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Training leads to empowerment

Training leads to empowerment

Back2Back staff started offering weekly Trauma Competent care trainings to two couples from the same area. A foster family couple and a missionary couple wanted to dive deeper into trauma-informed care and have a desire to share what they’re learning with others.

“Every Saturday, we all meet together for training,” explained Hope Garcia, Back2Back D.R. Co-Director. “It’s been good practice for our staff team as materials were recently updated.”

The foster family couple currently has a 17-year old girl in their care and really wanted to  focus on gaining skills to help create felt-safety in their home. “The foster mom shared there was a distance between her and their foster daughter,” explained Hope. “She wanted to try to bridge the gap and be a safe space for the young woman.” The mother attended medical appointments with the teen, showing her she wanted to be involved in her life – both the good and the bad.

“She came back the following week, after taking her foster daughter to appointments, and shared a note she received from the teen thanking her for being there,” shared Hope. “She was elated and said this sort of interaction had never…

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