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January 2020

Free

Parent Coaching : I am not playful! How do I connect with my child from hard place?

January 16 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Fostering Hope Austin Family Center, 13300 Pond Springs Road
Austin, TX 78729 United States

Connection is the foundation for healing! When a child feels connected they feel safe and their brain can learn and grow and mature. In this session we will learn practical ways to connect with our child from a hard place. Our parent coaching sessions are workshops with a small number of participants. Bring your specific questions as our parent trainer will be able to give more one on one answers due to the small number of participants in the group.…

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Free

Parent Coaching: Avoiding Power Struggles With My Child From a Hard Place

January 23 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Fostering Hope Austin Family Center, 13300 Pond Springs Road
Austin, TX 78729 United States

As parents, we sometimes run out of strategies to help us correct our children's overwhelming behaviors. Power struggles can be the outcome of not having enough strategies for correcting out children. In this session we will explore the TBRI strategies of Correcting to help us expand our tools. Our parent coaching sessions are workshops with a small number of participants. Bring your specific questions as our parent trainer will be able to give more one on one answers due to…

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Free

Parent Coaching: That Makes Me Tick! Understanding Parent Stress

January 30 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Fostering Hope Austin Family Center, 13300 Pond Springs Road
Austin, TX 78729 United States

Parenting can be challenging. It is sometimes difficult to remain calm in the times when our children are experiencing overwhelming emotions or behaviors. In this session we will learn about parent stress and ways to help us relieve stress. Our parent coaching sessions are workshops with a small number of participants. Bring your specific questions as our parent trainer will be able to give more one on one answers due to the small number of participants in the group. Please…

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February 2020

$10

The Importance of Connected Parenting for My Child From A Hard Place

February 4 @ 10:00 am - 12:30 pm
Temple Bible Church-Outback Youth Building, 3205 Oakview Drive
Temple, TX 76502 United States

Join us for the next training in collaboration with Foster Love Bell County. Connection is such a healing agent for children from a hard place. In this training we will learn how connection can be healing for a child that has experienced trauma and practical strategies to help us, as caregivers, stay connected to children when they have overwhelming behaviors and emotions. Come to learn more about the TBRI® Connection Strategies for children from a hard place and examine our…

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Free

Parent Coaching: When Trauma is Experienced in Early Childhood

February 6 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Fostering Hope Austin Family Center, 13300 Pond Springs Road
Austin, TX 78729 United States

Early childhood is so important for brain development. When trauma is experienced in early childhood it can impact a child's brain, body, and behavior. In this session we will learn about risk factors, how trauma derails development and what a child from a hard place needs for healing. Our parent coaching sessions are workshops with a small number of participants. Bring your specific questions as our parent trainer will be able to give more one on one answers due to…

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Free

Parent Coaching: Setting the Bar for My Child’s Success

February 13 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Fostering Hope Austin Family Center, 13300 Pond Springs Road
Austin, TX 78729 United States

Understanding how trauma impacts development can help us set expectations for our child when it comes to behavior and completing tasks. As parents to a child from a hard place, it's sometimes difficult to know where to set the bar so our child can be successful in everyday tasks and continue to heal. In this session we will learn about how trauma derails development and tools that can help us teach our children the skills they need, while keeping their…

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Free

Parent Coaching: Why Does My Child Always Want to Control?

February 20 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Fostering Hope Austin Family Center, 13300 Pond Springs Road
Austin, TX 78729 United States

A controlling child can be frustrating for parents. Understanding how fear makes a child develop protective strategies, like control, can help parents increase their compassion and connection to thier child. This, in turn, makes healing possible! In this session we will also learn how to help a child feel safe enough to stop using their protective strategies. Our parent coaching sessions are workshops with a small number of participants. Bring your specific questions as our parent trainer will be able…

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Free

Parent Coaching: Helping My Child From A Hard Place Understand His Story

February 27 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Fostering Hope Austin Family Center, 13300 Pond Springs Road
Austin, TX 78729 United States

Many times kids from a hard place have hard questions about their story. It is crucial that we are able to help them process their story. In this session we will learn tips for telling our children the truth about their story. Our parent coaching are workshops with a small number of participants. In this session we will  see tips that help us help kids process thier story in an age appropriate way. Bring your specific questions as our parent…

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March 2020

Free

Parent Coaching: Where Do I Start Parenting My Child From a Hard Place?

