The intersection of justice and healing.
We believe there can be no healing without justice, and no justice without healing. Our work targets these areas in 12 nations. Across the world, when human rights are threatened, Heartland Alliance International works to restore them.
Research presented in this report is intended to bring visibility to the range of complex and traumatic life experiences faced by Central American youth, particularly in El Salvador, and to document the adverse consequences that prolonged exposure to violence, whether direct or indirect, has on the mental health and development of youth. The aim of this report is to serve as a reference to providers working with youth across service systems, and to provide initial steps in the development and augmentation of mental health programming for youth in Central America’s Northern Triangle.