TOUCH HUNGER:  Understanding a Child/Teen’s Inappropriate Boundaries

TOUCH HUNGER: Understanding a Child/Teen’s Inappropriate Boundaries

An Interview with Deborah Gray MPA, LICSW By Jayne Schooler               Do you know children who seek inappropriate hugs? Do you know children who cannot respect personal space? Do you know children who always crowd in close while sitting? All too common a problem –...
Trauma Competent Training Arrives in Bucharest, Romania

Trauma Competent Training Arrives in Bucharest, Romania

For over a year, we have been working with “Tzuby’s Kids” Association, in partnership with the Alliance Romania Without Orphans in bringing  Trauma Competent Caregiving (TCC) training to Romania. The training incorporates the work of Dr. Karyn Puris and Trust Based...

By David Schooler I have had the opportunity to earn several educational degrees as I have pursued my goal of being a life-long learner. As valuable as these studies were and are, I have to say that I have learned more on how to live and how to serve from two specific...
SELF-CARE: Two Traps To Avoid

SELF-CARE: Two Traps To Avoid

“I can’t believe he did that to you! I will never speak to him again.”

“What I am doing isn’t any big deal, not compared to what other ministry partners are doing. I don’t really matter.”

Deepening the Well:Learning Links Newsletter

Deepening the Well:Learning Links Newsletter

We are so  excited to help you, as Back2Back staff, partners and friends, go deeper in your knowledge and care for the children we serve. This is the first edition of a new monthly email. The purpose of this mailer is to provide the staff with resources that will help...
Nurture Groups – Pictures Worth a Thousand Words

Nurture Groups – Pictures Worth a Thousand Words

Children with a history of trauma and loss, have often not learned basic skills, such as how to seek care, how to receive care and how to negotiate needs.  They often don’t know how to voice what they need and use behavior to express that need. Working with the...