The trainings have been carefully honed so that they are accessible to a wide range of professional and semi-professionals and to the vast range of economic, cultural and age differences encountered.
1. Provide training to caregivers in sub-Saharan Africa to facilitate expressive, nonverbal activities for vulnerable, traumatized children, including art, music, dance and movement to provide a non-threatening way for children to tell their stories, ground and organize their thoughts and feelings while communicating their experiences to others.
2. Teach caregivers to observe the children's nonverbal experience in order to help the children integrate the gains into counseling.
3. Train individuals who are capable of training other caregivers;
4. Create opportunities for vulnerable, traumatized children to reach out to their peers who may be struggling with hardships and loss and encourage them to share their hopes for the future as well as past traumas;
5. Empower children to transform their self-concept as an "HIV positive orphan" to a "productive member of the community."