March 5 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Fostering Hope Austin Family Center, 13300 Pond Springs Road
Austin, TX 78729 United States

Children who have experienced trauma need connected parenting. This might be a different style of parenting than what we are used to or than how we were parented. In this session we will learn the importance of connected and attachment parenting and practical techniques to start our journey in parenting a child from a hard place. Our parent coaching sessions are workshops with a small number of participants. Bring your specific questions as our parent trainer will be able to…

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Free

Parent Coaching: Understanding Sensory Processing Issues

March 12 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Fostering Hope Austin Family Center, 13300 Pond Springs Road
Austin, TX 78729 United States

Some kids can have trouble processing the sensory information they take in. Sound, touch, taste and sight can be something kids experience too much or too little of . These issues can be overwhelming for kids and can lead them to have difficulties learning or socializing. In this session we will learn the tools that can help kids with sensory processing issues and how to make changes for them in our home. Our parent coaching sessions are workshops with a…

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$15

Growing Compassion: Helping All Your Children Feel Safe in your Ministry

March 31 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Fostering Hope Austin Family Center, 13300 Pond Springs Road
Austin, TX 78729 United States

*We are now offering this training digitally through a webinar format due to precautions taken in the midst of COVID-19.*   Children's ministry is one of the most important aspects of church for families. There are many different families with different backgrounds and needs that will enter your children's ministry. It is important to understand how to create a space where they can learn and grow in God's love. This training will help equip pastors, leaders, lay leaders and volunteers…

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April 2020

Free

Parent Coaching: My Child has to do School at Home, Now What?

April 2 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Fostering Hope Austin Family Center, 13300 Pond Springs Road
Austin, TX 78729 United States

*We are now offering this training digitally through a webinar format due to precautions taken in the midst of COVID-19.* The sudden change in your child's life can be a difficult transition, especially for a child from a hard place. In this session we will learn about how our child's stress system is probably on overdrive during this transition in his schedule and practical tips on how we can help our child learn, complete school work , and stay regulated…

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Free

Parent Coaching: Leaving Room for Myself

April 9 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Fostering Hope Austin Family Center, 13300 Pond Springs Road
Austin, TX 78729 United States

Parenting children from a hard place can leave us feeling emotionally and physically exhausted. We might feel like we are being pulled into every direction-- school drop off, therapist appointments, family committments and behvioral issues-- and have no room for ourselves. It is so importantant that we learn how to meet our own needs as parents, especially while parenting children with diffiuclt pasts . In this session we will learn how to carve out room and time to take care…

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Free

Parent Coaching: Creating a Balance of Structure and Nurture

April 16 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Fostering Hope Austin Family Center, 13300 Pond Springs Road
Austin, TX 78729 United States

Children need a balance of structure and nurture. This includes creating predictiable, nurturing and safe spaces for our children form a hard place to thrive. In this session we will learn about our double role as parents-- to make children feel our warm love through nurture and to provide guidance and limits through structure. Our parent coaching sessions are workshops with a small number of participants. Bring your specific questions as our parent trainer will be able to give more…

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Free

Parent Coaching: Understanding Regulation for Children from a Hard Place

April 23 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

Regulation is a skill learned through attachment and relationship. A child who can't calm themelves down, focus or complete a task can be very frustrating for parents. Understanding what children need in order to learn skills to regulate can help parents be more compassionate towards behaviors. In this session we will look at regulation and practical ways to help our children from a hard place learn this skill. Our parent coaching sessions are workshops with a small number of participants.…

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$10

Introduction to Trauma Informed Care for Helpers of the Foster or Adoptive Family

April 23 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Fostering Hope Austin Family Center, 13300 Pond Springs Road
Austin, TX 78729 United States

**This is now being offered in a webinar format** Do you know a child who has experienced trauma? Maybe you are not his parent, but you are his grandparent, teacher, or babysitter. This training is for those who are wishing to understand children they love and want practical tips to engage with him better as well as support the family of the child.  The objectives of this session are to understand how childhood trauma impacts the brain, body and behavior…

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Free

Parent Coaching: Prioritizing Connection

April 30 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

**THIS SESSION IS NOW BEING OFFERED IN A WEBINAR FORMAT. You will receive the link to join the webinar when you register. *** Connection is the primary source of healing for children form a hard place. There are probably many things competing for your attention, as a parent these days. You have school at home, work from home, plus dinner to get done every night. In this session we will learn why connection with your children from a hard place…

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May 2020

Free

Parent Coaching: Practicing Re-dos

May 7 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

**THIS SESSION IS NOW BEING OFFERED IN A WEBINAR FORMAT. You will receive the link to join the webinar when you register. *** Behavioral re-dos can be a prime way to teach new behaviors. A re-do is a chance for you child to do some thing right, be successful and be praised for it. This parenting strategy for children form a hard place can be a way to stay connected with your child, even when you are correcting. In this…

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Free

Parent Coaching: Avoiding Power Struggles

May 14 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

**THIS SESSION IS NOW BEING OFFERED IN A WEBINAR FORMAT. You will receive the link to join the webinar when you register. *** When we don't see the meaning behind behaviors, we are at risk of entering in a power struggle with our children. Children who have experienced trauma have overwhelming behaviors. As parents we must see the meaning behind the behavior and meet the need for our child to prevent power struggles. In this session we will discuss these…

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Free

Foster Care and the COVID Crisis

May 20 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am

All families have been impacted by the Covid-19 Response, but family populations who are already at-risk feel the crisis even more tragically. Learn more about the risk factors for families and how foster families and agencies are dealing with the additional strain. Join Julie Kouri, President of Foster Hope Austin, on May 20 to learn more about the foster care system and the families and children who are served. During the presentation, foster families and agency representatives will share their…

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