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Healing Ourselves, Healing Our

World

CAPACITAR International

Capacitar is an international
network
of
solidarity and empowerment.

Honduras

Appalachia

Colombia

Capacitar means to empower,


to encourage, to bring each

CAPACITAR began in 1988 as a response to war, disasters


and
trauma in solidarity with the people of Nicaragua.
Nicaragua

Rivas

Cantera

Batahola

Simple wellness practices empowered grassroo


people
to deal with the poverty, violence and trau
their lives.

WHERE WE WORK: Capacitar has offered


programs for professionals and grassroots people
in:

UNITED STATES: Arizona, Arkansas,


California, Colorado,Florida, Iowa,
Illinois, Kentucky, Massachusetts,
Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, New
Mexico, New York, Ohio, Oregon,
South Dakota, Texas, Virginia,
Wisconsin
CANADA: Toronto, Vancouver/Victoria,
Winnepeg
CENTRAL AMERICA:

El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras,


Nicaragua
SOUTH AMERICA:

Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil,


Colombia, Chile
MEXICO: Chiapas, Tijuana, Juarez,
Durango
CARIBBEAN: Belize, Haiti, Dominican
Republic
ASIA : East Timor, Indonesia, Sri
Lanka, China

Capacitars Global Network

Capacitar collaborates with partners & teams


in 27 countries.

Simple effective wellness


skills
Drug/Alcohol Recovery Program
such as:
California
Body movement
Acupressure for pain &
stress
Fingerholds for
emotions
Breathwork &
visualization
Domestic Violence
Emotional Freedom
CenterAppalachia
Technique
Body work, etc.

Trauma Counselors No.


Ireland

BODY LITERACY: to awaken people to their


own wisdom of body, mind and spirit.

Guatemala

HondurasPrison Staff

Haiti

METHOD:
POPULAR EDUCATION vs THERAPY

Capacitars approach gives


people simple tools for what
they can do for themselves.

WITH WHOM DO WE WORK?

Wisconsin

Wisconsin

Kentucky

Santa Barbara

San Diego, CA

South Africa

reland/No. Ireland

South Africa

Tanzania

Santa Barbara

Psychologists, social workers, educators, drug & alcohol centers,


police trauma counselors, emergency response workers, AIDS counselors,
cancer caregivers, staffs of domestic violence shelters, health
promoters, therapists, prison staff, grassroots leaders, union leaders,

CAPACITAR PROGRAMS:
Multicultural Wellness Education
Trauma Healing & Transformation
Healing Ourselves, Healing Our World Workshops
Capacitar for Children, Schools, Teachers
& Families
Living in Wellness Programsfor
Caregivers, Families
& Persons with HIV/AIDS, Cancer or
Addiction
Mental Health & Emergency Response workshops

Swaziland

Wisconsin

Nicaragua

From the beginning Capacitar has worked with communities


affected by political & domestic violence, trauma, poverty,
addiction and marginalization.
Cincinnati, OH

Guatemala

El Salvador

El Paso,
TX/Juarez, MX

TRAUMA HEALING:

skills to transform patterns of violenceGuatemala, El


Salvador Colombia, East Timor, Indonesia, Sri Lanka, No. Ireland, Rwanda,
border communities, & inner city USA.

Rwanda

Honduras Hurricane Survivors i


Hurricane Survivors, Honduras

Sri Lanka

SELF CARE FOR CAREGIVERS


Capacitar offers people ways to deal with compassion fatigue
or vicarious trauma as they live & work in the eye of the
hurricane of violence, poverty and disaster.
Jaffna, Sri Lanka

Colombia
Colombia

CHILDREN

& SCHOOL.S:
Capacitar offer programs for
teachers, children, youth at
risk, orphans, refugees,
survivors and schools in
conflict zones

Cincinnati

Sri Lanka

Rwanda
Rwanda

Guatemala
Cincinnati, OH

East Timor
Ohio

LIVING IN WELLNESS: Capacitar offers programs to promote


quality of life for caregivers, families and people with
HIV/AIDS, Cancer and other disabilites.

AIDS- So.Africa

Cancer-El Paso, TX

Botswana

Orange Farm

Swaziland

Capetown

Welcome to the growing Circle of Capacitar!

South Africa AIDS counselors &


caregivers

ArgentinaLos Cerezos

Barrio Women of Buenos Aires

Tanzania Team

Tanzania Labyrinth

Guatemal
a

Nicaragu
a

IrelandAn Cosan

Northern Ireland

Santa Barbara, CALa Casa de


Maria

Santa Barbara County Alcohol Drug Mental Health


Services

El Paso, Texas

Rwanda

Rwanda Genocide Survivors

Work with
Trauma and
AIDS in
Great Lakes
Region

We join with the Earth


and with each other
with our ancestors and
all beings of the future
to bring new life
to the land

to recreate the
human community
to provide justice
and peace
to remember
our children
to remember
who we are.

We join together
as many and
diverse expressions
of one loving Mystery
for the healing
of the earth
and the renewal
of all life.

Healing Ourselves, Healing Our


World

CAPACITAR International
212 Laurel Street, Suite 210 Santa Cruz, CA 95060
Tel/FAX 831-471-9215
www.capacitar.org