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August 2022

Those who know: Beth Smith Feger, Ph.D.

August 11 @ 9:00 am - 12:30 pm
Fostering Hope Family Center, 13300 Pond Springs Road
Austin, TX 78729 United States
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Tips for setting kids up for success at school! Join us on August 11, 2022 as we prepare for another school year. You may already be exhausted thinking about another school year – the teacher meetings, the school supplies, the hours spent shuttling your kids from place to place, the crumpled papers in the bottom of the backpack. How many days before you get that call, you know the one? In this session, we will discuss how we can start…

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Free

Healthy Home Coach Interest Meeting

August 18 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Covenant Presbyterian Church, 3003 Northland Dr.
Austin, TX 78757 United States

Give parents what they needed and missed a generation ago. Become a Healthy Home Coach for a parent who needs the relational support to parent their child and create a healthy home. As a coach, you will be a part of an outstanding team including counselors, case managers, attorneys, and judges. Your role is clear: walk alongside a parent as they transform their life for the sake of their children. Fostering Hope will be right there with you providing guidance and resources as…

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Free

Partnering with Fostering Hope for Ministry Development

August 24 @ 12:00 pm - 12:30 pm

Fostering Hope can equip your church to build a foster and adoption ministry that will serve and lead in the foster care community. Family is the primary source of healing for the hurting child and families look to their church community for inspiration and direction. Fostering Hope will describe their plans to support 150 foster and adoption ministries. This session will share the ministry development plan and what the first step for your church to be a part of the…

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Free

Where Do I Begin? Applying trauma-informed practices today.

August 25 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

One of the difficult parts about new interventions or information is how to start applying it to your life TODAY. Come join other foster and adoptive parents for a time of virtual learning, support, and discussion led by one of our Fostering Hope staff as we talk about the application of trauma-informed care. We will dive into the basics of WHY trauma-informed parenting helps us as we raise children who have experienced loss, trauma, or separation through foster care or…

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Free

Compassion Building: Part 1

August 28 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Helping All Children Feel Safe. This 2-hour (online) training is designed with Children's Ministry leaders and volunteers in mind but is helpful for anyone working with children from hard places. This training will help equip those involved in children's ministry (from pastors to volunteers) in understanding how difficult life situations, like family dysfunction and divorce, can impact one's present behaviors and needs. This will help you begin to explore how to start creating safe spaces in your church in a…

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September 2022

$30

Fostering Hope Babysitting Certification Training September 2022

September 7 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Fostering Hope Family Center, 13300 Pond Springs Road
Austin, TX 78729 United States

We are so glad you have decided to support foster families and children in your community! It's been too long, time to get together and build connections. Our September event will be offered in person on a weekday! We hope helps us accommodate those individuals who cannot attend our typical Saturday training. Participating Agencies: Arrow, Angelheart, CPS, Circles of Care, Depelchin, Divinity Family Services, Giocosa, Helping Hand Home, Pathways, PCHAS, SAFE, Settlement Home, STARRY and Upbring This training is for…

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Free

The Sleep Struggle: Understanding the effects of adversity on sleep.

September 8 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

Why don’t you just sleep?! Many of the reoccurring struggles for behavioral issues we hear most from parents of children and youth who have experienced loss, trauma, and separation is sleep health. Specifically, the lack of it. It not only affects the behaviors of our children but ours too. Come join other foster and adoptive parents for a time of virtual learning, support, and discussion led by one of our Fostering Hope staff. During this parent session, we hope to…

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Free

Compassion Building: Part 2

September 13 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Compassion Building Part 2: The Why Behind Behaviors. This 1-hour virtual training is for anyone serving vulnerable people and children. Churches are places where everyone is welcome, no matter their history. In order to best serve those who have experienced adversity, Churches must implement safe practices into their programs by being aware that many people have experienced hard situations that now impacts their reactions and behaviors in day to day life. This training will help ministry leaders learn about the…

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Free

Compassion Building: Part 2 (In person)

September 15 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Fostering Hope Family Center, 13300 Pond Springs Road
Austin, TX 78729 United States

Compassion Building 2 - The Why Behind Behaviors. This 1-hour in person training is for anyone serving vulnerable people and children. Churches are places where everyone is welcome, no matter their history. In order to best serve those who have experienced adversity, Churches must implement safe practices into their programs by being aware that many people have experienced hard situations that now impacts their reactions and behaviors in day-to-day life. This training will help ministry leaders learn about the impact…

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Free

Partnering with Fostering Hope for Ministry Development

September 22 @ 12:00 pm - 12:30 pm

Fostering Hope can equip your church to build a foster and adoption ministry that will serve and lead in the foster care community. Family is the primary source of healing for the hurting child and families look to their church community for inspiration and direction. Fostering Hope will describe their plans to support 150 foster and adoption ministries. This session will share the ministry development plan and what the first step for your church to be a part of the…

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Free

Parent Support: We want to hear from you!

September 22 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

Parent's Choice Topic (TBD) We want to hear from YOU! Throughout this quarter, parents attending Parent Sessions will be consulted on what topic(s) are most relevant to them. We will work collaboratively to choose a topic and receive expert coaching together. If you have any questions, you can contact the Parent Development Coordinator at [email protected]

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Free

Compassion Building: Part 2 (In Person)

September 29 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Fostering Hope Family Center, 13300 Pond Springs Road
Austin, TX 78729 United States

Come join us on your way home from work. This 1-hour training is for anyone serving vulnerable people and children. Compassion Building: Part 2 " The Why Behind Behaviors". Churches are places where everyone is welcome, no matter their history. In order to best serve those who have experienced adversity, Churches must implement safe practices into their programs by being aware that many people have experienced hard situations that now impacts their reactions and behaviors in day-to-day life. This training…

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October 2022

Free

Compassion Building: Part 3 (Virtual)

October 3 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Compassion Building: Part 3 - Helping Foster and Adoptive Families. This 2-hour training is designed for friends and families of foster/adopt/kinship families. Do you know a child who has experienced trauma? Maybe you are not his parent, but you are his grandparent, teacher, babysitter, or friend of the family. This training is for those who are wishing to understand the children they love and want practical tips to engage with the child better as well as support the family of…

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Free

Compassion Building: Part 3 (In Person)

October 6 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am
Fostering Hope Family Center, 13300 Pond Springs Road
Austin, TX 78729 United States

Compassion Building: Part 3 "Helping Foster and Adoptive Families." This 2-hour training is designed for friends and families of foster/adopt/kinship families. Do you know a child who has experienced trauma? Maybe you are not his parent, but you are his grandparent, teacher, babysitter, or friend of the family. This training is for those who are wishing to understand the children they love and want practical tips to engage with the child better as well as support the family of the…

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Free

Compassion Building: Part 3 (In person)

October 20 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Fostering Hope Family Center, 13300 Pond Springs Road
Austin, TX 78729 United States

Compassion Building: Part 3 "Helping Foster and Adoptive Families." Join us on the way home from work. This 2-hour training is designed for friends and families of foster/adopt/kinship families. Do you know a child who has experienced trauma? Maybe you are not his parent, but you are his grandparent, teacher, babysitter, or friend of the family. This training is for those who are wishing to understand the children they love and want practical tips to engage with the child better…

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