The Attachment Repairing Treatment Model

The Family Simulation Model clinically addresses the mental health and behavioral needs of foster care‘s most vulnerable children, while attuning to the child’s attachment, environmental, and sensory needs.  Come learn how attachment repairing modalities and activities can be organically infused into the daily routines of each child. Walk away with new ideas to restore hope […]

Supporting Physiological Needs Through TBRI®

Trust Based Relational Intervention® is based in attachment theory, neuroscience, and the Neurosequential Model. By bringing these three things together we have created a unique way of meeting the needs of children and creating environments where healing and growth can occur. Join us as we discuss the practical ways to help children’s brains and bodies […]

Responding to Attachment Needs through TBRI®

By understanding attachment and the patterns it creates both in us, as well as those we serve, we can create healing environments. Join us as we dive into the four skills of secure attachment and talk about the research-based methods for creating environments that help heal attachment wounds. We will also begin to look at […]

Parenting Teens from Hard Places

An honest and hopeful conversation about the challenges and victories experienced in a family with fostered/adopted teens. Beth and her husband, Todd, have fostered teenage girls for more than a decade and four of their adoptions were of children aged 12, 15, 15, 17… This is a room where people will get you. We’ll explore […]

The Way Forward for Church Engagement and Fundraising Alignment for Non-Profit Leaders

The intersection of church engagement and fundraising can be both incredibly rewarding and complexly nuanced. You are “for” the church – bringing resourcing, guidance, and encouragement. But, you also need “from” them – financial support. If you are on staff at an organization and find your role teetering between this “for” and “from,” then join […]

Glory: Suffering and the Neuroplasticity of Hope

Our encounter with suffering has many sources – not least of which is ourselves. Moreover, some of our suffering will endure throughout our entire lives. How is it possible for us to discover hope in the face of suffering, and how does the research of neuroplasticity point us in that direction? With Romans 5:1-5 as […]

How to Talk with Your Children (& Curious Others) about Adoption

Adopted children must be able to inquire and talk with their parents about their adoption, birth parents, ethnicity, and race at any time. Creating this lifelong comfortable and safe atmosphere is a paramount adoption parenting task — yet one that leaves most parents feeling nervous or unequipped. Throw in curious questions and comments from well-meaning […]

The Way Forward for Church & State Partnerships

Let’s be honest – whether you are a social worker, or a member of the faith community, you have at least some reservations about working with “the other side.” Learn from those who have seen great results from these vital partnerships and have lived to tell about it. Hear seasoned veterans talk about initial reservations, […]