05 | The American Dream and Egg for Dinner | Anna Valdez

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Anna Valdez is the Director of Programs at Fostering Hope in Austin, Texas. Anna trains and coordinates trauma informed efforts for volunteers, churches, foster parents, caregivers, and institutions, both locally and internationally. She served for five years with Back2Back Ministries in Monterrey, Mexico as a full time caregiver to teenage girls. Drawing from this learning and experience, Anna has successfully implemented programming as a Texas Christian University Trust Based Relational Intervention (TBRI®) Practitioner and a Trauma Competent Caregiver Affiliate Trainer for Back2Back Ministries.

In this week’s episode, Anna shares how God called a shy girl from southern Texas into a journey that would lift the veil on the emotional pain of the world and shift her perspective on hope and healing forever. 

Hear stories of her first night as a caregiver in a children’s home, the way God changed her view of success, and why she is passionate about training and equipping caregivers today. 

Links to learn more:

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Learn more about the work Anna is doing through Fostering Hope.

For training and resources in trauma informed care, check out Trauma Free World. Use coupon code BETHEDIFFERENCE for 30% any training. Promo code valid until 5.31.2021.

Special thanks to COhatch Mason for providing podcast studio space.

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