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October 2019

$40

Becoming a Healing Ministry for Your Children and Families

October 9, 2019 @ 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, 2019 @ 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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Free

Parent Coaching: We Can’t Always Play, But We Can Always BE Playful

October 17, 2019 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Fostering Hope Austin Family Center, 13300 Pond Springs Road
Austin, TX 78729 United States

For our children that come from a hard place, connection is a foundation for healing. Our parent coaching are trauma informed care workshops with a small number of participants. This week we will dive into learning connection strategies. The more we meet the need of connection for our children, the more we will see healing and begin to see overwhelming behaviors decrease. This is a great time to bring your specific questions as our parent trainer will be able to…

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Free

Parent Coaching: When Time Outs Don’t Work

October 24, 2019 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Fostering Hope Austin Family Center, 13300 Pond Springs Road
Austin, TX 78729 United States

Have you ever found yourself scrambling for ways to correct your child that actually work? The IDEAL response might be just want you need. Our parent coaching are trauma informed care workshops with a small number of participants. This week we will dive into learning the correction strategy, The IDEAL response, from Trust Based Relational Intervention (TBRI). Our kids from a hard place need strategies that redirect behavior in a ways that keep them connected with their parent. This strategy…

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Free

Parent Coaching: How do I Stay Calm When My Child Is Not

October 31, 2019 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Fostering Hope Austin Family Center, 13300 Pond Springs Road
Austin, TX 78729 United States

Have you ever found yourself trying to remain calm when your child needs you the most? Our parent coaching are workshops with a small number of participants. This week we will learn about how to recognize our window of tolerance as parents. We must be calm to help our kids calm down! 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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November 2019

$20

Foster Care Babysitting Certification

November 2, 2019 @ 9:00 am - 2:30 pm
Fostering Hope Austin Family Center, 13300 Pond Springs Road
Austin, TX 78729 United States

Find information on requirements here: https://www.fosteringhopeaustin.org/foster-care-babysitting-certification/ Please register on the link below. Registration is now open!

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Free

How Do I Help My Child’s Teacher Understand My Child From a A Hard Place?

November 7, 2019 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Fostering Hope Austin Family Center, 13300 Pond Springs Road
Austin, TX 78729 United States

Have you ever found yourself trying to explain your child's behavior to their teacher and have not known what to say?  Our parent coaching are workshops with a small number of participants. This week we will learn about how to help your child's teacher or school understand your child's needs and behaviors. 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

Caring for Yourself While Caring for Others

November 14, 2019 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Fostering Hope Austin Family Center, 13300 Pond Springs Road
Austin, TX 78729 United States

If we are caring for children from a hard place, it is so important to also care for ourselves. Our parent coaching are workshops with a small number of participants. This week we will learn about how we can care for ourselves when there seems to be so much stress in our lives. 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…

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$10

Maximizing a Child’s Sense of Felt Safety

November 19, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Temple Bible Church, 3205 Oakview Drive
Temple, TX 76502 United States

Understanding how trauma has impacted your foster or adopted child grows your compassion and tolerance for them. In this session we will learn about how to help your child feel safe by incorporating the empowering strategies from Trust Based Relational Intervention (TBRI)®. There is so much learning and development that happens when a child feels safe with the adults who care for him. If you attended the training in September on the impact of trauma, this training will go deeper…

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Free

Helping My Child From A Hard Place Understand Her Story

November 21, 2019 @ 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. 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 trainer will be able to give more one on one answers due to the small number…

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December 2019

Free

How Does Fostering or Adopting Impact My Kids Who are Already Home?

December 5, 2019 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Fostering Hope Austin Family Center, 13300 Pond Springs Road
Austin, TX 78729 United States

If you are bringing a new child home through foster care or adoption, you might consider how this will impact the kids who are already home. Our parent coaching sessions are workshops with a small number of participants. In this session Janice Reyes, foster/adoptive mama and TBRI® practitioner, will lead us in a discussion of things to consider when you are bringing a new child home. When there are other kids at home, they might have questions and fears about…

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Free

How Is Fostering Different From Adopting?

December 12, 2019 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Fostering Hope Austin Family Center, 13300 Pond Springs Road
Austin, TX 78729 United States

Fostering and Adopting can be very different processes. Our parent coaching sessions are workshops with a small number of participants. In this session Janice Reyes, foster/adoptive mama and TBRI® practitioner, will lead us in a discussion of the differences between foster care and adoption, as well as what to consider when you will become your child's forever family after having fostered them. Whether you are deciding which one to embark on or are transitioning from foster to adoption, there are some…

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January 2020

Free

Parent Coaching: Bedtime Battles! Why Does My Child Have A Hard Time Going To Bed?

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

Do you ever find yourself with a chatty child right at bedtime? First they need water, then it becomes a never ending cycle that never leads to sleep! Then this session is for you! In this session we will discuss why a child from a hard place might have difficulty falling to sleep or staying asleep and some practical tips that might help. Our parent coaching sessions are workshops with a small number of participants. Bring your specific questions as…

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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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