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March 2021

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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Free

Partnering with Fostering Hope for Ministry Development

April 21 @ 12:00 pm - 12:30 pm

Especially during these uncertain times, we cannot stop all the tragedies in families, but we can have a plan in place to support children and families who enter into the foster care system. Fostering Hope can equip your church to build a ministry that will serve and lead in foster care. We can help your church build family resiliency. Family is the primary source of healing for the hurting child and families look to their church community for inspiration and…

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Free

Parent Support: Leaving Room for Myself

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

Parenting children from a hard place can leave us feeling emotionally and physically exhausted. We might feel like we are being pulled into every direction-- school drop off, therapist appointments, family committments and behvioral issues-- and have no room for ourselves. It is so importantant that we learn how to meet our own needs as parents, especially while parenting children with diffiuclt pasts . In this session we will learn how to carve out room and time to take care…

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May 2021

Free

Partnering with Fostering Hope for Ministry Development

May 18 @ 12:00 pm - 12:30 pm

Especially during these uncertain times, we cannot stop all the tragedies in families, but we can have a plan in place to support children and families who enter into the foster care system. Fostering Hope can equip your church to build a ministry that will serve and lead in foster care. We can help your church build family resiliency. Family is the primary source of healing for the hurting child and families look to their church community for inspiration and…

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Free

I Said Yes! An Introduction to Foster Care

May 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 system better, join us for this hopeful introduction to foster care. We'll have a panel with people who will each tell their personal experiences with foster care. Live Q&A is available after the presentation.  

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Free

Parent Support: Avoiding Power Struggles When the Power is Mine to Share

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

When we don't see the meaning behind behaviors, we are at risk of entering in 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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June 2021

$10

Introduction to TBRI

June 30 @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm

In this session we will learn about the impact of trauma on a developing brain as well as some key introductory insights from Trust Based Relational Intervention (TBRI). We will learn the importance of asking "what happened to you,"instead of "what's wrong with you?" TBRI® is an attachment-based, trauma-informed intervention that is designed to meet the complex needs of vulnerable children. TBRI® uses Empowering Principles to address physical needs, Connecting Principles for attachment needs, and Correcting Principles to disarm fear-based…

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August 2021

$20

Access to the Experts: TBRI® through the Teen Years

August 26 @ 9:30 am - 1:00 pm
Fostering Hope Family Center, 13300 Pond Springs Road
Austin, TX 78729 United States

Fostering Hope presents an Access to the Experts event: "TBRI® Through the Teen Years" featuring guest speaker, Jacob Huereca. The teenage years can be a difficult transition for parents and adolescents. 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. Are you a kinship caregiver, foster or adoptive parent, youth pastor, mentor or teacher of an adolescent in…

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September 2021

Free

Partner with Fostering Hope for Ministry Development

September 8 @ 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

The Impact of Trauma on a Child’s Behavior

September 9 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

Trauma experienced in early childhood can lead to frustrating behaviors in children. 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 experience overwhelming behaviors due to trauma. Our parent coaching sessions are online trainings with a small number of participants.…

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$20

Foster Care Babysitting Training

September 11 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Fostering Hope Family Center, 13300 Pond Springs Road
Austin, TX 78729 United States

Participating Agencies:  Arrow, Angelheart, CPS, Circles of Care, Depelchin, Divinity Family Services, Giocosa, Helping Hand Home, Pathways, PCHAS, SAFE, Settlement Home, STARRY and Upbring We are so glad you have decided to support foster families and children!  You don't want to miss out!  Please read through all the FAQs below before registering. This training is for those who are 21+ looking to offer short-term childcare (up to 72 hours) for licensed foster families in the Greater Austin area. There will…

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Free

I Said Yes! An Introduction to Foster Care

September 16 @ 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 system better, join us for this hopeful introduction to foster care. We'll have a panel with people who will each tell their personal experiences with foster care. Live Q&A is available after the presentation

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Free

Avoiding Meltdowns Through Proactive Correction

September 23 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

As parents, we can run out of strategies to help us correct our children's overwhelming behaviors. Proactively correcting the patterned behavior our children express can help reduce our frustration, as parents. In this session, we will explore the TBRI® Strategies of Correcting to help us expand our parenting 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 the…

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$25

How to Lead Challenged Teens

September 25 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Dirigo Collaborative, 1615 Scottsdale Dr, Suite 200A
Leander, TX 78641 United States

A Trauma-Informed Care Training for those who work with the next generation. Having a trauma-informed lens is essential when working with those who have experienced trauma. A trauma-informed program considers one’s whole story and creates a safe atmosphere where every individual can learn, heal, and receive nurturing care. In this training, participants will learn how trauma impacts one’s brain, body, and behavior as well as strategies to help with the overwhelming behaviors and emotions of those who have experienced trauma.…

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October 2021

Free

Partner with Fostering Hope for Ministry Development

October 7 @ 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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$75

Trauma Competent Caregiver Training

October 12 @ 9:00 am - October 13 @ 5:00 pm
United Way 911 S Broadway Ave Tyler, TX 75701, United Way 911 S Broadway Ave
Tyler, Texas 75701

We will lead a deep dive with our friends from The Fostering Collective in Tyler, Texas! Join us as we learn about how trauma affects the brain, body and belief system of a child and how, as caregivers, can bring hope and healing to the children we care for. This 2 day training will equip parents, teachers, and other professionals to: understand the impact of trauma, especially interpersonal trauma; recognize behaviors coming from trauma; how to respond to big emotions and…

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Free

Connecting with My Child: Trauma’s Impact on Attachment

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

Trauma experienced in early childhood can impact a child's relational patterns. 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…

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