Friday, February 7, 2020

BRING THE CHILDREN BACK - WE MADE A MISTAKE

NAIROBI, KENYA
Trauma-Informed Training
 For Orphan's Promise
February 2020 

"They sent two boys away from their church outreach program because of their aggressive behavior - and after training, they changed their thinking - they now will ask that the boys be returned to the program."


Training is a catalyst to change and this is only one example.  This church program had sent two boys home and asked their grandmother not to send them again, as they were too aggressive.

As they went through the Trauma-Informed Training and learned that all behavior has meaning and speaks of needs - the leaders of this church outreach program began to question the needs of the two boys who were hitting, pushing and acting with aggression.  They came to realized that the ones they had just sent away are likely the two children that needed them the most.

Result?  They let us know,  they are going to the grandmother and ask that she send the boys back to the outreach program.  This program is offered each Saturday to children in the community who are vulnerable children. 

They left the training with a very different view of these two little ones - now wanting to "pour into" the lives of these little ones.

Oh, glorious day!  
YES, TRAINING IS A CATALYST TO CHANGE!


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