Trauma is a wound. Sometimes is a visible big wound and sometimes is just a small wound. It leaves a scar; it leaves a mark. It is the footsteps life leaves as we experience it. It affects our minds, emotions, and spirits.
We don’t typically utilize the word trauma as a positive thing. Rather, it is a word that classifies or categorizes an event or injury, which then informs a post-traumatic experience.
Trauma is experienced, yet is not necessarily avoidable. It’s not a condition that can always be prevented with certain lifestyle changes, yet it is absolutely life-altering. Some trauma is visible yet, other times not so much. Regardless, the outflow of emotions and/or behavior so often betrays and reveals it.
In other words, trauma is really, really messy.
From a clinical standpoint, trauma may not be curable, but it is treatable. Our staff has been trained in Back2Back’s Advanced Trauma Competent Caregiving curriculum, and is licensed as affiliate trainers for trauma informed caregiving. This training was developed with Texas Christian University’s world-renowned Karyn Purvis Institute of Child Development and gleaning from more than 20 years of working directly with some of the toughest situations the world has to offer. Back2Back’s Trauma Care training has influenced governments, NGO’s, schools, and caregivers from more the 50 countries, and is now active in Nicaragua through FIT.
We desire to grow FIT to provide care for and support any Nicaraguan affected by trauma—children, youth, adults, families. Currently, this is evident in our training of staff and volunteers at churches, children’s homes, schools, and other organizations who come in contact with families in transition. In the future, this could evolve into the FIT Center for Trauma Care, offering full-service therapy and support for those affected by trauma.