It is this reality that fuels the passion that David and I and our team members, Lynn and Ruby have for our newest training focus - preparing families and those who support them to grow into becoming a trauma competent healing presence in a child's life.
We spent the first two days of this week concluding our trauma informed care training at SOS Village in Kiev. We began the series in late March and finished it on Tuesday. The training day turned from just being informational to transformation as the participants really connected with the healing principles of TBRI( Trust Based Relational Intervention - Dr. Karyn Purvis.)
|Beginning this week at SOS Children's Village in Kiev, we completed two days of training|
with social workers, psychologists, and foster moms on trauma informed care.
Natalia and Luba are planning their trainer's presentation for Friday afternoon.
|David is sharing about sensory processing issues with traumatized children|
The trainers are learning how to conduct the sensory processing activity with future participants.
|Lena and Natasha, both adoptive/foster parents, are planning their presentation for Friday.|
Sharing a group assignment, Luba, Lena, Natalia and Natasha are discussing ways to maximize a child's sense of safety in the foster/adoptive home.
We finish with the ILDC trainers on Friday afternoon, have a down day in Kiev, before leaving early Sunday morning for a conference in Poland and then training the trauma series.
Before Lynn and Ruby left Ukraine on Sunday, we had a rare opportunity to connect with them this trip in Kiev. We are so thankful for the opportunities they have opened to us both in Ukraine and Kyrgyzstan.
Outside a restaurant Saturday evening in Kiev.