Bopha’s Story

“The best day of my life was the day I received this Hello Kitty teddy bear.  It was also a sad day because it was the day I left Hagar’s recovery programme. But I reintegrated with my family and now I feel safe and happy.”

When Bopha was only 6 years...

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A lovely Homecoming for Tra and her Sons

Ngoc, an in-house social worker embracing Tra's son.

Soon after she was married, Tra knew that her life would not be easy. Her husband was accused of damaging property and he was sent to jail for six months. Her mother-in-law did not consider Tra as a daughter-in-law but just as another source of income for the family. She expected Tra to make...

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A lovely Homecoming for Tra and her Sons

Ngoc, an in-house social worker embracing Tra's son.

Soon after she was married, Tra knew that her life would not be easy. Her husband was accused of damaging property and he was sent to jail for six months. Her mother-in-law did not consider Tra as a daughter-in-law but just as another source of income for the family. She expected Tra to make...

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Zaher’s Incredible Resilience

“One day, I will be back with my family again. I’ll be an engineer and serve my people. I will improve my family’s situation when I am a man.”

Zaher, 14 year old boy, at the Forgotten No More project

 

Zaher grew up in Kabul with his parents, two sisters and a...

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Zaher’s Incredible Resilience

“One day, I will be back with my family again. I’ll be an engineer and serve my people. I will improve my family’s situation when I am a man.”

Zaher, 14 year old boy, at the Forgotten No More project

 

Zaher grew up in Kabul with his parents, two sisters and a...

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Hagar driver creates “Safe Place” for clients

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Mohammad’s brother was employed as Hagar’s first ever driver in Afghanistan. As Hagar programmes expanded, the need for more staff increased and he suggested his brother apply for a position. Mohammad first worked as a night driver for two years, then became the day driver in 2011.

“My brother told me...

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Hagar driver creates “Safe Place” for clients

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Mohammad’s brother was employed as Hagar’s first ever driver in Afghanistan. As Hagar programmes expanded, the need for more staff increased and he suggested his brother apply for a position. Mohammad first worked as a night driver for two years, then became the day driver in 2011.

“My brother told me...

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Being ‘trauma-informed’ at Hagar

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Definition of Trauma Informed Care

Trauma- informed care is an approach to engaging people with histories of trauma, recognising the presence of trauma symptoms and acknowledging the role that trauma has played in their lives. – National Center for Trauma Informed Care (NCTIC, www.samsha.gov/


For more than a decade, trauma informed...

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Being ‘trauma-informed’ at Hagar

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Definition of Trauma Informed Care

Trauma- informed care is an approach to engaging people with histories of trauma, recognising the presence of trauma symptoms and acknowledging the role that trauma has played in their lives. – National Center for Trauma Informed Care (NCTIC, www.samsha.gov/nctic, 2013)


For more than a decade, trauma...

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A Mother’s Love Knows No Bounds

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In January 2016, Nhi’s husband sexually abused their two young children. After years of physical abuse towards the family, Nhi decided to run away with her son and daughter, seeking refuge at Hagar’s Recovery Centre. All three were experiencing high levels of trauma. Nhi was quick to anger, isolating herself when...

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