The President of LINC is affiliated with the International Trauma Studies Program (ITSP) at Columbia University, which provides a strong academic link to Columbia University’s Mailman School of Public Health and Medical Center as well as an array of programs, schools and disciplines within Columbia University (Social work, Psychiatry, Psychology, Anthropology, Sociology, Education, Journalism and Mass Communications, Nursing and the Arts).
Columbia University’s International Trauma Studies Program is linked with Refuge, a member of the U.S. National Consortium of Torture Treatment Programs and LINC’s president is consultant and teacher in the training programs of both REFUGE and Columbia University’s International Trauma Studies Program and has lectured to the staff and faculty of New York’s Solace/Safe Horizon.
LINC is involved, through its president in participating in the development of community mental health and psychosocial services in Kosovo to the Kosovar Family Professional Education Collaborative with the University of Prishtina, the International Organization for Migration Psycho-social and Trauma Response Program, and the Kosova Trauma and Media Program sponsored with the Center for War, Peace, and News Media, the American Family Therapy Academy and the University of Chicago.
LINC faculty have lectured and consulted to professionals and communities in over 100 countries and consulted to several governments (e.g., Hungary, Argentina and South Africa) on building national prevention initiatives.
LINC faculty have served on New York State Governor’s Commission for Refugee Mental Health.
LINC faculty have been heavily involved, both directly and as consultants, in community mobilization in response to trauma arising from September 11th, 2001.