Providing Restorative Whole-Person Aftercare
Radiate Coalition believes in the Power of Jesus to heal, restore, and transform survivors to reclaim their lives. With our trauma-informed and devoted staff, as the hands and feet of Jesus, we are committed to healing those who have been abused, trafficked, exploited, abandoned, or oppressed through our comprehensive whole-person aftercare programs designed to address each girl’s specific, individual needs.
Our Whole-Person Aftercare Program
Radiate Coalition, founded in 2018 to provide operational support to our Restoration Program and Transition Program, is actively caring for and loving survivors of sexual exploitation with individualized, whole-person aftercare to heal the mind, body, soul, and spirit.
Our goal is to empower each abuse survivor through the Power of Christ to:
- Heal from the trauma of abuse
- Develop coping mechanisms for managing stress and anxiety
- Learn how to build healthy relationships
- Reclaim their sense of power and control
Reintegrate into society
Radiate Coalition’s whole-person aftercare is the standard of excellence in trauma aftercare. Survivors need to heal from the effects of abuse to rebuild their lives and move forward in a positive direction.
“The Spirit of the Lord is on me because the Lord has anointed me to bring good news to the poor. He has sent me to heal the brokenhearted, to proclaim liberty to the captives and freedom from darkness for the prisoners.” – Isaiah 61:1
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Our Restoration Program
Established in 2011, our transition program is a Christ-centered restoration home serving sexually abused, trafficked, and exploited girls in Honduras. We provide a safe, secure, therapeutic environment tailored to each girl’s needs during her own healing process.
Our dedicated team consists of highly-trained, 100% local Honduran staff, including a full-time Christian psychologist and a full-time social worker, to guide survivors through the healing process.
At Radiate Coalition, we use TBRI® for our therapeutic healing process. TBRI® is a Trust Based Relational Intervention method developed by Karyn Purvis. Learn more
“When you connect to the heart of a child, everything is possible.” – Dr. Karyn Purvis
TBRI® is an evidence-based, trauma-informed intervention that meets the complex needs of children who have experienced abuse, trafficking, exploitation, and other forms of trauma. These children often have difficulty trusting others and may exhibit challenging behaviors due to their trauma. TBRI® provides caregivers with the tools they need to build trusting relationships with these children, help them regulate their emotions, and overcome the effects of trauma.
TBRI® is based on the understanding that all children need to feel safe, loved, and respected to thrive. When children feel secure in their relationships with their caregivers, they are better able to learn and grow. TBRI® teaches caregivers how to create a safe and nurturing environment for children, respond to challenging behaviors positively, and help children develop healthy coping mechanisms.
Here are some specific examples of how TBRI® can help children who have been abused, trafficked, or exploited:
- Helping a child feel safe and secure by providing a predictable and consistent routine.
- Teaching a child how to identify and express their emotions healthily.
- Helping a child to develop trust and attachment with a safe adult.
- Helping a child overcome trauma’s effects, such as anxiety, fear, and anger.
- Providing a child with opportunities to learn and grow in a safe and supportive environment.
Learn more about TBRI.
Nutritional and Everyday Needs
Our whole-person aftercare program is not just a home for girls. We are a family, providing the everyday essentials most of us take for granted. When a girl is referred to us, our first step is to evaluate what she needs physically and mentally and how we can best provide for those needs.
Not only do we provide food, clothing, and a safe place to live, but we also prioritize medical and therapeutic care. Our girls get a full medical evaluation, including blood work, so we can also determine where they are nutritionally. According to the Karen Purvis Institute of Child Development, nutrition is vital in the healing process.
Private School Education
At Radiate Coalition, we provide our girls with private school education to ensure a safe place to continue their personal and academic development. A private education provides a safer and more supportive environment where girls can heal and thrive.
Private schools offer smaller class sizes, which make it easier for our girls to get the individualized attention they need from teachers. Private schools in Honduras have more resources available for students, such as counseling and support groups. Additionally, they have a stronger focus on academics.
Many girls enter our program with delays in their education or may have stopped attending school altogether. For this reason, we partner with a private education provider to give more attention to our girls’ education, providing more opportunities for them to thrive in the future.
Benefits of Private School Education
Smaller class sizes: This can make it easier for our girls to get the attention they need from teachers and staff. Teachers in private schools are often more likely to know their students well and be able to provide more individualized attention.
More resources: Private schools often have more student resources, such as counseling and support groups. This can be especially helpful for girls who are struggling to cope with integrating back into school.
Strong focus on academics: Private schools often focus on academics, which can help girls achieve their goals and build a brighter future. This can be especially important for girls who have been abused, as they may have lost confidence in their abilities.
Safe and supportive environment: Private schools can provide a safer and more supportive environment where girls can heal and thrive. This is important because girls who have been abused often feel isolated and alone.
Depending on the age of the girl, healing can take many years. There is no one-size-fits-all when it comes to the healing process. Some of our girls have been in the aftercare program for over five years and will transition to our transition program. The ultimate goal of our restoration program is to launch each girl toward family reunification and community reintegration. We facilitate family visitations and encourage reunification if it’s safe and most beneficial to the girl.
Once a girl has graduated high school, we encourage her enrollment in our transition program to continue integrating her back into society through higher education opportunities and growth within the local community.
Our Transition Program
Our transition program, established in 2016, provides additional restorative, educational, and vocational opportunities for graduates of our restoration program. This program is for girls 18 and up to ensure they have every opportunity possible to rise above the cycle of poverty.
We want every girl to strive to reach her full potential, regardless of past experiences. The girls thrive in this program, learning real-life skills for the next chapter of their lives, including applying and interviewing for jobs, balancing their finances, and maintaining a home.
Our transition program offers a safe, affordable housing option for the girls who graduate from our restoration program, where they can live while continuing their healing process and avoid being targeted by their abusers.
The home provides educational and vocational opportunities so the girls can rise above the cycle of poverty that is all too common in Honduras. The program is for girls 18 and up and is co-funded by the girls who live there.
Not only do we provide housing, but additionally, each girl can receive a scholarship to help reach her educational goals. Without access to higher educational opportunities, some of our survivors could easily fall back into the dangers of poverty and abuse.
By providing education options, Radiate Coalition transforms survivors into thrivers, introducing them to a new path for a future they may have never thought possible.
Transition to Adulthood
During these challenging years following high school graduation, these thrivers continue their healing process with our committed staff, who consistently surround them with love and point them to Jesus as they make life decisions.
Survivors of abuse, trafficking, and exploitation face unique challenges as they transition into young adulthood. The trauma, violence, and abuse they endured may impact their mental and emotional health. They may also have difficulty trusting others, setting boundaries, and making healthy choices.
These girls may feel isolated and alone as they leave our restoration program. This is why we advocate for them to move into our transition program. They may also struggle to cope with the demands of college or the workforce. They are at a higher risk of developing mental health problems such as depression, anxiety, and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).
These girls need access to support and resources as they transition into young adulthood. They must have someone they trust to talk to about their experiences and get help to continue their healing. Radiate Coalition provides all this and more. We want all our survivors to thrive and have a new and fulfilling life.
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