A Survivor-Centric Approach
Danny Salim is the Deputy Director of Solution Based Casework at the Arab-American Family Support Center (AAFSC). Danny holds a Master’s degree in Conflict Transformation from Eastern Mennonite University. He has vast experience in restorative justice, trauma healing and resilience, healing circles processes, women and youth empowerment, human rights, and culturally sensitive programming. Danny serves on several task forces and committees and leads the restorative justice work and cultural competency trainings for community-based organizations and government partners. He is passionate about examining sociopolitical experiences and systems that foster community development policy practice with a trauma-informed framework. Prior to joining AAFSC, Danny worked at several national and international organizations including Non-Violent Peace-Force and the United Nations Development Program (UNDP). While at UNDP, he designed and developed the Conflict Prevention Community of Practice Team Works Platform (CP-CoP), an interactive forum for dialogue and resource sharing between the UN and civil society organizations.