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October 2020

Parent Coaching: When Fear Bullies Your Child

October 22, 2020 @ 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 session are online trainings 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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November 2020

Parent Coaching: Correcting Overwhelming Behaviors

November 12, 2020 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

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

I Said Yes: An Introduction to Foster Care -Nov

November 19, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Be confident in your next step! Learn more about the 5 Needs in the Foster Care Community and how you can play a vital role in caring for a child and family.  This presentation will provide statistics about the foster children and families of origin, and a high-level view of the organizations and agencies in the foster care system.  We will also share the basic process of how children come into care and how to become a foster or adoptive…

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December 2020

Free

Parent Coaching: Empowering Your Child through the Holiday Season

December 10, 2020 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

The holidays can be difficult for children who have experienced trauma. As a parent, you may be worried about your child's behavior when family visits or when they eat a little too much sweets. Or maybe this is the first time they get to celebrate with you family and you don't know what to expect or how to prepare. Join us for this session of parent coaching where we will discuss some things to consider when preparing your child and…

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Free

I Said Yes: An Introduction to Foster Care – December

December 17, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Be confident in your next step! Learn more about the 5 Needs in the Foster Care Community and how you can play a vital role in caring for a child and family.  This presentation will provide statistics about the foster children and families of origin, and a high-level view of the organizations and agencies in the foster care system.  We will also share the basic process of how children come into care and how to become a foster or adoptive…

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January 2021

Free

Parent Coaching: The Impact of Trauma on Development

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

Trauma experienced in early childhood, delays development. As parents of children with trauma, we might not always understand the "why" behind our child's behavior. We might even catch ourselves thinking, "why don't you just act your age?" In this session we will take a closer look into how our children can be delayed in development and expereince emotional and behavioral issues due to trauma. Our parent coaching sessions are online trainings with a small number of participants. This is a…

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Free

I Said Yes: An Introduction to Foster Care – January

January 21 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Be confident in your next step! Learn more about the 5 Needs in the Foster Care Community and how you can play a vital role in caring for a child and family.  This presentation will provide statistics about the foster children and families of origin, and a high-level view of the organizations and agencies in the foster care system.  We will also share the basic process of how children come into care and how to become a foster or adoptive…

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Free

Bedtime Battles: Why Does My Child Have a Hard Time at Bedtime?

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

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 online trainings with a small number of participants. Bring your specific questions…

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February 2021

Free

Partnering with FH to Develop Church Ministry

February 11 @ 12:00 pm - 12:30 pm

Learn more about how Fostering Hope can partner with your church to create a thriving foster and adoption ministry.

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Free

It’s Not His Fault: Understanding My Child’s Relationship Patterns

February 11 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

Trauma experienced in early childhood, impacts a child's relationships, even later in life. As parents of children with trauma, we might not always understand why it might be difficult for our child to form healthy relationships . We might find ourselves wondering if they will be able to attach to us, be good friends or get along with thier siblings. In this session we will take a closer look at how our child's history influences thier attachment patters and in…

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$20

Foster Care Babysitting Certification Training

February 13 @ 9:00 am - 12:30 pm

Our next Babysitting Training is February 2021! Registration will open December 8th, 2020. Fill out the form below to be notified when registration opens. Before registering, you must already have a primary foster family and agency selected. (See FAQs page) Participating Agencies:  Arrow, CPS, Circles of Care, Depelchin, Divinity Family Services, Giocosa, Helping Hand Home, Pathways, PCHAS, SAFE, Settlement Home, STARRY and Upbring There will be 2 training sessions you will be required to join through Zoom.  One for CPR/First…

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Free

I Said Yes: An Introduction to Foster Care – February

February 18 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Be confident in your next step! Learn more about the 5 Needs in the Foster Care Community and how you can play a vital role in caring for a child and family.  This presentation will provide statistics about the foster children and families of origin, and a high-level view of the organizations and agencies in the foster care system.  We will also share the basic process of how children come into care and how to become a foster or adoptive…

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Free

Proactive Correcting: Teaching My Child New Skills

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

A child who has experienced early childhood trauma can have behaviors that are overwhelming for their parents. As parents we may feel like we've run our of strategies to correct our child. Correcting a child proactively is key to teaching them new skills. This parenting strategy for children form a hard place can be a way to stay connected with your child. In this session we will discuss TBRI ® re-dos and how to incorporate them with your child to…

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March 2021

Free

Can She Handle the Truth? Talking to My Child About Her Story.

March 11 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

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. As parents of children with trauma, we might find it hard to talk to our child about their difficult story . We might find ourselves wondering if they will be re-traumatized or if we will hurt them by talking about it. The truth is, many times, they are already thinking about thier story and…

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Free

Church Partnership with Fostering Hope

March 11 @ 12:00 pm - 12:30 pm

Learn how Fostering Hope can equip your church community to support people who want to get involved caring for kids and families.  Find out how to partner with us and how the role of a Ministry Advocacy Team is vital to the development of a foster and adoption ministry.   The audience for this presentation is for church leadership and layleaders who are interested in partnering with us or starting a ministry.

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Free

Is My Child Angry or Scared? Recognizing My Child’s Fear Responses

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

Many times when a child who has live through trauma is operating with fear, it looks like they are angry. Fear bullies children to display what looks like bad behavior . It can be frustrating, as parents, to not recognize where the behavior is coming from and easier to react to their behavior than the need behind it. When we can recognize our child's fear responses, we can meet the need and help our child feel safe and move them…

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Free

I Said Yes: An Introduction to Foster Care – March

March 25 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Be confident in your next step! Learn more about the 5 Needs in the Foster Care Community and how you can play a vital role in caring for a child and family.  This presentation will provide statistics about the foster children and families of origin, and a high-level view of the organizations and agencies in the foster care system.  We will also share the basic process of how children come into care and how to become a foster or adoptive…

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April 2021

Free

Parent Support: Creating a Balance of Structure and Nurture

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

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 support sessions are workshops for foster and adoptive parents with a small number of participants. Bring your specific questions as our parent trainer will…

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$20

Hope For The Journey Simulcast

April 9 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Fostering Hope Family Center, 13300 Pond Springs Road
Austin, TX 78729 United States

Fostering Hope is streaming this year's Hope for the Journey Conference.   We have a North and South location available - Fostering Hope Family Center - 13300 Pond Springs Rd. Austin, TX 78729* FBC San Marcos - 325 W. McCarty Ln. San Marcos, TX 78666 *Breakfast snacks and lunch will be provided at each location. *As per state and local guidelines, social distancing will be followed where possible, including the wearing of masks.   The aim of this virtual event will…

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Free

I Said Yes: An Introduction to Foster Care- April

April 15 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Be confident in your next step! Learn more about the 5 Needs in the Foster Care Community and how you can play a vital role in caring for a child and family.  This presentation will provide statistics about the foster children and families of origin, and a high-level view of the organizations and agencies in the foster care system.  We will also share the basic process of how children come into care and how to become a foster or adoptive…

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