Kaela Precourt serves as the Social and Emotional Care Coordinator for Kids Alive Dominican Republic. She moved to Constanza to join Kids Alive in 2012 and has been in this new role blessing many since 2017. She comes with exceptional credentials – an undergraduate degree in education, a master’s in educational psychology, and has served as a math and science teacher as well as an academic coordinator. Kaela is trained in Trust Based Relational Interventions (TBRI®) and is a certified trainer in Trauma Competent Care (TCC). Kaela is at the forefront of Kids Alive’s significant new initiative to bolster our trauma-informed care for at-risk children. Over the last three years, she has equipped all Kids Alive house parents, teachers, and workers – over 300 in all – with techniques to deepen connection and trust with children, and she has helped train counselors in interventions to help children suffering from chronic trauma.

Kaela reflects on her role and its significance in ministering to the children in our care:

Jesus came to restore the broken. As his followers, we have the privilege of walking with Jesus in this calling. I love our work because we get to watch this calling lived out daily, in the middle of our messy lives and brokenness.

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Please pray for

  • Protection for students and staff from COVID-19 and continued provision for families of students living around the school area who remain unemployed.
  • An exciting and safe transition to fully restored classroom teaching by fall, starting with a limited on-site learning program this spring.
  • The restart of the independence, life skills, and vocational training programs over the next few months.
  • Funding to improve the buildings recently given to us that we plan to use for vocational training for adolescents in the community.
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