The project aims to to mitigate an identified, urgent need to provide timely and effective psychosocial treatment and legal support to victims of violence in local communities in Nicaragua and Guatemala. The communities the organizations are working in lack adequate health policies and capactities to address this need. The participants of this exchange project provide psychosocial support to victims of violence, particularly women, youth and children, by organizing workshops and group sessions in schools and communities. The project also targets the individuals who commit the acts of violence, in an attempt to identify and treat the root causes of the violence. The partner organizations have been working together for many years, and for the current three-year period they aim to further deepen the transfer of skills and knowledge about treatment methods, legal work and approaches to care of victims among them.