Saturday, September 29, 2012

IMPACT CONTINUES - KYRGYZSTAN TRAUMA TRAINING

Children of Karakol!

Working together - learning life skills.


Everyone is part of the team at Karakol!


Jayne working with Karakol staff.

David's turn.


Our Karakol graduates!

David and Jayne conducted three days of intensive training at the Karakol orphanage - a six hour drive from our home base in Tokmok, Kyrgyzstan.  This training was critical skill building for the staff in the area of becoming Trauma Informed Caregivers - working with children who have suffered trauma in their past.  As expected, the training was received with much gratitude.  This following letter give us great joy to see not only was the training received well, but has been not the focus of implementation.  TRAINING WITH OUT CHANGE IN BEHAVIOR IS WORTHLESS...THIS TRAINING IS MAKING A DIFFERENCE!

See the note below from Andrey - the director of the Karakol Orphanage.

Hello Our Dear Friends Dear Ms.Ruby & Dear Mr. Lynn!

We want to say Thank you very much for that blessings training for our staff all our workers were so blessed, got many good ways how working with our children from Orphanage, it was amazing time with Dear Mr.David & Dear Ms. Jane very good people, kind, good example for us.

Our staff said they started using that's methods in personals families, it is working, every body were happy, it was like fresh water you drank in desert, thank you very much.

We will happy to continue work with you, we vey opened, please come to Karakol you will be our special frieds and part of our big family!


Wednesday, September 26, 2012

CHILD SEXUAL ABUSE CONFERENCE - A SUCCESS

 OUR UKRAINIAN DIRECTOR OF ILDC - OLEG

CONFERENCE TEAM
This conference was a coordinated event with the University of Management and Social Sciences of Ukraine.   Pictured here are the two teams.  (L2R)  Galina from the university, Max our Marketing Manager of ILDC, Oleg our Executive Director of ILDC, Dr. Georgette Constintineao our guest expert for the conference (she is from Ohio), Ruby, Natasha our Training Manager from ILDC and Luba with the university.


Once the conference was over, we joined together for a pizza feast at a restaurant called Mafia.  Interesting name for sure.

CONFERENCE UPDATE:  We have over 100 participants for the conference and workshops.   Georgette and I did workshops each being 9 hours of training.  Georgette covered the Dynamics of Child Sexual Abuse and I covered the topic of Working with The Sexually Abused Child.  Both Georgette and I gave lots of examples and practical tips in working in this very serious subject.  After the conference we heard many people exclaim how they had never before been given practical tips for working in the area of Child Sexual Abuse.  Here are some of the comments which came after my workshop from individuals:

"I was sexually abused as a child and never felt I could talk about it.  I felt guilty and bad.  You have opened my eyes today to some very new thinking."

"We can use this information - we can actually take it and use it!  You have really helped us become more aware of how we might help a child who has been sexually abused."

"I know an agency that is exploiting children for sexual purposes.  I cannot remain silent any longer."

THANK YOU SPONSORS FOR MAKING THIS POSSIBLE  TOGETHER WE CAN MAKE A DIFFERENCE 
ONE WORKER AT A TIME - 
WORKING WITH ONE CHILD AT A TIME!

Thursday, September 20, 2012

LARISA AND TANYA IN ALASKA FOR TRAINING



LARISA AND TANYA IN ALASKA

Tanya at one of her job responsibilities.  She says she is learning so much to bring back to Kyrgyzstan!


In Training - learning to move a person who is disabled.


The class room work.

Friends and leadership!

BELOW ARE THE 
RECENT EMAILS FROM LARISA AND TANYA
PHOTOS ABOVE.  
THANK YOU SPONSORS FOR MAKING THIS POSSIBLE

(You might want to start at the bottom and read toward the top of the blog.)

SEPTEMBER 20TH

Hello  my friends.
Dear Ruby.
We very happy that  we at Alaska . 
We came back from work now and write you latter .Our time 11 p.m.
This work not easy  but very useful and  we very need this 
knowledge and work system of Hope.And we want work in different houses of Hope. We want   choose and  use this at  our future work at Kyrgyzstan.
Soon we will have two  classes Autism . Aillin  very care about us.Aillin asked one wonderful women Antonia give us consultation at russen language about  autism it is very important classes.
We very busy  every day. When come back from work .We study at home. English home work. And read books. Good time to take knowledge. We glad and happy.And for all thanks Lord. Thank Lord that he gives  us  wisdom Boss like you. Thank you for all. We love you.

Today change our schedule at Sunday and now we can visit church . And have our  English classes. 

SEPTEMBER 19TH
Hallo Ruby and Lynn. 
 We wont  share  with you our news.
Yesterday we  had practice.  It call Living home - There are  two women disabled . They are aggressive. We are must look  for them.  We have to feed them ,bath them ,walk and other all things. 

Our schedule at  work  :

Monday  - 2 p.m -10 pm 
Tuesday   -  2pm-10 pm
Wednesday  -2pm-10pm
Thursday -  rest
Friday  -    rest
Saturday  -10 am-7pm
Sunday  -10 am-7 pm

Very big difference between our institution and Hope.We have a lot of question. All write and take photos.

