Becoming a Trauma Competent Caregiver

Moving from being consciously compassionate to competently compassionate is the heartbeat of the Trauma Competent Caregiver training curriculum. This training series is evidenced-based and rooted in a biblical foundation. It is designed to equip those involved in caring for orphaned and vulnerable children with the knowledge and skills God uses to help wounded children heal and grow into what they were created to be.

During this two-day workshop, you will hear from the Back2Back Ministries Child Development Team on trauma informed care. This two-day version provides an overview of eight of the nine modules that are part of the TCC curriculum. Module nine on self-care is not included in these two days.

Attendees will receive the participant manual, which include PowerPoint and handouts. They will also receive supplemental materials which includes articles and other resources relevant to trauma.

Note: This workshop is an overview of the material. To be able to train the TCC material to your local group, we invite you attend a three day workshop. Check the B2B website for dates and locations.

This workshop has been successfully trained in over 25 countries and is available in English, Spanish, French, Romanian, Korean, with plans for translation into other languages as well.

Intensive Information

Date: Monday/Tuesday, May 4-5, 2020

Check In: 7:30am – 9:00am
Intensive: 9:00am – 5:00pm

Location: Lake Pointe Church, Rockwall, Texas

Cost: $199 (Non-Member), $149 (CAFO Member with Code)

CEU Information coming soon.

Anyone who touches the life of a child with a history of abuse, neglect, abandonment or trauma.  This includes parents and extended family members, teachers, volunteers, ministry staff and others seeking to be a healing presence in the life of a child.

Samantha Mathews & Caroline Burns, Back2Back Ministries

Samantha Mathews is a Trauma Competent Care Trainer with Back2Back Ministries and is a Trust Based Relational Intervention (TBRI) Practitioner. She has a degree in Early Childhood Education and served with Back2Back in Monterrey, Mexico for seven years. While serving in Mexico, Samantha conducted Trauma Competent Care trainings, Nurture Groups for teens and on-going coaching of caregivers. Additionally, she spent two years as a full-time caregiver to ten boys in a children’s home. This experience is her motivation to teach, learn and develop more effective ways to implement trauma informed care.

Caroline Burns has served with Back2Back Ministries for the past 11 years. She spent eight years in Monterrey, Mexico where she was the primary caregiver for 10 pre-teen boys in a children’s home. Caroline is passionate about attachment theory and trauma-informed practice. She is a Trust Based Relational Intervention (TBRI) Educator and has a Masters in Social Work from The University of Cincinnati. She has experience as a Trauma Competent Care trainer, Nurture Group facilitator for teens and curriculum developer, and web-based learning curriculum developer.