Karen Abbs

Karen has been a humanitarian professional for more than ten years specializing in mental health programming and staff care in conflict and emergency environments.  She has worked for international organizations in Kashmir (India), the Central African Republic, Swaziland, Iraq and Kenya implementing psychosocial programs with a specialized focus on trauma and torture.

Karen has worked for Redr in two field locations developing a Humanitarian Staff Care Program in Darfur and assisted in its subsequent roll out in South Sudan, focusing on providing training in Psychological First Aid and support to humanitarian workers after traumatic events.