We have long realized the most effective mechanism we have in our portfolio of activities to truly change the lives of the people we are called to serve, is training the health services providers who care for their needs.
Training is a big part of our work. We train midwives in life saving resuscitation, firefighters in pre-hospital emergency life support, and healthcare professionals in evidence-based, person-centered practices.
This past week we were fortunate to have Dr. Jessica Hitchcock join our team to provide trainings to child service providers at a number of different orphanages and homes in a truly remarkable methodology. The methodology is called The Circle of Security, and it helps parents and care providers build healthy attachments with children, youth and young adults.
Over the past week, Dr. Jessica trained the staff of a government run orphanage, care providers at One for Others Hope House, the Ines Project Health Ambassadors and team, and the staff of the Ica Casa Girasoles. Watching Dr. Jessica interact with the staff and help to open their eyes to a new way of approaching some of the biggest challenges in working with children was remarkable. She is a master trainer and a gifted intellect. But more than her skills as a infant, child, adolescent and adult psychiatrist - Dr. Jessica is a kind, compassionate, humble person . . . and this approach is so powerfully healing.
So, this past week we trained staff at a number of child welfare programs. We hope the trainings have provided the staff with new insights and a set of actionable skills. But, more than anything else - I know they have been genuinely impacted because of the amazing approach of Dr. Jessica. True healing happens in relationships - and she built relationship with everyone she met.
Thank you Jessica.
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