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January 2022

Free

I Said Yes! An Introduction to Foster Care

January 20 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

There are many needs in the foster care system and you can play a valuable role in meeting those needs! Whether you are exploring how to foster, adopt, or if you just want to understand the foster care community better, join us for this hopeful introduction to foster care. Q&A is available after the presentation.   

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Free

The Science of Hope

January 25 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

There is hope for children who have experienced adversity! In this introductory session, we will review the neuroscience and attachment research, and develop an understanding of how the heart, mind, body, and soul heal from complex trauma. This training can grow our compassion and lead to healing, transformation, and hope in the life of the children you serve! When you understand that a child's behavior is rooted in their early childhood experience, it can help you see the need behind…

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Parent Support
Free

When Fear Bullies Your Child

January 27 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

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 sessions are online training 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 our…

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February 2022

Free

Partnering with Fostering Hope for Ministry Development

February 17 @ 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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$20

Fostering Hope Babysitting Certification Training (Virtual)

February 19 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm

We are so glad you have decided to support foster families and children in your community! Our February event will now be OFFERED VIRTUALLY! Registration is now open and will close on February 5th (or whenever tickets are sold out). There will be a one-day 2-part training you will be required to participate in virtually. 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…

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$30 – $50

A Future and A Hope Conference 2022

February 25 @ 6:00 pm - February 26 @ 3:30 pm
First Baptist Church of Georgetown, 1333 W University Ave
Georgetown, TX 78628 United States

A Future and A Hope Conference is an adoption and foster conference that has been a part of the Austin community for over a decade.  Learn about foster care, adoption, and trauma-informed care at AFAH 2022. There will be something for everyone: sessions for exploring foster care and adoption, for post-adoptive families, kinship caregivers, and sessions for those who care about the social issues in our community. Please join us as we pull up A Seat at the Kid's Table and…

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March 2022

Parent Support
Free

Avoiding Power Struggles: The Power is Mine to Share

March 10 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

When we don't see the meaning behind behaviors, we are at risk of entering into 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 and optimize healing. In this session, we will discuss the reasons behind these difficult behaviors and how to respond to them using the IDEAL response from TBRI®. Our parent coaching…

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$12

Access to the Experts: TBRI® For Teens

March 24 @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm

This training will be offered via Zoom. Date & Time: Thursday, March 24th from 9:00 am-1:00 pm Description: The teenage years can be a difficult transition for adolescents & the adults that love them. With all the stress the world puts on our teens ... we want to make sure their safe space is with us while still helping them develop into healthy attached adults ... no matter how long we have them! So what does it look like to…

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Free

Partnering with Fostering Hope for Ministry Development

March 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

I Said Yes! An Introduction to Foster Care

March 24 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Join us to learn about the 5 needs of foster care and how you can be an important part in changing the life of a child and family! There are many needs in the foster care system and you can play a valuable role in meeting those needs! Whether you are exploring how to foster, adopt, or if you just want to understand the foster care community better, join us for this hopeful introduction to foster care. Q&A is available…

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April 2022

Make Ready Class
$5

Make Ready Class

April 7 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

This Make Ready Zoom Class from Hill Country Bible Church will help you be confident in your decision to foster or adopt.

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Parent Support

Connecting with My Child: Trauma’s Impact on Attachment

April 14 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

Connection is the primary source of healing for children from a hard place. Many times a child's history has taught them to protect themselves from connection. In this session, we will review how attachment style is formed in early childhood and practical strategies to foster connection and attachment with a child, no matter their history. Our parent coaching sessions are online trainings with a small number of participants. This is a great time to bring your specific questions as our…

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Free

Partnering with Fostering Hope for Ministry Development

April 26 @ 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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Parent Support
Free

Can They Handle The Truth? Talking to My Child About Their Story

April 28 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

As parents of children with trauma, we might find it hard to talk to our children about their difficult story. We might find ourselves wondering if we will retraumatize them or hurt them by talking about it. The truth is, many times, they are already thinking about their story and we must create a safe space to allow them to process it. In this session, we will learn tips for telling our children the truth about their history. This training…

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$20

Fostering Hope Babysitting Certification Training

April 30 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Fostering Hope Family Center, 13300 Pond Springs Road
Austin, TX 78729 United States

It's been too long, time to get together and build connections. Our April event will be offered in person! Registration is now open and will close on April 22nd (or whenever tickets are sold out). There will be a one-day 2-part training you will be required to participate in. 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 those who are 21+…

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May 2022

Hope for the Journey Conference-Remote Viewing!

May 14 - May 30
Fostering Hope Family Center, 13300 Pond Springs Road
Austin, TX 78729 United States

Did you miss our in- person event? Watch the conference from the comfort of your own home with our remote viewing option. The aim of this one-day simulcast event will be to shepherd parents and everyday caregivers to a deeper understanding of their children’s needs. By introducing robust resources and sharing practical experiences of successes and failures of the day-to-day, it is our prayer that parents and caregivers will leave encouraged as they continue to journey well with their children.…

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$50

Hope for the Journey Conference- Remote Viewing

May 14 - May 30

Did you miss our in person viewing? Here is your chance to access this material remotely from the comfort of your own home. The aim of this  simulcast event will be to shepherd parents and everyday caregivers to a deeper understanding of their children’s needs. By introducing robust resources and sharing practical experiences of successes and failures of the day-to-day, it is our prayer that parents and caregivers will leave encouraged as they continue to journey well with their children. Show…

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Free

Partnering with Fostering Hope for Ministry Development

May 19 @ 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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June 2022

Free

Partnering with Fostering Hope for Ministry Development

June 21 @ 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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July 2022

Free

Partnering with Fostering Hope for Ministry Development

July 21 @ 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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