuncturists and other healthcare practitioners to provide trauma for distressed, local communities, while learning about traditional healing practices, and visiting extraordinary places.
Supporting healthcare practitioners abroad in providing ongoing trauma treatment within their local communities in countries such as Nepal, Mongolia, Israel, and Haiti.
AWB works with local organizations that rescue women and children from sex and organ trafficking, as well as domestic slavery, training Nepalese healthcare workers to offer trauma treatments that facilitate recovery.
AWB has trained more than 120 Haitian healthcare practitioners. These volunteers have provided over 30,000 treatments for Haitians impacted by the 2010 earthquake that displaced 15% of the country’s population Photo credit: Carole Devillers
A gorgeous retreat setting is the background for advanced training on setting up and running national/international community service clinics and disaster relief efforts for trauma recovery, including logistics, fundraising, and outreach. Plenty of time to rest, recharge, and recreate – while you learn and earn 20 CEUs/PDAs.
AWB sometimes offers Level I (Healing Community Trauma) and Level II (How to Be a Global Healer) trainings internationally, as part of World Healing Exchange Programs, or to train healthcare providers abroad who want to offer local trauma treatment.
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