Research on Capacitar’s Impact
Did you know?
• An estimated 500 million people live with PTSD
• 1.5 billion people live in countries affected by political or criminal violence and war
• 1 in 3 women are exposed to sexual, physical or other abuse in their lifetime
• 1.2 billion people live in extreme poverty
• 70.8 million people are refugees or internally displaced (2019)
Tsunamis, earthquakes, typhoons, hurricanes and volcanic eruptions also traumatize many thousands of people each year. Fear and anxiety around climate change and the COVID 19 pandemic affect millions.
Trauma is a global burden. It affects people in every country, every walk of life but is especially burdensome for those with few or no resources. Capacitar has worked for over 30 years sharing simple wellness skills with people dealing with stress and trauma, empowering them to tap into their own inner wisdom to heal themselves, their families and their communities. Capactar’s program of wellness practices and popular education method has been field tested with many thousands of people in 45 countries.
The following includes the research and findings of Founder Patricia Cane, Ph.D. carried out after Hurricane Mitch in Central America; a survey by Special Projects Director, Joan Condon, M.A. of the impact of Capacitar practices on the lives of participants; the Capacitar Research and Reflection Project carried out in 2009 and 2010 with questionnaires, interviews and focus groups in the USA and 12 countries; several dissertations and a thesis studying Capacitar methods in different applications.
CAPACITAR RESEARCH: DOWNLOADABLE PDFs:
DISSERTATIONS—APPLICATIONS OF CAPACITAR DOWNLOADABLE PDFs:
• Patty Abozaglo, MA, JD Dance, Resilience and Social Transformation in the Global South
• Patty Abozaglo, MA, JD Collective Trauma in Conflict Scenarios:
A Scoping Study
• Marian Baker, CASPR, CSPR – Manual Hopscotch Project
• Marian Baker, CASPR CASPR Ireland Evaluation Report2017