Resilience – The Convergence of Science and Scripture for Parents and Caregivers

We have all heard about the impact of trauma and adverse experiences. This session will discuss what science and the Bible reveal about cultivating resilience to help children and teens overcome. By building upon the hard places, science demonstrates that children can become strong and resilient. By creating opportunities for parents and caregivers to press […]

Let’s Play Brain Games!

We know that trauma impacts brain development and that play is a powerful tool used to strengthen brain development no matter what the age. Cognitive fitness/brain games are tools and strategies used to equip, empower, and strengthen motor-sensory development, social-emotional development, and cognitive development. Come prepared for some fun and games and leave equipped with […]

Building Healthy Relationships With Biological Parents in Foster Parenting

Foster care is about more than just taking care of a child – it’s about playing a part in the healing of a family. What is the foster parent’s role in building, strengthening, and repairing relationships with biological families? Learn the groundwork for a theological and research-based foundation for family preservation, receive insight into the […]

Attachment After Adversity: Building Resilience Through Relationship

For most children and youth outside of parental care, or with a history of maltreatment, adversity has been a regular part of life. As individuals dedicated to serving at-risk children and families, we can learn how to build resilience – or the ability to overcome obstacles – through relationships. In addition to a focus on […]