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Connect Group 

A place where you will connect with other parents who are walking the journey of caring for vulnerable children.  This is a no judgement zone group and a place to air out the challenges of all caring for children from hurt places.  

1st Monday of the month
7:00-8:30 p.m.
CHILDCARE PROVIDED
For more information contact Angela Gonzalez

August 7th:

Helping Your Family Live Out Your Family Mission: Learning and Understanding Secondary Trauma 
Secondary trauma is a reality many adoptive and foster families face.  During this kick off event we will hear a message of hope and redemption from the perspective of an adoptive parent, in addition, we will have an expert come and speak about the challenges and realities of secondary trauma.
RSVP only kick-off event!

September 11th: (Second Monday of the Month)

Physiological Strategies
A child raised in a harsh and dysfunctional environment learns to become a survivalist over time. There are physiological strategies we as parents need to be aware of to help our children keep regulated.

October 2nd:

Soul/Self Care for Moms – This is an RSVP only event
During this evening we will engage and learn that the best way to keep are children regulated is to keep ourselves regulated.  Have you ever been on an airplane and the flight attendant explains to you that in case of an emergency be sure to place the oxygen mask on yourself before helping your child or others?  Well, this is exactly what we will be teaching.  Caring for your soul and your self is very necessary for your spiritual, mental and physical health.

November 6th:

Three Pillars of Trauma informed Care
During this evening we will engage and learn that the best way to keep are children regulated is to keep ourselves regulated.  Have you ever been on an airplane and the flight attendant explains to you that in case of an emergency be sure to place the oxygen mask on yourself before helping your child or others?  Well, this is exactly what we will be teaching.  Caring for your soul and your self is very necessary for your spiritual, mental and physical health.

No Session for December 2016

January 8th: (Second Monday of the Month)

RESOURCES: Come ready to share your resources and learn about resources from others 
This will be an interactive session!  We will be providing resources to adoptive, foster, and safe families!  You would like you to bring your resources and share it with others.  We know that the best resources are other parents who’ve walked the same journey!

February 5th

Play Therapy & Engagement Strategies

March 5th

Grief & Loss

April 13 & 14th

Empowered to Connect Simulcast 

Featuring Trust-Based Relational Intervention® methods developed by
Dr. Karyn Purvis and Dr. David Cross from the TCU Institute of Child Development to help bring attachment and connection in families.

 

May 7th:

Open Topic TBD by Attendees