Arianna Schindle, MPH, LMSW
, works with the International Trauma Studies Program, to support the implementation of training and programming in the areas of community based mental health and peer support programs. Arianna has worked for more than 10 years in Latin America, Asia, and the US/EU as a facilitator and strategist, developing educational models and training of trainer (ToT) programs, including a program for the National Domestic Workers Alliance and Cornell University on trauma informed care and workers rights, a peer health model for the IRC, and a community development program for youth leaders in Burma. She has also supported clients such as the Open Society Foundation and Earthrights International to develop "schools in a box," and other global learning initiatives. Clinically trained at the Ackerman Institute, Arianna utilizes systems based approaches to psychotherapy combining resilience based and systems change. As co-founder of the Rhiza Collective, Arianna directs projects delivering psychosocial support, trauma care, and storytelling skills to refugees and staff in the Greek islands, evaluating programs on trauma informed interventions for batterers and male domestic violence prevention, and developing wellbeing toolkits for local human rights organizations in Latin America. She has spent many years consulting and supporting non-profits to develop integrative leadership development and peer support models, as well as addressing how systemic power impacts their values and purpose.



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