Physical and emotional care are important for the health of any child. For orphans, it is critical. Our TBRI®, (Trust-Based Relational Intervention) training focuses on providing children with counseling, love and trauma care so they can lead a happy, healthy life.


Rewiring the Brain - Healing Hearts From Fear to Trust

Trauma Care is more relevant than ever.

At Haven of Hope International we understand the impact trauma has on brain development. Since 2015 we have offered orphan care staff training that teaches them how to deliver knowledgeable, attuned and consistent care to the children rescued from severely traumatizing life situations such as physical and sexual abuse, extreme poverty and abandonment.

Guided by the research & attachment based intervention model TBRI®, (Trust-Based Relational Intervention), and using additional therapeutic systems, such as Restorative Practices, HOHI's revolutionary one year certification program is key for creating an environment of connected safety.  Over time this therapeutic model of care shifts children’s brain wiring from fear and survival reactions, to the capacity to trust and heal from the traumas they have endured. 

Coaching and Training are essential and equally important is strategic monthly support.  Homes are often understaffed and in need of additional support on the ground.  Coordination of the multidisicpinary services in addition to accurate record keeping that tracks overall progress of each child, physically, mentally and academically. 

Your support will provide our partner homes to enable them to create an environment for children to thrive:

✅  Hiring additional mental health care staff (social workers, psychologists & counselors)

✅  Continued TBRI® and trauma informed training for all staff in each of our homes

✅  Therapeutic spaces & providing materials that meet complex sensory needs

✅  Increase reprise periods & self care resources for our dedicated 24/7 staff

✅  Therapeutic supports for our adolescents as they launch into adulthood

✅  Creating resource library for HOHI caretaking staff around the world


Fending for themselves on the streets or in an abusive living environment, most children have experienced trauma when they arrive at the door of an orphanage. Their experiences are so strong in intensity that the pathways in the part of the brain responsible for survival have been formed, overriding rational responses to situations.

Through our Trauma Care Program, developed by Angela Bryan, the impacts of trauma and healing the child are handled in a non-traditional approach.  The beauty of this process is it actually creates connections that weren't formed in their early years due to neglect of their fundamental needs. 

Trained staff work to move the child out of their survival mode response, disrupting and changing their “fear” brain triggers and creating a different response in the child which changes how their brain is wired. 

Our Trauma Care program includes recorded training videos, PowerPoints and an implementation manual available at no cost to orphanage directors around the world.

" Using  Trauma-Informed Care in orphanages and group homes can make the difference between BREAKING the cycle of poverty and abuse versus just PAUSING it for a few years." 

Angela Bryan

Director of Sponsorship & Child Development


Donate to Restoration of Hope as a one-time gift or become a program sponsor with a monthly commitment that provides ongoing monthly support and coaching. 

Together we are setting a new standard in orphan care by providing ongoing physical and emotional support tailored to each child's specific needs.

Thank you for helping us create an environment for kids to thrive!