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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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September 2022

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

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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