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January 2018

DFPS Foster Care Orientation at Bannockburn

January 9 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Bannockburn Baptist Church, 7100 Brodie Lane
Austin, TX

This Orientation for Foster Care and Adoption meets in South Austin at Bannockburn Baptist Church, 7100 Brodie Ln, Austin, TX 78745. At the Orientation, you will get basic information on foster care processes and discuss the scope and requirements of being a foster or adoptive parent. Any and all questions are welcome. No registration is required and there is no cost. We hope to see you there!

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DFPS Northside Foster Care Orientation

January 9 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
DFPS Offices- Northside, 14000 Summit Road
Austin, TX

This Orientation for Foster Care and Adoption meets at 1400 Sumitt Dr. Attend an information meeting in your area (either Northside or Bannockburn Oriendtation) where you can discuss the scope and requirements of being a foster or adoptive parent. At the Orientation, you will get basic information on foster care processes and any and all questions are welcome. You do not need to make a reservation for Orientation and there is no cost. We hope to see you there!

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February 2018

Lunch and Learn

February 9 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Spicewood Springs Branch Library Meeting Room, 8637 Spicewood Springs Rd
Austin, Texas 78759

Bring your lunch and learn more about parenting kids from hard places. We will meet in the Spicewood Spring Branch Library meeting room.

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DFPS Foster Care Orientation at Bannockburn

February 13 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Bannockburn Baptist Church, 7100 Brodie Lane
Austin, TX

This Orientation for Foster Care and Adoption meets in South Austin at Bannockburn Baptist Church, 7100 Brodie Ln, Austin, TX 78745. At the Orientation, you will get basic information on foster care processes and discuss the scope and requirements of being a foster or adoptive parent. Any and all questions are welcome. No registration is required and there is no cost. We hope to see you there!

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DFPS Northside Foster Care Orientation

February 13 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
DFPS Offices- Northside, 14000 Summit Road
Austin, TX

This Orientation for Foster Care and Adoption meets at 1400 Sumitt Dr. Attend an information meeting in your area (either Northside or Bannockburn Oriendtation) where you can discuss the scope and requirements of being a foster or adoptive parent. At the Orientation, you will get basic information on foster care processes and any and all questions are welcome. You do not need to make a reservation for Orientation and there is no cost. We hope to see you there!

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$25

A Future and a Hope Conference for Families

February 24 @ 9:00 am - 3:30 pm
Hill Country Bible Church Lakeline, 12124 Ranch Rd 620 N
Austin, TX 78750 United States

Explore. Connect. Go Deeper at the AFAH Conference. If you want to care for the foster & adoptive community, explore how you are called to serve at AFAH. If you want community with others, connect to people with similar passions at AFAH. If you want healing for your foster or adoptive child, go deeper in understanding trauma-informed care at AFAH.

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March 2018

Lunch and Learn

March 2 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Spicewood Springs Branch Library Meeting Room, 8637 Spicewood Springs Rd
Austin, Texas 78759

Bring your lunch and learn more about parenting kids from hard places. We will meet in the Spicewood Spring Branch Library meeting room.

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DFPS Northside Foster Care Orientation

March 13 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
DFPS Offices- Northside, 14000 Summit Road
Austin, TX

This Orientation for Foster Care and Adoption meets at 1400 Sumitt Dr. Attend an information meeting in your area (either Northside or Bannockburn Oriendtation) where you can discuss the scope and requirements of being a foster or adoptive parent. At the Orientation, you will get basic information on foster care processes and any and all questions are welcome. You do not need to make a reservation for Orientation and there is no cost. We hope to see you there!

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April 2018

Lunch and Learn

April 6 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Spicewood Springs Branch Library Meeting Room, 8637 Spicewood Springs Rd
Austin, Texas 78759

Bring your lunch and learn more about parenting kids from hard places. We will meet in the Spicewood Spring Branch Library meeting room.

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$10

Babysitter Certification Training

April 7 @ 9:00 am - 2:30 pm
Grace Covenant Church, 9431 Jollyville Rd
Austin, TX 78759 United States

Get certified to babysit foster care kids through multiple agencies! Go through a one-day training that is streamlined and efficient.  There will be some paperwork to collect before April 7th, including fingerprinting.  More information and registration will be available Spring 2018.   No childcare available for this event.

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Empowered to Connect Conference Simulcast

April 13 @ 9:00 am - April 14 @ 5:00 pm
Hill Country Bible Church Lakeline, 12124 Ranch Rd 620 N
Austin, TX 78750 United States

The Empowered to Connect Conference is a two-day event presented by Show Hope and the Karyn Purvis Institute of Child Development. Featuring Trust-Based Relational Intervention® methods developed by Dr. Karyn Purvis and Dr. David Cross from the Karyn Purvis Institute of Child Development, this conference helps bring attachment and connection in families. The simulcast is available in these churches in the Austin area. Hill Country Bible Church Lakeline Register for day 1:  Register for day 2 2. Antioch Georgetown is…

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May 2018

Free

May Lunch and Learn

May 4 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Spicewood Springs Branch Library Meeting Room, 8637 Spicewood Springs Rd
Austin, Texas 78759

Bring your lunch and questions! This month we will be hosting a Q&A session to debrief what we learned in the Empowered To Connect Simulcast hosted throughout the city on April 12-13th. If you didn't attend, you can still bring your questions about how to manage challenging behaviors and emotions for children from hard places.

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$50

REST: A Day for Child Welfare Professionals

May 24 @ 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 @ 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 @ 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 @ 10:00 am - November 14 @ 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 @ 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 @ 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 @ 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 @ 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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