Key task: That they grow, study and learn what it means to be a trauma-competent healing presence in the life of the children of Dayspring. We spent a number of hours talking about what that meant and have a plan of study for them with materials that Ruby will be bringing next week. They were so tuned in and enthusiastic about learning these new things.
The Core Principle: Although there are, of course, many principles to be put in placed while dealing with a traumatized child, I asked the group to make this one their theme: Connect before you correct. This foundation concept from the work of Dr. Karyn Purvis is key to healing for a traumatized child. We did several role plays to demonstrate what this means and I told them it would be a skill that would need development. We will continue communicating with them while home, giving them assignments and discussion.
|LAMb staff: Larisa, Natlia, Madlin, Zuhar, Emma, Acel and baby Emma, of course. |
We were finishing up the renovation list for the Iskra men's home.
Part of the work LAMb does, and we share as part of the team, is training in the area of child welfare. I really appreciated the opportunity to do that this month.