Save the Children - Journey of Hope Training

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501 22nd Street

Dunbar, WV 25064

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No child lives without risk to violence, neglect and abuse. Whether it’s the toxic stress due to chronic poverty in the community or distressful experiences due to a devastating natural disaster, providing children with immediate and long-term emotional support enables their recovery while fostering resilience.

Our signature Journey of Hope program offers five grade- and age-specific curricula designed to build resiliency among children, youth, and their caregivers, while helping them understand their feelings and develop positive coping methods. There are eight sessions for each age group that require 45-60 minutes each to complete.

The Journey of Hope (JoH) program:

  • Discusses different topics in an age appropriate manner to include; safety, fear, sadness/greif, worry, anger/agreession, bullying, self-esteem, and community
  • Helps children develop healthy coping skills through structured games, stories, and creative activities
  • Gives children the words they need to express their feelings in a safe, small group setting
  • Offers an encouraging environment that recognizes children's individual strengths and positive behaviors

Training Agenda

Day 1: Sept 25, 2017 - Journey of Hope Orientation (MANDATORY)

Day 2: Sept 26, 2017 - Junior/Elementary Journey of Hope, PreK-5th Grade

Day 3: Sept 27, 2017 - Adolescent Journey of Hope, 6th-8th Grade

Day 4: Sept 28, 2017 - Teen Journey of Hope, 9th-12th Grade

This training is for individuals willing to facilitate small group sessions with children such as school counselors, teachers, school mental health professionals, other school faculty, and child care providers.

Capacity is limited, flood affected areas will have priority over other geographic locations. Non-school agencies may participate as space is available on a first register basis.

Contact Information

Program Coordinator: Amy Mills -

Leader Trainer: Patty Blake -


How can I contact the organizer with any questions?

Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?

Yes. Please bring the printed ticket for easier registration.

Do I have to attend orientation on day one?

Yes. Orientation provides a general overview about Save the Children and the Journey of Hope program.

Do I have to attend the entire week of training?

No. Day one is the only day that is manadatory, then select the children's Journey of Hope program that meets the needs of your organziation.

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