Leaders trained from 23 countries and over 220 organizations who now have skills in trauma-informed mental health, emotional first aid, and community resilience
Lives impacted by participants of our workshops and programs worldwide, through the ripple effect of our "one-to-many" healing model
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.
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
“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.”
Photos from our community trainings, workshops, and circles around the world
Our mixed method approach currently includes a variety of measurement tools:
PRE, POST, AND FOLLOW-UP QUESTIONNAIRES
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.