Congratulations to NCIS Member Krystal Perez Mercado

Krystal has been awarded $2,000 from the Dorbrecht Grant of the Jewish Community Federation and Endowment Fund. The award will support Krystal's research project  “A-sanarte (self-healing) Hatha Yoga Practice in conjunction with Group Therapy for Domestic Violence Victims in Mexico.”

Krystal, who lives in Puerto Rico, has a B.A. in Sociology, a Master in Social Communication, and a Certification in Hatha Yoga, and she tells us that this is an exploratory social research project, whose principal objective is to explore the effects of a Hatha Yoga practice in conjunction with group therapy for victims of domestic violence. The recipients are a group of domestic violence victims from Chalco Municipality, México, and the research considers four objectives: body, mind, soul and society. This study is looking to improve the care programs dedicated to victims of gender-based violence in Mexico, which is subject to a gender alert for the high number of feminicides. The Dorbrecht grants are administered by NCIS, and applicants must be NCIS members at the time of application. www.ncis.org/grants

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