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May 2018

$50

REST: A Day for Child Welfare Professionals

May 24, 2018 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Austin Christian Fellowship, 6401 River Place Boulevard
Austin, TX 78730 United States

If you are a child welfare professional or if you are a leader who works intensely with others who have trauma, we can't wait to share this day with you! We are re-branding and refreshing our professionals' day conference with a new name: REST Our theme for this conference is supporting YOU, the child welfare professional. Expert speakers in secondary trauma, David and Jayne Schooler, will join us and talk about soul care. We think this is different than self-…

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August 2018

Free

Introduction to Trauma Informed Care

August 30, 2018 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Foster Village Oak Haven, 15400 Fitzhugh Rd.
Dripping Springs, TX 78620 United States

Join us as we partner with Foster Village and learn about what our kids from hard places need. This training is open to those caring for kids who have been or are currently in foster care. Refreshments will be provided.  

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September 2018

Free

Connecting With a Child That Does Not Want to Connect with Me

September 7, 2018 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Spicewood Springs Branch Library Meeting Room, 8637 Spicewood Springs Rd
Austin, Texas 78759

If you have a child from a hard place, you know that it can be difficult to gain their trust and connect with them. Since attachment and connection are so important, come to learn strategies that will help you connect with your child and the reasons why they might not be willing to connect with you.

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$50

Trauma Competent Caregiver Training Series

September 26, 2018 @ 10:00 am - November 14, 2018 @ 12:00 pm
Hill Country Bible Church Pflugerville, 303 East Pflugerville Parkway
Pflugerville, TX 78660 United States

Join us for a deep dive into understanding how trauma affects the brain, body and belief system of a child and how, as caregivers, do we bring hope and healing to the children we care for. This class is 8 weeks long starting on Wednesday, Sept 26 and meeting every Wednesday through Nov 14. As a BONUS, we have two evening catch-up classes. These catch-up classes will not cover all the information but will provide a summary of what was…

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October 2018

Free

Introduction to Trauma Informed Care and TBRI

October 12, 2018 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Temple Bible Church, 3205 Oakview Drive
Temple, TX 76502 United States

We are joining our friends in Temple, Texas and learning about TBRI and the practical strategies from this model for parenting a child with challenging behaviors. We will be meeting in the Creekside building, which is behind the main building. Please register in the website link below so that we know you are coming!

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$10

Foster Care Babysitter Certification

October 20, 2018 @ 9:00 am - 2:30 pm
For the City Center, 500 E St. Johns Avenue
Austin, 78752 United States

November 2018

Free

Characteristics of a Good Foster Parent

November 5, 2018 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Providence Church Offices, 611 S Congress Ave #100
Austin, TX 78704 United States

Join us for a panel discussion with former and current foster families on what are the qualities that help foster parents connect with a child and stay in it for the long haul.  Learn from other foster parents what has helped them stick with it and foster well.

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$10

Handling the Holidays

November 13, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Hill Country Bible Church, 12124 Ranch Road 620 North
Austin, TX 78750

  Join us for our second yearly discussion on sensory processing. Occupational therapist, Marti Smith, will offer practical solutions as we view the crazies of the holidays through a sensory processing lens. Please register in the link below so we will know you are coming!

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January 2019

$50

Training for Families Count Volunteers

January 18 @ 9:00 am - January 19 @ 5:00 pm

Training for Families Count volunteers will be Fri-Sat, Jan. 18th - 19th, at Hope Chapel. (FC is a ministry that provides mentoring and parenting classes to parents who have had their children removed by the state due to abuse or neglect.)  Training sessions will include overviews of the Families Count program and the child welfare system, understanding trauma in families, testimonies of addiction and recovery, cross-cultural family ministry, a session with county judges, and wisdom / best practices for ministering to families…

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February 2019

Free

Lunch and Learn: Understanding How the Past of the Marginalized Influences Their Present

February 8 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Spicewood Springs Branch Library Meeting Room, 8637 Spicewood Springs Rd
Austin, Texas 78759

If you missed last week's conference breakout session, you still have one last chance to learn about how the marginalized are impacted by their past. Join us for this free training, if you work with at-risk populations in any capacity, including foster and adopted children.

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April 2019

Empowered to Connect Conference Simulcast

April 5 @ 9:00 am - April 6 @ 5:00 pm

The Empowered to Connect Conference is a two-day event presented by Show Hope. Experience practical teaching in a safe and supportive community as we work to equip families, churches, and professionals to better serve children impacted by adoption and foster care. This year’s conference includes Trust-Based Relational Intervention® (TBRI®) methods developed by Dr. Karyn Purvis and Dr. David Cross from the Karyn Purvis Institute of Child Development, which exists to bring attachment and connection in families. Multiple locations throughout the city…

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Free

Lunch and Learn

April 5 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Spicewood Springs Branch Library Meeting Room, 8637 Spicewood Springs Rd
Austin, Texas 78759

Bring your own lunch and join us as we learn about trauma-informed care!

