I. Provide an environment where survivors and their family members of the Khmer-Rouge Genocide can begin to nurture and cultivate their resiliency for self-healing.
Objective A: To develop an integrated program focusing on facets of Cambodian culture prior to the Khmer Rouge Regime (Meditation, Agriculture, Yoga and Education),
Objective B: To develop and refine the tools for nurturing self-healing (Compassionate, supportive listening, collaborating with clinical/medical service organizations),
Strategies: Recruit volunteer instructors to develop curricula and schedule weekly programs in all four areas. Publicize and disseminate information about the Center programs to the community through collaborating agencies and social media.
II. Engage survivors and their family members in MAYE activities that lead to understanding trauma and the process of self-healing.
Objective: To schedule regular seminars and classes by professionally trained people, to present and discuss issues and approaches to trauma and trauma healing.
Strategy: Collaborate with other trauma healing programs to jointly sponsor events at MAYE and other venues in Long Beach.
III. Create an awareness and an acceptance by participants of the importance of story-telling as the first step of the self-healing of trauma (in process).
Objective A: To conduct group story-telling sessions for participants to chart their pathways from their experiences in Cambodia to their present situation.
Objective B: To inform and activate survivors, family members and community groups about the nature of trauma, trauma healing and the resources available to combat the symptoms.
Strategy: Use the map of Cambodia for participants to point out their birthplaces and different points along the way to either refugee centers or to resettlement.
Strategy: Devise an organizational structure to support and continuously measure and evaluate the effectiveness of MAYE to attain the stated goals.