Parenting kids with a trauma background requires a new set of tools - that's why there's training. 

 TRAINING
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THE HOPE FOR THE JOURNEY SIMULCAST CONFERENCE

APRIL 23 - IN-PERSON
APRIL 24-MAY 31 - ONLINE

We have been hosting the Empowered to Connect Simulcast conference with multiple local churches for the past few years. Last year the conference was re-named Hope for Journey.  We have love hosting this TBRI Trust-Based Relational Intervention online conference for Compelled to Care families.  

The Hope for the Journey Simulcast Conference (formally the Empowered to Connect Conference) is a deep dive into TBRI (Trust Based Relational Intervention) and trauma informed parenting strategies that are essential for foster, adoptive and kinship parents and caregivers. It is also a great opportunity for anyone who works with children and youth who have experienced trauma like social workers, teachers, faith leaders, medical professionals, childcare professionals, etc. This conference features training from Daren Jones, the Associate Director of Training and Consultation Services and Amanda Purvis, a Training Specialist with the Karyn Purvis Institute of Child Development (KPICD) at TCU.

Here's what you can expect:

IN PERSON:
This training is best experienced in a group setting because it is a lot of information and being with others makes it more fun! MC's Ashley Wambach, President/Executive Director of Compelled to Care and Nathan LaChine, Region 5 & 6 Alliance CaRES Mentor will provide plenty of chances to win giveaways. You will also meet Alliance CaRES leaders who will help answer questions and provide next steps for ongoing training and support. Workbooks and snacks are provided. There will be a 1hr lunch break. Feel free to bring your own or eat off campus. Because of the content this is a kid-free event. Childcare is not provided.

We will watch Learning Modules 1-4 as well as the Going Deeper topics:

  • Learning Module 1: An Introduction to Trust-Based Relational Intervention (TBRI) 

  • “Going Deeper” topic to include the importance of understanding ACES. 

  • Learning Module 2: Connecting Principles

  • “Going Deeper” topic to explore connecting with the teens.

  •  Learning Module 3: Empowering Principles

  • “Going Deeper” topic to unpack sensory needs and integration. 

  • Learning Module 4: Correcting Principles 

  • “Going Deeper” topic to dive into The IDEAL Response. 



ONLINE ONLY:
We will email you an access link to the conference on Saturday, April 24th. The link will be available for viewing until May 31st and include Learning Module 5: The Gospel + TBRI. WE ONLY HAVE 30 ACCESS LINKS. You are welcome to purchase an in-person ticket and online access link if you feel you need to re-watch sessions. This link cannot be shared with anyone else, but you can can host a viewing party in your home. We will email you a PDF workbook.

TRAINING HOURS:
In-person:
Certificates for Foster Parent Training hours will be provided at the end of the conference.

Online:
Certificates will be emailed on completion of the quiz that we will provide.

NOTE: DCYF has not pre-approved this training; however, licensors have always approved this conference for the 5 years we have hosted this. This conference provides 7 training hours. Professional continuing education is not offered this year.

COST:
In-person:
Suggested donation - $15

Online:
$25 - Online Link (This is $150 if you register directly with Show Hope)

Scholarships:
Email ashley@compelledtocare.com to request a scholarship

LEARN MORE:
Get more details at Show Hope
NOTE: registering directly with Show Hope will cost over $150. Compelled to Care has sponsored this event by significantly reducing the price.

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TRAUMA INFORMED CARE WITH DEBORAH GRAY

Hosted by 1MillionHome

Trauma Informed Care with Debora Gray   is an excellent FREE online course with short 5-8 minute straight-to-the-point lessons about  parenting kids from hard places. Deborah Gray, MPA, LICSW specializes in the attachment, grief, and trauma issues of children in her practice, Nurturing Attachments. Her passion is to help families develop close, satisfying relationships

Deborah is the author of the books - Attaching in Adoption: Practical Tools for Today's Parents, Nurturing Adoptions: Creating Resilience after Neglect and Trauma, Attaching with Love, Hugs, and Joy, and co-author of Games and Activities for Attaching with Your Child.

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THE ALLIANCE FOR CHILD WELFARE EXCELLENCE

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THE ALLIANCE CaRES

The Alliance CaRES is Washington States contracted support program for licensed foster parents, kinship caregivers and those going through the licensing process. They offer multiple avenues for training including facilitated support groups.