CANY collects outcomes data throughout our direct service and training programs, employing both qualitative and quantitative tools to evaluate the efficacy of the CANY model of trauma-informed drama therapy over time.

Qualitative measures include anecdotal observations from CANY group leaders and clinical staff at partner agencies as well as self-reports from CANY clients and trainees, in the latter case, measuring skill, awareness and knowledge of the model. Quantitative measures include the use of in-house scale that measures creativity and overall program outcomes and validated trauma scales, focusing on the four central domains of impairment that CANY groups address:
• Attachment
• Emotional Regulation
• Behavioral Regulation
• Self-concept

Data collected reveals that CANY programs help clients:
• Develop empathy and social bonding skills
• Increase emotional intelligence and awareness
• Regulate destructive and impulsive behaviors
• Build a positive sense of self through expanded role repertoire
• Imagine new life possibilities and discover potential

In addition to formal outcomes, service data is collected from every program, tracking client demographics and session content for supervisory review.

Program Demographics FY13

Drama Therapy Program Evaluations
Training Programs Evaluations
  • The CANY Learning Collaborative is a tested model of training that is focused on spreading and adapting best practices across multiple settings. It is a comprehensive, interactive learning the CANY drama therapy model. The program runs for eight months with multiple agencies within the same region.

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