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Drastic, Encouraging Changes

In trauma informed care, we are taught that a child who approaches someone new as if they’ve known them their whole lives, is displaying indiscriminate friendliness. Children with trauma histories often miss the key developmental milestones of attaching to a safe adult. Whether raised in a children’s home or between various family members, they may… Read more

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The Beauty of Life in Community

Back2Back’s Transition to Independence Program comes alongside young adults as they transition from one season of their lives to a new one, often resulting in independent living. Staff teams provide mentorship, life skills, and general support to each young adult in the program as they navigate life in new spaces and areas. One of Back2Back’s… Read more

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The Why Behind the Behavior

Alan* is just one of many students attending a Back2Back-run, trauma-informed school on-site in Mexico. He was timid and withdrawn when he started attending due to a speech impediment. His interactions had been strictly with his family, as they were the only ones who understood him when he tried to talk. He kept to himself… Read more

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A Vision for Her Future

In 2010, staff at a Back2Back community center met a young woman named Ana*. As she prepared to graduate high school and transition to university, staff helped her as she explored her passions and aptitudes. She quickly developed an affection for drawing, design, and architecture, and it ultimately led to her career choice.  She is… Read more

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God is at Work

“I’d rather not have a birthday party this year,” Santiago* told his foster mom directly. Lola* and her husband have fostered Santiago for most of his life. In the time they’ve cared for him, raising him as their own, they also came to know his biological mom. Santiago’s 11th birthday was around the corner when… Read more

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A Story of Steadfastness

Many students who attend one of Back2Back’s trauma-informed schools begin their educational careers speaking little to no English. Many of the rural villages from where the children and families live only speak one language and government-run schools do not use conversational English in their curriculum.   Zoya* is a young girl in the first grade. She… Read more

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Kindness In & Out of the Classrooom

The trauma-informed, Back2Back-run school in India continues to thrive. Each month, the students are learning a new value to carry with them throughout their lives, regardless of job or vocation. Since beginning these monthly lessons, students have learned more about responsibility, respect, and honesty; the lessons allow them to fully understand what the value means… Read more

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National Girl Child Day

January 24th is celebrated in India, observed as “National Girl Child Day.” Back2Back staff have organized an awareness program in partnership with Urban Primary Health Center & Project GRL. This year, 59 young women and girls were treated by doctors through the initiative. Medical professionals spoke about health and hygiene tips to the group of… Read more

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Play Provides Healing

Cricket made its way to India in the 18th century by European merchant sailors, and has since become a beloved sport country-wide. Recently, a group of boys in the Strong Families program expressed interest in playing in a more organized manner. The community center where families attend lacks acreage and space; there are areas nearby… Read more

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