SEPTEMBER 15TH
Hallo dear friends. How are you.
Congratulate us we finish our classies  
It was wonderful because we have 100 % balls. Study was very difficult.  Ruby we did this.
One step up .     We are happy .

We now that you pray for us. And we trust and thank our Lord .
Next Monday we have first day practice. It  called Group Home . We will be look after women .
We have good new many  friends.
Eileen care about us.
Every Wednesday we have English class 2 ours 

SEPTEMBER 13TH

Hallo from Alaska with love. How are you. 
Every day we have classes.Very good information.A lot of   knolidge.We tired every day but this is very good for us.. My English every day betеer. I translate for Larisa   from   8 a.m to  6 p.m .           At  7 p.m  driver  take us at home.
   Good news : Yesterday we had English class .One time a week .

At the weekend we was with our team  at beautiful city Seward. I send you pictures. Before I didn't see beautiful places  like Seward.
We are happy. Thank you  all people who help us  for this very important  trip for us. This trip has changed a lot of in our minds.

  We are miss .  Bless you. 

SEPTEMBER 7TH

Hallo dear friends  . We so happy  that you come soon . it is beautiful news for us .  We wait you. 

Give a lot of thanks for people who  helped us to trip to Alaska. We pray for them and bless them.Thank you for our care about us. 

Two days ago we had strong storm at Alaska and we  hadn't light. 
  
Yesterday I was sick . .Pain was in the stomach . I had allergy .  I think this change food. Please pray  for us . 

 First day  for us translated Kriss .Very good translater.  second and third day translated I. I am difficult but I always  think in a positive . I learned a lot of words.This very good practiсe  for me.

All people at Hope very  good  and all help us.Training is a very interesting and useful  and necessary  for us .Larisa have revolution  in head at first day after first day training.  Second day we had CPR and FIRST AID training. Today we had orientation day and documentation. At home we come back 6 or 7 p.m . 


SEPTEMBER 2ND
Hello dear friends. We at Alaska. Alaska very beautiful place. Killian  met us. At Thursday we will have training.We live at very good apartment.Today at tomorrow we are rest.Thank you  for your care . Thank you for money.  it very necessary  for us.... We bought food.

Thank you for all .

Bless you .Larisa.Tanya.



Wednesday, September 19, 2012

UKRAINE - ROUND TABLE DISCUSSION ON CHILD SEXUAL ABUSE


UKRAINE ROUND TABLE ON CHILD SEXUAL ABUSE
I had the honor to be a speaker at the Round Table along with representatives from the German Embassy, Partnership for Every Child and the International Leadership and Development Center.
Raising awareness of the problem and lack of resources in helping children who have been sexually abused in Ukraine. 


Round Tables are held to present ideas, projects or movements.  This Round Table was to raise awareness of the need for partnership in order to address the significant problem of Child Sexual Abuse in Ukraine.  This discussion included persons from many different organizations; including Children's Services, International Organization of Migration (IOM), SOS Childrens Villages, Alliance Ukraine Without Orphans, HIV/Aides Alliance, the Government Institute, People First, The A. Foundation,  and others.

Our speaker from Partnership for Every Child - Vasalina


Our speaker from the German Embassy - Ulrich





This Round Table is the kick off for the conference which will be held tomorrow at the University.  We will have over 100 participants who are coming together to share, learn and make a difference.  We are pleased to have with us Dr. Georgette Constintineau.  She is from Ohio and an expert in the area of child sexual abuse.  We will both deliver key note speeches tomorrow and then each of us will conduct a workshop which will be 1 1/2 days of intensive training for professionals, parents and caregivers.  Georgette will be presenting her workshop on the Dynamics of Child Sexual Abuse and I will be presenting a workshop on Parenting and Caring for a Child Who has Been Sexually Abused.

Following the workshop, next week Dr. Constintineau will conduct an intensive two day training with professionals on significant medical and emotional issues abused youth face and what those who work with these youth might be able to do to help them.

WE ARE PROUD OF OUR ORGANIZATION (ILDC) AND TEAM IN UKRAINE FOR TAKING THIS VERY IMPORTANT STEP TO SPONSOR THIS CONFERENCE!

ILDC - UKRAINE IS MAKING A DIFFERENCE
THANK YOU SPONSORS!

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

TRAINING THE LAMb TEAM IN KYRGYZSTAN

DASHA - DOESN'T SHE LOOK HEALTHY?

TRAINING ENDED WITH A PIZZA PARTY WITH THE CHILDREN AT DAYSPRING

DAVID AND GENYA

MOMMA OLGA, JENYA AND KRISTINA


TRAINEES - HAVING A GREAT TIME
David and Jayne taught our team members in the area of Trauma.  I can imagine Jenish (far right) gave them some real challenges - as a clown of course.



Love seeing Dayspring used to instruct others in critical areas to strengthen families and protect and support children.  These faces look and speak of , "I am interested in what you are saying!"


Our team members - Jayne teaching and Olga interpreting.  This is our training room at Dayspring!
Praise God for this wonderful home for our children and training room for all.