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May 2019

$20

Foster Care Babysitting Certification Training

May 4 @ 9:00 am - 2:30 pm
For the City Center, 500 E St. Johns Avenue
Austin, 78752 United States

Find information on requirements here: https://www.fosteringhopeaustin.org/foster-care-babysitting-certification/ Please register on the link below. Registration on Monday, March 4, 2019 through April 15, 2019, until we meet capacity.

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Free

Trauma Informed Training With Foster Love Bell County

May 10 @ 9:00 am - 11:30 am
Temple Bible Church, 3205 Oakview Drive
Temple, TX 76502 United States

Join us Friday, May 10th, from 9-11:30 as we partner with our friends at Foster love Bell County and provide training on how to help a child manage overwhelming behaviors and build connection. We will meet at Temple Bible Church in the Creekside Building. Please register on the link below. Limited childcare is available.

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June 2019

$85

Healing Trauma From The Heart With the Brain In Mind

June 8 @ 9:00 am - 4:45 pm
The Workshop, 300 Allen St
Austin, TX 78702 United States

The human brain is an inherently relational organ.  We are all always seeking connection and safety.  When children develop in traumatic or overwhelming environments, their attempts at finding connection and safety are overwhelmed by terror, isolation, or helplessness.  Rapid advances in the relational neurosciences are helping us understand how these overwhelming experiences impact a child’s whole self.  In this day-long workshop, we will first dive into a basic understanding of brain development, laying the foundation for the paradigm shifting belief…

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September 2019

$10

Understanding How Trauma Impacts the Brain and Behavior of a Child

September 26 @ 1:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Temple Bible Church, 3205 Oakview Drive
Temple, TX 76502 United States

Understanding how trauma has impacted your child from a hard place grows your compassion and tolerance for them. In this session we will learn about the impact of trauma on a developing brain as well as some key insights from Trust Based Relational Intervention (TBRI). We will learn the importance of asking "what happend to you,"instead of "what's wrong with you?" If you attended the training earlier this year in Temple on correction, this training will go deeper into understanding…

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$10

Understanding How Trauma Impacts the Brain and Behavior of A Child (evening course)

September 26 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Temple Bible Church, 3205 Oakview Drive
Temple, TX 76502 United States

Understanding how trauma has impacted your child from a hard place grows your compassion and tolerance for them. In this session we will learn about the impact of trauma on a developing brain as well as some key insights from Trust Based Relational Intervention (TBRI). We willearn the importance of asking "what happend to you,"instead of "what's wrong with you?" If you attended the training earlier this year in Temple on correction, this training will go deeper into understanding the…

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October 2019

Free

Parent Coaching: Why Can’t My Child Act Her Age?

October 3 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Fostering Hope Austin Family Center, 13300 Pond Springs Road
Austin, TX 78729 United States

Have you ever wondered why your foster or adopted child can't act their age? Come understand how a hard past impacts a child's behavior. Our parent coaching are workshops with a small number of participants. This week we will dive into understanding the basics of how trauma impacts the child's brain and how, many times, we see this play out in the child's behavior. This is a great time to bring your specific questions as our parent trainer will be…

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$40

Becoming a Healing Ministry for Your Children and Families

October 9 @ 9:00 am - 2:00 pm
Fostering Hope Austin Family Center, 13300 Pond Springs Road
Austin, TX 78729 United States

There are families you are ministering to who need healing in and through their relationships. How we heal in relationship with others is the essence of trauma informed care, and it is why having a trauma informed lens is essential in your children's ministry. A trauma informed ministry takes into account the whole story of the person and creates a safe atmosphere for everyone where they can learn and focus on their relationship with God. In this training, we will…

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Free

Parent Coaching: When Fear Bullies Your Child

October 10 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Fostering Hope Austin Family Center, 13300 Pond Springs Road
Austin, TX 78729 United States

Fear bullies our children that come from a hard place. Learning strategies to maximize their sense of safety is essential for healing. Our parent coaching are trauma informed care workshops with a small number of participants. This week we will dive into understanding how fear impacts a child's behavior, causing them to respond with flight, fight or freeze and strategies that will help their brains relax, mature and grow. This is a great time to bring your specific questions as…

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