FSOS grad student leads international initiative in Liberia

January 31, 2023

Zamzam Dini, a Family Social Science (FSOS) doctoral student specializing in Couple and Family Therapy, flexed her clinical practitioner skills in Liberia last summer by leading workshops for parents and young women on healthy relationships. The experience gave her great insights that have been invaluable in her work as a trauma therapist at the Minnesota Trauma Recovery Institute (MNTRI), where she often is in contact with the immigrant community.

Dini traveled to Liberia representing the Women’s Initiative for Self-Empowerment (WISE) in a partnership to facilitate capacity-building training and healthy relationships education to community service providers in Liberia.

The Liberian initiative was a collaboration between WISE and the Liberian-based non-governmental organization (NGO) Organization for Women Empowerment (OWE) and funded by a U.S. State Department community-building grant.

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Zamzam Dini (second from right) with members of the Organization for Women Empowerment NGO. Photo credit: Courtesy of Zamzam Dini