MBCH Children and Family Ministries

A Loving Relationship Can Heal Trauma

Our staff is always learning new ways to serve the children in our care. In the last year, staff has learned a lot about how trauma affects the brain and how that impacts behavior. We have learned that it takes loving relationships to heal from trauma. This information has started to change how we interact with the children and what we talk to them about. Recently, a young man was moving out of one of our Therapeutic Group Homes, and a staff member completed an exit interview with him. When asked what he learned that he was always going to remember, he answered, “feeling loved and learning to be gentle and kind with others.”