15 episodes

Youth and families who have received help by ACH share their stories to illustrate the impact of child abuse in and around Fort Worth. Join the discussion as we evaluate the current state of child welfare in our community and the work being done to combat the residual effects of childhood trauma.

Community Conversations: A Podcast by ACH Child and Family Services achchildandfamily

    • Non-Profit
    • 5.0 • 36 Ratings

Youth and families who have received help by ACH share their stories to illustrate the impact of child abuse in and around Fort Worth. Join the discussion as we evaluate the current state of child welfare in our community and the work being done to combat the residual effects of childhood trauma.

    Domestic Violence Awareness: Part 3, Amanda's Story

    Domestic Violence Awareness: Part 3, Amanda's Story

    Control, mental, verbal, psychological abuse. It was all there before it became physical in Amanda’s experience as domestic violence survivor. Brave and resilient, Amanda shares the story of rebuilding a life for her and her son with ACH’s Families Together Program.
    Families Together provides residential services (12-18 months) for mothers and children experiencing homelessness due to intimate partner domestic violence.
    achservices.org/programs/Families-together

    • 17 min
    Domestic Violence Awareness: Part 2, Debunking Common Misconceptions

    Domestic Violence Awareness: Part 2, Debunking Common Misconceptions

    Why doesn’t the victim just leave? Believe it or not, leaving a life you’ve built in exchange for safety from an abusive partner—especially with kids—is a complex and difficult issue no mother should ever have to experience. Join us as we demystify common misconceptions about intimate partner domestic violence.
    Statistics and facts compiled from stjudehouse.org/domestic-violence-facts, Safe Haven of Tarrant County, and NBC News.

    • 12 min
    Domestic Violence Awareness: Part 1

    Domestic Violence Awareness: Part 1

    Heartache, stress, violence, abuse, and trauma. These are not easy words to hear, but they are words our staff hear all the time in the stories of our clients. ACH’s Transitions Program Manager Nick Little shares a few common experiences of domestic violence survivors—before these women ever enter our care, they have already gone through so much.
    Families Together provides residential services (12-18 months) for mothers and children experiencing homelessness due to intimate partner domestic violence.

    • 8 min
    It Takes a Village

    It Takes a Village

    Establishing the feeling of safety for children who have experienced abuse and neglect is a difficult feat. It takes a village of knowledgeable, patient, and caring adults to care for them. Learn more about the importance of Felt Safety in this episode.
    Applied at ACH, Felt Safety is a strategy from TCU’s Trust-Based Relational Intervention (TBRI®), a therapeutic model that trains caregivers to provide effective support and treatment for at-risk children.

    • 8 min
    What is Felt Safety?

    What is Felt Safety?

    What is Felt Safety? ACH’s Nick Little shares how this idea cultivates trust with the youth we serve who have experienced trauma from abuse and neglect.
    Applied at ACH, Felt Safety is a strategy from TCU’s Trust-Based Relational Intervention (TBRI®), a therapeutic model that trains caregivers to provide effective support and treatment for at-risk children.

    • 2 min
    Part 2: Mohammed, Homeless in High School

    Part 2: Mohammed, Homeless in High School

    From sleeping on park benches to entering foster care, Mohammed’s journey continues at the Morris Program, ACH's transitional living program (TLP). Follow the story of a resilient teen, wise beyond his years, thriving after receiving help from ACH.
    Every gift can help our community’s homeless and foster youth feel safety, love, and hope: https://achservices.org/donate-now/

    • 20 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
36 Ratings

36 Ratings

Coyita ,

Interesting & valuable

I enjoyed listening to each interview. They are very informative and they are based on personal stories. I love that these interviews tell how ACH impact the life of each child who seeks help and support.
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JGM26 ,

Great podcast

Great idea to spread all the good ACH and their different departments do!

Jhernan86 ,

BIG FAN

Such great work discussing the issues in our community! Can’t wait to hear more!

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