Trauma Competency Classes 

The Heart (and Science) of Connection

This course will introduce you to the effective principles of Trust-Based Relational Intervention. TBRI® is a map of relationship principles designed to help parents and caretakers build healthy relationships with their children from hard places. It uses Empowering, Connecting, and Correcting Principles to help you address your child’s complex physical and attachment needs, while disarming fear-based behaviors that were developed during adverse experiences. You will learn about the ACE’s (Adverse Childhood Experiences) and how protective strategies can build stronger families and communities.

TEACHER: Angela Gonzalez, Board Member & Coordinator of Lovemadevisible

CLASS CONTACT: Angela Gonzalez

TEXTBOOK: The Connected Child by Karen Purvis

*Book will be provided. 

DATES: Tuesdays at 6:30pm | August 27th – October 8th

*No class September 17th.

LOCATION: Mosaic Church

Learn more here. | Sign up here.

*Register here for childcare, if needed.

 

Volunteer Training Classes

This 1.5 hour class is for all volunteers working one-on-one with vulnerable children (foster & adopted) with our Love Made Visible programs and events.

Tuesday, October 15th 

6:30pm – 8:00 p.m. 

Mark your calendars—more details coming soon! 

 

Connect & Nurture Groups

We’re excited to host a monthly group where pre/post adoptive, foster and Safe Family parents can connect with other parents who are on the journey of caring for vulnerable children. This is a communal space to share, celebrate victories and gain life-changing resources. For most meetings we invite a certified Mental Health Counselor to facilitate a topic that provides a better understanding of human development, how trauma can affect it and the best way for you, as the parent, to meet your child’s unique needs within their story. This group is designed to be highly interactive as we’ve found over the past few years that sometimes the most powerful words can be, “Me too.”

This support group for adoptive, foster, and Safe Family parents coincides with life skills Nurture Groups for kids. Join us!

 

First Thursday of every month 

6:30 – 8:00pm at Mosaic

See the LMV Calendar for all dates

Interested in joining? Talk to our Lovemadevisible Coordinator, Angela.

 

Play Together Sessions

Bring your little one to join in with other parents, caregivers and friends for a time of indoor play, connection and fun!  These sessions will be guided by a Mental Health Counselor, specializing in Play Therapy!

– Safe and positive playful experiences in a playroom designed just for the little ones
– Meet new friends and practice real-time social skills with peers
– Bond and connect through parent-attuned, child-led play

Fall 2019 Play Together Session dates coming soon!