Ahfad Trauma Centre (ATC) is a working entity of The School of Psychology, within Al Ahfad University for Women in Khartoum, Sudan.
Why a Trauma Centre?
Recognising a lack in trauma counselling services in Sudan, Ahfad University for Women (AUW) identified the need to train a cohort of counsellors, psychologists, psychiatrist and social workers in different modalities of trauma counselling and interventions. The War Trauma Foundation agreed to provide training and supervision for this cohort over the course of 2012 – 2013. As a result, the Ahfad Trauma Centre (also called the Ahfad Trauma Treatment and Training Centre) was set up in 2012, now serving students and the surrounding community in the Omdurman area free of charge. The centre is also providing training on psychosocial skills to AUW students, local organisations and governmental bodies.
Ahfad Trauma Centre inspires to become a leading centre in providing comprehensive trauma counselling, therapy and training to individuals and communities at national and international levels.
The Centre helps individuals, families and communities to recover from trauma consequences and strengthen their resilience. ATCs mission is to develop multidiciplinary teams so they are capable of using cultural sensitive therapeutic approaches.
The Centre offers
Therapeutic and counselling services
Community outreach activities