Healing Ourselves through Personal Empowerment

Research and Evaluation

Evaluation is a critical component of determining the effectiveness in meeting the goals of the TIMBo program. Program activities are incorporated into a formal review process conducted by an independent evaluation team. This evaluation process includes mechanisms to measure the impact and the effectiveness of the overall program, and the eventual longer-term impact on the women that participate, and their surrounding communities. The aim is to have the evaluation contribute to yogaHope’s efforts to help bring the healing power of mindfulness training to women in recovery.

 

Research Team

Co-Directors, Program Research and Evaluation

Elizabeth Jackson, MPH

Danielle Rousseau, PhD LMHC

click here to see the TIMBo program Research Brief

 

Publications

Rousseau. D., & Jackson, E. (2013).  Promoting resilience through yoga: Profiling the implementation of trauma-informed integrative mindfulness programming in post-earthquake Haiti.  Journal of Yoga Service. 1(1) 38-46.

Other Research

Rousseau, D., & Jackson, E., (2012). TIMBo Implementation in a Women’s Correctional Facility – MCI Framingham Pilot.  Research Brief.

 

Jackson, E., & Rousseau, D. (2012). TIMBo Implementation in Port-au-Prince, Haiti.  Research Brief.

Upcoming Accepted Presentations

Jackson, E., Rousseau, D., Jones, S. &, Rose, A. Resilience from Trauma: Examination of a gender-responsive trauma-informed mind-body program among female inmates. American Public Health Association. Nov. 2013, Boston, MA.

Jackson, E., Rousseau, D., Jones, S., & Rose, A. Resilience from Trauma: Examination of a gender-responsive trauma-informed mind-body program in Haiti. American Public Health Association. Nov. 2013, Boston, MA.

Rousseau, D., Jackson, E., & Jones, S. “yogaHOPE: Providing gender-responsive, trauma-informed integrative mindfulness programming addressing traumatic stress in under-served populations.”  American Society of Criminology Annual Meeting.  Nov. 2013, Atlanta, GA.

Completed Presentations

Rousseau, D., & Jackson, E. “Mindfulness as a tool for traumatic recovery: Examination of a gender-responsive trauma-informed integrative mindfulness program for female inmates.”  Poster presentation, published abstract.  Symposium on Yoga Research.  June 2013, Newton, MA.

Rousseau, D. “yogaHOPE: Yoga Based Mindfulness Programs for Women Trauma Survivors.” Poster presentation. Yoga Service Council.  June 2013, Omega Institute, Rhinebeck, NY.

Rousseau, D., & Jackson, E. “Mindfulness and Resilience: Examination of a Trauma Informed, Integrative Mindfulness Program as Implemented in Haiti.”  Conference on Haitian Mental Health. May 2013, Newton, MA.

Rousseau, D., Wick, K., & Jackson, E. “Helping women heal: trauma informed responses to gender-based violence.”  Gender-Based Violence, Advocacy, and Equitable Access, Society for Applied Anthropology.  March 2013, Denver, CO.

Jones, S.E., & Rousseau, D.  “Holistic trauma informed care: Examination of the yogaHOPE Trauma Informed Mind Body (TIMBo) Program.”  American Society of Criminology Annual Meeting.  November 2011, Washington, DC.