A Child’s Hope successfully co-hosted a one-day training for directors, psychologists, and caregivers on trauma-informed care and best practices for orphanages. This event was called “Capacitación Esperanza” (“Hope Training”) and was held in partnership with DIF Estatal de Baja California (the state agency that oversees the care of orphans and vulnerable children).
In total, 121 people attended the event, including 42 who run orphanages, 38 psychologists, and 41 other leaders from children’s homes or the government agency. Since we did this training, more orphanages have asked us to work with them!
The event also had a big positive effect on those who work at children’s homes. One of the directors said that the conference felt like a rest for her and that she’ll be returning to work more motivated and confident. As far as we’re concerned, that is a huge success! As A Child’s Hope explores more ways to help people and organizations who care for orphaned and vulnerable children, the Hope Training was a fantastic first step. We’re excited to do more of these events in Mexico and other places!