Fostering Hope Austin invites foster and adoption professionals to join us for REST. Our theme for this conference is supporting YOU, the child welfare professional. We will have expert speakers in secondary trauma and we’ll talk about soul care. We think this is different than self-care. Working with children and families with complex trauma reaches the soul, and we need to care for our hearts, minds and bodies.

Date, Time & Location

Thursday, May 24 from 9a-4p
Austin Christian Fellowship
6401 Riverplace BLVD

$50 per person

CEU credits will be available


8:15-9:00 Check-in and waffle bar
9:00-12:00 Keynote Address with Dr. David Schooler and Jayne Schooler
12:00-1:00 Lunch
1:15-2:15 Robyn Gobbel 
2:15-4:00  Practice and Fun!

Keynote Speakers

Dr. David Schooler and Jayne Schooler

Jayne Schooler holds a master’s degree in Life Issues Counseling and is a national and international trainer in the field of adoption and foster care. She has been a featured speaker at numerous state, national and international conferences and trains regularly for the Ohio Child Welfare Training Program. She is the recipient of a number of state and national awards for her work. Jayne is the author/co-author of seven books in field of child welfare including her newest: Wounded Children, Healing Homes: How Traumatized Children Impact Adoptive and Foster Parents. Recently, two of her books have been translated into Russian and Polish.

Dr. David Schooler has served in the pastoral and counseling ministry for over 40 years. He served as a senior pastor in churches in both Missouri and Ohio and currently serves on a part-time basis for four local churches as a staff counselor. Much of his current focus is on working with adults who have a lifetime impact of early childhood trauma.

Jayne’s international work has taken both her and her husband, David, to a number of countries including Ukraine, Kyrgyzstan, Armenia, Romania, Poland, Mexico and Haiti. Both David and Jayne are recognized nationally and internationally as speakers/trainers in the field of adoption and foster care, partnering with LAMb International and Orphan’s Promise.