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Be inspired by stories of reckless faith from around the world. These stories encourage us to keep going, to never give up, until every child is known and loved.
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Safety and Healing for Children

The Dominican Republic is a vibrant country with an overall happy, musical environment. Rice, beans, plantains, and coffee make up a large portion of their overall diet. It’s a special place to live for many of its residents, but for some, the dark reality of abuse and sex trafficking mean this island isn’t a safe… Read more


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Gathering Together, Growing Connections

Before the global pandemic hit the United States, and then the world, Back2Back staff in the D.R. were leading partnering organizations’ staff in Nurture Groups – a safe space for vulnerable populations to learn how to regulate their emotions/feelings and the power of their voices. Hope and Cheque Garcia, Back2Back staff and D.R. Co-Directors, left… Read more



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In Their Own Unique Way

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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The Missing Piece of the Puzzle

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


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Letter from the Director

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


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4 Questions with Sarah Noland

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


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