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February 2020

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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$60

Trauma Competent Caregiver- 8 Week Deep Dive Course

March 25 @ 10:00 am - May 27 @ 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.*   Join us for a deep dive into understanding how trauma affects the brain, body and belief system of a child and how, as caregivers, we can bring hope and healing to the children we care for. We will cover everything from how to correct a child's overwhelming behaviors using TBRI® to how to take care of ourselves as parents.…

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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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June 2020

Free

Summer Slide Support

June 9 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
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One event on June 23, 2020 at 7:30 pm

One event on July 7, 2020 at 7:30 pm

Summer vacation is often a time where parents feel overwhelmed and in need of more support. Parents have reported feeling more isolated with the added stress of Covid-19 during this time and less able to parent in a connected, trauma informed way. Summer Slide Support is a 6-week intensive support group for foster and adoptive parents. In this group you will have the opportunity to meet with other parents who foster and adopt , have a short time to review…

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Free

Fostering Hope’s Church Ministry Development

June 18 @ 11:00 am - 11:30 am

Especially during these uncertain times, we cannot stop all the tragedies in families, but we can have a plan in place to support children and families who enter into the foster care system. Fostering Hope can equip your church to build a ministry that will serve and lead in foster care. We can help your church build family resiliency. Family is the primary source of healing for the hurting child and families look to their church community for inspiration and…

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Free

Summer Slide Support

June 23 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
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One event on June 23, 2020 at 7:30 pm

One event on July 7, 2020 at 7:30 pm

Summer vacation is often a time where parents feel overwhelmed and in need of more support. Parents have reported feeling more isolated with the added stress of Covid-19 during this time and less able to parent in a connected, trauma informed way. Summer Slide Support is a 6-week intensive support group for foster and adoptive parents. In this group you will have the opportunity to meet with other parents who foster and adopt , have a short time to review…

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July 2020

Free

Summer Slide Support

July 7 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

One event on June 23, 2020 at 7:30 pm

One event on July 7, 2020 at 7:30 pm

Summer vacation is often a time where parents feel overwhelmed and in need of more support. Parents have reported feeling more isolated with the added stress of Covid-19 during this time and less able to parent in a connected, trauma informed way. Summer Slide Support is a 6-week intensive support group for foster and adoptive parents. In this group you will have the opportunity to meet with other parents who foster and adopt , have a short time to review…

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August 2020

Free

Community Resilience: Being Trauma Informed

August 6 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

We are joining our friends at Tex Protects for this webinar! Studies show there are correlations between trauma and mental or behavioral health. Understanding how trauma impacts an individuals body, brain, and behavior has the power to transform our responses and work with those that we serve. In this webinar, we will examine the fundamentals of trauma's impact and what it means for organizations and communities. This introduction will provide information regarding the emerging science of trauma-informed care and how…

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