Monika Parikh

Job role: 
Executive Director
Member type: 
Practitioner/Implementer
Brief Biography: 

Founder and Executive Director of Partnerships for Trauma Recovery.  Combining her experience in human rights and international development with clinical training in trauma-informed psychotherapy, Ms. Parikh launched Partnerships for Trauma Recovery in 2015. Her professional career includes human rights program development with on-the-ground work in South Asia, West Africa and Latin America, as well as psychosocial treatment for refugees and immigrants in the United States. As the Director of Partnerships for Free the Slaves, Ms. Parikh led the development of the organization's global partnerships program. She has also conducted policy research and advocacy on a variety of human rights issues including armed conflict, United States foreign policy, modern slavery and multinational financial institution accountability, for organizations such as the Rockefeller Foundation, the Center for International Policy and Humanity United. Prior to joining the nonprofit sector, she worked in management consulting and investment banking in New York City. She holds an MA in public and international affairs from the Woodrow Wilson School at Princeton University, a second MA from the Wright Institute, and a BA in finance from the Wharton School of Business at the University of Pennsylvania. She speaks Gujarati and Spanish.

Approach: 
Policy and legislation
Human rights
Empowerment and service user involvement
Advocacy
Task sharing
Technology
Prevention and promotion
Detection and diagnosis
Treatment, care and rehabilitation
Training, education and capacity building
Regions of interest: 
Africa
Middle East
North America
Central America and the Caribbean
South America
Asia
Europe
Oceania
Setting: 
Community
School
Population: 
Children and adolescents
Adults
Older adults
Families and carers
Minority populations
Humanitarian and conflict health
Disorders of interest: 
All disorders
Country: 
United States of America
Monika Parikh, Founder, Partnerships for Trauma Recovery

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