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On the tenth anniversary of the Rwanda genocide, in preparation for the development of the proposed International Center for Everybody’s Child, an International Forum was convened at Hofstra University to raise awareness of the trauma experienced by children living in areas of extreme poverty, armed conflict and natural disasters. Speakers who teach or provide aid in these areas of international concern were invited to participate with researchers and teachers from around the world whose work focuses on language, literacy and learning in families, schools and communities. Particular emphasis was placed on conversations about the local/everyday experiences of children, and the multiple ways in which language and literacy, as naturally occurring social and psychological resources within the families, schools and communities, can be used to increase the resilience of children who have experienced mass traumas and live in areas of armed conflict. The intended outcome of the forum, realized through this proposal for the International Center for Everybody’s Child, is the development of working partnerships and collaborative initiatives which can be undertaken by teachers and researchers from the international community working with teachers and researchers who live and work in areas of armed conflict around the world.
The specific recommendations developed at the forum are to: