Cheque Garcia, Back2Back staff, watched Robinson* struggle as he looked at the multiplication tables in front of him. The young boy’s brow furrowed, not fully comprehending what he was supposed to do. Robinson, a 10-year old boy who attends an education center in the Dominican Republic, is learning at a 2nd grade level. “The Education… Read more
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Earlier in the year, Hope and Cheque Garcia, Back2Back staff, led multiple Trauma Competent Care trainings with Ariel and his staff at House of Hope Children’s Home. They also taught teachers at the school how to lead Nurture Groups. “We’ve kept in touch with Ariel while we await our return to the D.R.,” shared Hope…. Read more
One of Back2Back’s main initiatives in the Dominican Republic is offering Trauma Competent Care trainings (TCC) to local ministries and organizations. This research-based training is designed to give caregivers a compassionate understanding of complex developmental trauma, and how it effects the body, biology, brain, behavior, and belief system of children from hard places. The training… Read more
This past year I changed my email signature to say, “Easier said than done, but I’m in if you’re in.” Those two thoughts had been circling around my head for a while. Solutions sound simple until you experience your first challenge, but sticking with it produces results. I wanted to say to the staff and… Read more
My name is Sarah Noland, and I am from North Carolina. I am currently in language school in Costa Rica, in preparation for a role in the Dominican Republic, and I have been with Back2Back for two years. 1. Why did you go/join Back2Back? You know when the things you love to do start to… Read more
“Let the wise listen and add to their learning, and let the discerning get guidance.” Proverbs 1:5 Field story by Hope Garcia, Back2Back Staff in the Dominican Republic. “I want you to meet someone very important,” Megan, our guide for the day, said. As a missionary with seven years’ experience, we were visiting her with the… Read more
The journey into the Dominican Republic began two years ago. As we prayed over those early steps, the DR kept coming up: in our prayers, in conversations with others, and through introductions. It felt like a giant arrow was pointing to that island, and so we began traveling there to see what was already going… Read more