Resilience from trauma: Examination of a gender-responsive trauma-informed mind-body program in Haiti
Learning Areas:Conduct evaluation related to programs, research, and other areas of practice
Diversity and culture
Implementation of health education strategies, interventions and programs
Social and behavioral sciences
Explain the program’s ability to give women in Haiti (and elsewhere) simple, effective and accessible tools to utilize as active coping strategies for self-regulation. Discuss the program’s ability to help women in Haiti (and elsewhere) to gain awareness of their bodies and their body sensations. Emotional traumatic memory becomes lodged in the body and is triggered in an endless feedback loop that becomes chronic and debilitating in many. Describe the program’s ability to help women in Haiti (and elsewhere) renegotiate their self-belief through awareness of their inner experience, and begin the process of transformation. Discuss the fundamentals of how stress and trauma affect the body and the mind, and how mindfulness practices work to reverse the potentially devastating effects of traumatic stress.
Keyword(s): Adult and Child Mental Health, Public Health Curriculum
Qualified on the content I am responsible for because: I have been the Co-Principal Investigator on this formative research since the beginning of the development and implementation of the program. Among my scientific interests has been the development and implementation of a range of public health programs and interventions, as well as conducting the monitoring and evaluation.
Any relevant financial relationships? No
I agree to comply with the American Public Health Association Conflict of Interest and Commercial Support Guidelines, and to disclose to the participants any off-label or experimental uses of a commercial product or service discussed in my presentation.