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“Listening to the grass before we run.”

-Laotian Proverb

This insightful Lao proverb was generously shared by a participant during one of our engaging roundtable discussions. This profound saying has inspired us to reflect on the significance of observation and attentiveness in our professional endeavors. Embracing this Lao wisdom as a mindfulness technique can greatly enhance our approach to providing services to victims. It serves as a compelling example of how our community’s cultural practices can profoundly influence and enrich our work.