Emotional Health and Wellness

Initial Use of the Funds Explained

Since November 2020, there has been an on-going conflict between the Tigray Peoples Liberation Front (TPLF), a former politically powerful group, and the new democratically elected Ethiopian Government, led by Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed. This conflict had been primarily contained to the northern part of Ethiopia. At the end of October 2021, the TPLF expanded the conflict by advancing on other towns and cities in the north and continued to move south. Two of our HopeChest CarePoints located in the city of Kombolcha have been directly impacted.

As of early December 2021, the Ethiopian government has successfully removed TPLF forces from Kombolcha, and the city is now back under its protection.

As an organization, we will be responding to this current crisis but
also desire to be equipped to respond in the future. Effects of ethnic
conflict, drought, pandemics and other contributors to poverty are
ongoing realities compounded by the impact of Covid-19.

Mickey is the Country Director of HopeChest / Greater Calling, Ethiopia. He overseas the care and operations of holistic, community-based development for Ethiopian programs. Among his degrees, he has received a Masters of Arts in Counseling Psychology from Wolaita Sodo University. He has obtained additional certification in trauma education from a partnership with LAMb International and Institute for Human Services, delivering evidence-based quality training and consultation. We are committed to competency-based, strength-based and empirically tested materials, which lead to building networks and systems training our trainers.

***Institute for Human Services, is approved to offer social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program and the American Psychological Association (APA).

The training is delivered by professional, international trainers who have over 30 years experience training and working in the social service field. Each training module is designed to build on the proceeding one and provide evidence-based  and practical strategies to empower adults to work with the traumatized child.

  • Becoming trauma informed
  • Emotional regulation
  • Sensory integration and trauma
  • Psychological trauma and adolescents
  • Secondary trauma
  • Creating nurturing groups
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