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.

[+ Read More]

Please pray for

  • Good connections between students and their teachers as COVID-19 restrictions are relaxed and limited in-person teaching begins this spring.
  • Discernment for counseling staff as they have more opportunities to counsel students recovering from quarantine trauma and related issues such as isolation and dysfunctional families.
  • Funds to purchase books as we rebuild and expand our library and place additional books in classrooms to promote literacy.
Click on an image below to enlarge and read captions