Welcome to The Trauma Chat Room.
"Where we talk with our mouths and LISTEN with our HEARTS"
Trauma Chat Room is a radio programme designed to inform and create awareness on the impact of trauma as well as the dangers associated with ignoring prolonged trauma. Trauma Chat Room was developed as a media component of the “Setting Up Trauma Listening Centers, Psychosocial First Aid and Referral pathways for 12 communities from 4 wards of Mubi North and Mubi South Local Government Areas of Adamawa State” project currently being implemented by Safer World Foundation (SWF) in partnership with the Nigerian Northeast Connection and funding from the American people, through the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) As part of Safer World Foundation’s efforts to relieve community trauma and create awareness, this weekly Radio programme is designed and developed to address different trauma and psychosocial related issues. These radio programs will include community healing activities, cultural rituals and storytelling, arts, and music as well as other psychosocial support activities that are relevant to the project locations and contexts. This was informed by SWF’s visit to several communities and engaging community members. It was obvious that community members are traumatized but lack basic information about trauma and how it affects them not only as individuals but the community at large.
Trauma Chat Room (TCR) comprises of thirteen (13) 15-minute episodes, which are being broadcasted on Gotel FM (91.1) across the 21 local government areas of Adamawa State. The goal of the programme is to create awareness of the impact of trauma as well as the dangers associated with ignoring prolonged trauma. This will be done as a series to help us reach our target audience across Adamawa State with a focus on teenagers and adults. The radio program will be recorded in Hausa and ill be aired every Monday at 7:45AM – 8AM (15 minutes) weekly. It will take the form of a discussion where a radio host will moderate the discussions while an expert from SWF will deepen discussions on the day’s topic. Listeners can text or email questions that can be addressed in the next episode. Since social media and radio program have statewide coverage, it is estimated that the media engagement will reach an approximate one million citizens in the state and beyond.
On May 13 2022, the Northeast Connection (NEC) awarded Safer World Foundation (SWF) a new grant in Adamawa State of Nigeria to implement a project titled “Setting Up Trauma Listening Centers, Psychosocial First Aid and Referral pathways for 12 communities from 4 wards of Mubi North and Mubi South Local Government Areas of Adamawa State” with support and funding from the American people, through the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) The overall goal of the projects is to raise awareness on trauma and equip communities with functional community-driven psychosocial support systems that will provide basic psychological first aid services to vulnerable community members who experience trauma as a result of conflict and violence and create a referral pathway in Mubi North and Mubi South LGAs.