About Us

Breaking the cycle of childhood trauma

Trauma Free World is a community dedicated to helping people around the world heal from childhood trauma. We are headquartered in Cincinnati, Ohio, USA and offer training all around the world, as well as online for anyone with an internet connection or mobile phone. Trauma Free World partners with leading trauma researchers to adapt cutting edge trauma research into training that is accessible to all, regardless of literacy level, and applicable across cultures.

If you have questions or ideas about training, please get in touch!

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Back2Back + Trauma Research

Trauma Free World was founded by Back2Back Ministries, an international non-profit providing care to orphaned and vulnerable children in the U.S. and around the world for over 20 years. The Back2Back team realized that more specific care – trauma-informed care –  was necessary for children who had experienced trauma to truly heal.

Back2Back partnered with several nationally recognized child development and trauma experts to understand the latest research and best practices around trauma care. Back2Back built a solid understanding of the academic research on trauma care by working with leaders in the field, like Jayne and Dr. David Schooler, experts in working with adoptive and foster families. Back2Back also partnered with the Karyn Purvis Institute of Child Development at Texas Christian University and built training around the essential skills outlined by the National Child Traumatic Stress Network.

The team then adapted those learnings to create training courses that are easily understood and directly applicable to a wide variety of trainees.

Global training for 300 staff members

Back2Back conducted training with all 300+ of its staff members in Haiti, Mexico, India, Nigeria, the Dominican Republic and the United States. It had such a powerful impact on children’s lives that they began to offer the training to other orphan-care organizations.

Within 5 years, the Back2Back team had trained over 2500 people in nearly 70 countries, impacting over 250,000 children.

In order to focus on providing world-class trauma training, Back2Back decided to create a separate organization with a team dedicated to ending childhood trauma.

Trauma Free World was born.

Back2Back Learn

Trauma Free World is a Back2Back Learn organization.

Back2Back Learn is dedicated to helping non-profits build their effectiveness and boost their performance. The founding belief is that if all non-profits could do what they do even better, the world would be a brighter place. Read more about Back2Back Learn here.

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