The Love In Action School

The purpose of the Love in Action School is the healing and equipping of children. 

The Love In Action School

Most of our children have backgrounds clouded by abuse and trauma, leaving them unable to function well in a traditional Mexican classroom.  The lack of public school teacher training and attention left our students with poor grades, social stigma, frequent expulsions, and more.  Seeing our students struggle inspired us to create a school that met their specific needs.  As a result, The Love in Action school promotes four important characteristics of healthy relationships: the ability to give care, the ability to receive care, the ability to negotiate, and a sense of autonomy.  The results have been amazing!

Our holistic approach places an emphasis on emotional regulation, social learning, and spiritual formation, thus providing the platform for academic success. The safe, attachment-rich, sensory-rich environment that our teachers foster supports the development of children who may have developmental deficits due to early childhood traumas. Attention to nutrition, hydration, physical movement, and neurochemistry optimizes their learning.

Citizenship is an important component of our work. We believe that because of their trauma histories our children have enormous potential to impact their society.  As a result, we foster community participation and service to others. We are empowering our children to become the leaders they were meant to be: educated and connected, able to make a difference in their own lives and in the lives of others.

A sense of identity and belonging are key to the healing of our children’s hurts. Speaking Scriptural truths over our children about who God says they are destroys lies and brings life; knowing that He has a purpose for them, that He loves them, and that He will never abandon them brings hope, peace, and joy.

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SAFE

We seek to create a community in which the child feels safe, disarming the stress response that impedes learning, healing and growth. Our staff are being trained in the most recent evidence based attachment practices and learning theories. Play is a cornerstone in the school; it is how children learn best and it creates a sense of safety which allows children to engage and explore the world around them.

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RELATIONAL

The single most important aspect of this educational program is the healing relationships that traumatized children have with caring adults. Through this relationship God sends the message to the orphan that you are seen, you are heard, you are loved, and you belong.

SENSORIAL

Children who have experienced traumas at a young age often have altered brain development which impacts the processing of sensory data and effects learning abilities. Providing a sensory rich environment counters those effects and helps the brain to develop.

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SUCCESS

Since our educational pilot program began in 2013, our collective GPA has increased from 8.1 to 8.6 on a 10 point scale. Also, all 16 students independently have improved their personal GPA’s each year.  In addition, the last year in public school our children collectively had 16 suspensions from the school for violence. In the 2013-2014 LIA school year we only had three, and this year, so far, we have had none!

SPONSORSHIP/DONATIONS

We hope that you too would be inspired to see this vision become a reality and we invite you to be a part of this ministry…  Please put your love in action through the gift of education.

You can sponsor a child’s education for as little as $25/month!   But any gift, of any size, is so very appreciated.

WE HAVE BIG DREAMS

Love in Action Center envisions a sustainable and re-producible model that:

  • Preventatively addresses the root issues causing children to be placed in institutions.
  • Promotes through education, ministry, and therapy the well being of children, families and communities.
  • Provides holistic (mind, body and spirit) and specific (trauma informed) education and care for children and adults.
  • Provides training and support for families, orphan care workers, and those with a call to care for marginalized society members.

 

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