Group of ethnically diverse people in Nepal singing and dancing

Our Impact

5,749

Leaders trained from 23 countries and over 220 organizations who now have skills in trauma-informed mental health, emotional first aid, and community resilience

Nepali women smiling for a group photo, wearing colorful tunics and holding certificates in their hands after completing a trauma healing workshop
Two Ugandan school children wearing bright purple uniforms smiling with and emotions chart on their desks

73,000+

Lives impacted by participants of our workshops and programs worldwide, through the ripple effect of our "one-to-many" healing model

99%

Of participants report that they now have confidence and skills to support trauma survivors in their community.

 

97% report that they have knowledge and skills to support their own healing.

Four Nepali women practicing emotional first aid, sitting close together with arms around each other and holding hands
Nepali woman facilitator standing in front of a white board teaching about Safety, with Safety written behind her on the board, along with "safe place, safe person, emotional safety, believing, normalizing..."

Peer Counseling
Body-Mind Resourcing

Emotional Safety

Most commonly cited healing knowledge gained in our workshops. Participants also emphasize the profound experience of sharing with peers during the workshop as foundational to their own healing

Testimonials

Blue background fading into a photo of several Nepali people holding their hands up in the air smiling

For the first time in life, I began to find the keys to happiness for myself. I want to bring this training to communities all over my country, to help children, leaders, adults, parents, and each and every person to be a better person. I would be a different person if I had this training when I was a teenager.”​

 

Educator,

Nepal

Gallery

Photos from our community trainings, workshops, and circles around the world 

Young Nepali women hugging emotionally while other women around them look on
Ugandan preschool child smiling with an emotions chart in front of her
Black woman with pink hair and elder Black man wearing a cap standing in front of a graffiti wall smiling
Group of Nepali women singing and clapping, with one woman playing a small drum
Uganda police officer wearing camouflage uniform standing in front of a flip chart which describes physical symptoms of trauma
Group of Nepali women sitting in a circle on the grass at a school yard with a mountain in the background and sun shining on them
Nepali woman singing in front of a group of women who are smiling at her
Nepali women posing for a group photo wearing colorful tunics with hands up in the air in a joyful pose
Ugandan school teacher standing in front of a group of students who are sitting on the ground, as she enthusiastically teaches them about how to heal from trauma
Nepali man playing the guitar and singing with eyes closed while a Black man sits behind him, looking on
Uganda women practicing peer counseling. One woman is role playing a distressed client and the other woman is sitting near her, with arms around her.
Group of diverse Americans smiling and posing for a photo after completing a 3-day workshop together
 

Measuring Impact

Our mixed method approach currently includes a variety of measurement tools:
 

DEMOGRAPHIC DATA

PRE, POST, AND FOLLOW-UP QUESTIONNAIRES

INTERVIEWS

CASE STUDIES

TESTIMONIALS

INFORMAL "BARBERSHOP" DATA

We are passionate about measuring the effectiveness of our work. Over the years, we've collected both quantitative and qualitative data which assess the impact of our programs on participants' lives, healing journeys, and work with survivors in their communities.

 

As a result of attending our programs, participants report that they have:​

  • Overcome addiction and depression

  • Started mental health organizations

  • Entered graduate programs in counseling

  • Trained parents and students to cope with traumatic stress in health ways

  • Supported perpetrators of harm to end cycles of abuse

  • Counseled peers and family members experiencing trauma

  • Improved relationships with their children and other family members

  • Released shame around their own trauma

  • ... and more

Our post-workshop and follow up data demonstrate both the depth and the ripple effect of our work, proving that when we unlock the power of survivors to heal themselves and others, profound transformation is possible.

We are enthusiastic about sharing our lessons learned from testing both standardized and customized measurement tools, in order to advocate for more ethical, justice-based, community-centered impact assessment.