“Community Based Social Healing approach”The work of the research group of the NGO "Power of the Future"
What is the difference between this approach and others?
Having analyzed how some NGOs and foundations are currently interacting with beneficiaries, as well as the humanitarian response to the full-scale invasion or the invasion back in 2014, we have come to the following conclusion:
Many international and Ukrainian organizations are working on an individual basis. Even if a group approach is used, the issue of adaptation and the formation of a community around a person, where he or she will feel comfortable, where he or she will be able to meet his or her needs, where he or she will have horizontal communication (equal to equal), is not taken into account and is not set as one of the tasks of the activities. Having realized that there is not much expertise, not many people in public organizations understand what Community Based Social Healing is, and having analyzed the world experience, we realized that this approach needs to be spread.
- On the one hand, these are young scholars who know modern approaches in science and are motivated to make a breakthrough in the humanities.
- On the other hand, we have scholars who have been working on this topic for a long time, including sociologists, cultural studies experts, and philosophers,
and there is a public organization called Power of the Future, where specialists actively use such practices as playback theater, drum circle, singing circle, social art practices, facilitation, and group psychology. All this will be researched and described.
Our goal is to formalize the experience in such a way that it can be used by other public organizations, both in Ukraine and abroad, to create supportive communities that can help in the mental and physical healing of the participants involved in these communities.
Roman Kandybur - expert of the research group, co-author of the Contact2U project, development director of the Power of the Future NGO, chairman of the board of the Ukrainian Playback Theater School, co-author of the book "Creative Methods of Conflict Transformation"
Fanagyi Rostyslav - Master of Cultural Studies, PhD student at the Department of Ethics, Aesthetics and Cultural Studies at Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyivhttps://orcid.org/0000-0001-8640-082X