Getting ready for the pizza party after training.


Costa interpreting for Jayne.  

Please know that David and Jayne have had non-stop training going on for the last three weeks.  We scheduled almost every minute of their time - and their comment to this overwhelming schedule?  

"BRING IT ON!  WE ARE HERE TO SERVE!"

WE DO LOVE OUR TEAM

Friday, September 14, 2012

UPDATE FROM LAMb


David and Jayne Schooler have maintained a very busy schedule.  Our LAMb team members are serving every day in different areas - conducting important training in the area of Trauma.  So many children in Kyrgyzstan have been victims of trauma and those persons caring for them in the orphanages have not been trained or prepared to help the child heal.  More often than not - the child's behavior is viewed a "misbehavior" and not recognized as behavior related to the impact of trauma.  David and Jayne are serving every day they are there - training and consulting on the topic.  LAMb has started the series on Trauma and will continue with a third part early in 2013.  In addition, we will be moving forward to carry this very important training series to our NGO's and professional caregivers in the different orphanages in Ukraine, starting in early 2013.
You remember the plea for help for the camp for the children of Karakul.  Well, here is the picture of the happy campers.  The director and now friend Andrey wants us to thank you LOUDLY for the financial support to make this happen....we were even able to get them some school supplies...see the last picture in this post!

Costa and Olga are  doing a fabulous job at Dayspring with our little girls.  Here in this picture our staff member Madlin is helping Jenya do her homework.  The help is proving to be very successful as our children are bringing home good grades - just think these little girls are being supported for success - encouraged to learn and loved each and every day.  We are so pleased with our staff in Kyrgyzstan.  They also want to thank you for your support and prayers.


David and Jayne have clearly given the message to the caregivers in this orphanage - YOU MUST LOOK AT A CHILD THROUGH THEIR LENS.  Part of the trauma training.


And of course our Karakul kids - this picture from Andrew - they say THANK YOU SPONSORS...

FINALLY - OUR LAST WEEKS...
We have been quiet the last while - spending time with family medical issues.  Ruby's mother just had surgery and Don remains in hospital.  Ruby's mother will undergo two more major surgeries and we do appreciate your prayers and concerns for her and the family.

Yet, tomorrow Ruby leaves for Ukraine and in just two weeks Lynn will be heading to Ukraine with Ruby and then on to Kyrgyzstan and Siberia.  Both Lynn and Ruby have an aggressive traveling and training schedule over the next several months.

This next week Ruby will be in Ukraine delivering a Key Note speech for a conference on Child Sexual Abuse and following that will be conducting a training on caring for the sexually abused child.  Joining her, we have invited an expert from Ohio - Dr. Georgette Constintino.  Georgette will also be delivering a Key Note speech for the conference.    This conference is being conducted in partnership with ILDC and a University in Kiev.

We will be delivering LIFE SKILL training of trainers in Novokunusk, Siberia for Pastor Ilya and Janet Bansteev, training on leadership in Ukraine with Alliance Ukraine Without Orphans and just a lot more work in developing a MAJOR PROJECT CALLED JEREMIAH PROJECT.

UPCOMING UPDATES
JEREMIAH PROJECT
LARISSA AND TANYA IN ALASKA
ISKRA RENOVATION
And our next Short Term Mission Trip Opportunity!


Thursday, September 6, 2012

The Journey Continues: First Days in Kyrgyzstan

CHECK OUT THIS BLOG FROM OUR TEAM IN KYRGYZSTAN....

The Journey Continues: First Days in Kyrgyzstan: It is amazing to us that we can feel so much at home in a place so far away, with a people whose language we don't understand...but for us, ...

Saturday, September 1, 2012

KYRGYZSTAN UPDATE - INDEPENDENCE DAY AND SPONSORSHIP


Celebrating Kyrgyzstan Independence Day
Teaching the children all about KYRGYZSTANS' history, culture and struggles.

Moma - Olga and her children.  
A BEAUTIFUL SIGHT TO BEHOLD!


SPONSORSHIP PROGRAM UP AND RUNNING

4 Dayspring Sponsored:  Jenya, Kristina, Yulia (has gone home, but sponsorship will continue), and once more girl (family is deciding on which one.)

BUT THERE ARE MORE

To date we have a number of children still needing sponsorship.  We have two more children at Dayspring needing sponsors.  We have about 10 children at Beikut still needing sponsors.  

SPONSORED...JENYA
Here is Jenya (above) - and SHE HAS A SPONSOR.  She is showing/modeling for her sponsor her new school uniform, her new back pack and lovely hair and shoes - all gifts from her sponsor.  Jenia wrote her sponsor and spent a great deal of time making a picture for them.


SPONSORED - KRISTINA

This "thank you" from Kristina is to her sponsor.  It contained a beautiful letter and note thanking them for her school uniform and back pack too.  

YET WE DO HAVE MORE CHILDREN NEEDING SPONSORS
  - might you want to be a sponsor?  Let us know and we will get you started.

Stay tuned for more information on the sponsorship program.