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ECHO Family Care Partners

Happy Children

Helping Children Heal

Developing Trauma Competencies

Trauma Impacts Us All

Our Childhood Trauma Competencies program is a crucial initiative, addressing the staggering reality that 50% of children in our communities face trauma, rising to 100% for those experiencing family separation and foster care. We equip parents and substitute caregivers with tools to understand and address trauma-related behaviors, promoting co-regulation and coping skills for children. With a focus on Hampton, Newport News, and the Historic Triangle, our goal is to empower every identified substitute caregiver, providing essential resources to help children heal and thrive.

Let’s talk stats:


of all children in the world have experienced trauma.


Children who've experienced trauma are 3 times more likely to participate in harmful behaviors


of children in foster care have had

6 or more traumatic childhood experiences

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Latest Updates

July 31, 2023

Sentara Cares Grant to Help Children Heal

We are thrilled to share some exciting news with the ECHO Family Care Partners community!

April 27, 2023

How We Can Prevent Child Abuse

April is National Child Abuse Prevention Month. There's a solution if we're willing to do what it takes.

April 18, 2023

Think of Us raised $47.5M to Change Child Welfare

The funding to accelerate transformation of the US child welfare system is one of the largest investments that has ever been given

November 20, 2022

Entrusted Conference Recap

It was an eye opening experience where we really did feel seen and feel like we have tools to help our kids feel seen as well.

We were ready to quit. To close our home. Disrupt our adoption. This training was a lifeline. We tell every family we can, "You need trauma training. It's a must."

Susan  |  Parent

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