Lessons I’m learning in Youth Advocacy

Over the past year, we’ve been talking a lot about ACES (Adverse Childhood Experiences) and how building resiliency can help overcome the trauma that has happened to youth. That resiliency can be a first step that leads to Shalom, a whole peace with God, self, creation, and others. I was sitting at my desk this[…]

Youth Advocacy through TBRI

  This month’s theme is Advocating for Youth, our mission and passion at The Bridge. One of the tools God’s given us for this work is through the study of late Dr. Karyn Purvis called Trust-Based Relational Intervention (TBRI) at Texas Christian University. TBRI® is an attachment-based, trauma-informed intervention that is designed to meet the[…]

Bridge Happenings May 2017

Endless Sea Coffee Roasting This past month, we’ve tried some new roasts (yum!) and Jess has been making plans for integrating a team of 4 high schoolers into the coffee training this summer. Cultivate Training Garden We’ve been busy preparing for our first CSA distribution. The gardens are growing – and so are the weeds![…]