About the Book
Catalyst Initiative honors and fosters culturally authentic self-care practices to advance the health and wellbeing of communities in need, including people experiencing current and/or historical trauma, toxic stress, inequities, or lack of access to opportunities. This work is not straightforward, and success may be defined differently in different communities. Trusting community members to know what they need is vital to the process, as is taking risks on visionaries within the community. In light of the complexity of the work, the evaluation must include creative methods that are both useful to the intended users and support ongoing learning, adaptation, and innovation.