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Sara Cook is a conflict response specialist who has extensive experience working with people affected by conflict in Northern Ireland and internationally. Her peacebuilding work includes mediation, dialogue and storytelling encounters between conflict-affected populations, including victims and survivors of violence, security forces and paramilitaries. Much of her work addresses the psychosocial effects of conflict, including the impact of mediation and peacebuilding work on practitioners. For 20 years, Sara has designed and implemented methodologies to address conflict-related impact and provides training and facilitation in mediation, dialogue, trauma intervention and resiliency. She has trained people from over 30 countries, including humanitarian aid workers supporting the resettlement of Syrian refugees in both Turkey and Lebanon. She is a board member of Mediation Northern Ireland, and was a lecturer and field director for the Conflict Transformation Certificate Program at St. Mary’s University in Texas.