Save yourself & help a buddy
SAVE SOMEBUDDY is a resilience-focused program centered on the art of peace. We seek to transform families and communities by teaching skills to effectively deal with the neuropsychological, neurobiological, and neurophysiological adverse effects of trauma. SAVE SOMEBUDDY is founded on hope, reverses the impact of childhood trauma, and gives children and adults the ability to "save yourself and help a buddy.”
We accept the love we believe we deserve. Trauma breaks connection with self, yet love of self and love for others is as vital to our health and wellbeing as food and shelter. Through healthy relationships, we can heal trauma, as compassion and empathy can lift the very weight of the emotional air we breathe.
SAVE SOMEBUDDY is for everyone, as it helps us better navigate our human experience. The program enables youth with three readily usable tools:
How to break the cycle of self-sabotage
How to calm down when feeling upset
How to connect with others when feeling despair
It's what's on the inside that counts
When emotionally and psychologically injured children gain the skills to connect in healthy ways through the mentorship of adult volunteers from their own culture and community, behavior can change, healing begins, and vision for a future can take root and grow. When trauma-impacted adult survivors are compassionately assisted and placed in positions of leadership to help those around them, we see the following benefits to families, communities, and even nations:
Increased grit and resilience
Reduced inner and outer conflict
Improved long-term mental and physical health
This global health crisis is a social justice issue that must be addressed by everyone. We cannot afford to continue hoping that government officials, educators, and healthcare providers will solve this epidemic. It will not burn out, or go away. This simple approach to empower everyday people is a strong beginning to a stronger nation and world. We can make a difference when one person helps one person. Sorrow is the greatest teacher. SAVE SOMEBUDDY simplifies brain science into everyday actions and places responsibility for these concerns in our hands.