We all know the saying that “it takes a village to raise a child”. In families and communities affected by poverty, trauma and loss children have an even greater need to be raised by a village. Primary caregivers are often burdened by their own loss along with the demand to provide for their families under very difficult circumstances. Bringing healing to caregivers and strengthening healthy supportive relationships within a community increases the caregiver’s ability to connect emotionally to their children. Research has shown that children are resilient and thrive despite adversity if their experience offers them;
- A meaningful relationship with at least one caring and supportive adult.
- Responsive every day care.
- A chance for meaningful participation in their lives.
- Hope for their future.