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Summer 2012 25
Healing AFRICA’S Scars
IU Southeast psychology professor Lucinda
Woodward has spent the past several years
providing mental health services to West
African citizens – particularly former child
soldiers from Liberia
By Erica Walsh
Photos provided by Katie Kavanaugh and
Lucinda Woodward
“You want to study post-traumatic stress? I know a
traumatized population you can visit.”
Those few words from a former graduate student at
Ball State University are what first led IU Southeast
Assistant Professor of Psychology Lucinda Woodward
to West Africa.