1.Foster/Adopt 101 – Melissa Pemberton & Kebbie Green Basic introduction to foster care and adoption 2. Attachment, Behaviors & Trauma:Effects on a Child and Family – Alyson Gamache Hervatine MS, MSW, LICSW-A Alyson is a local therapist whom specializes in the Circle of Security. She works with children and families. She will be talking about attachment, behaviors & trauma and how they affect and child and basic strategies to help individuals cope through every day life. 3. Raising Kids from Addiction - Frank & Kimberly Cole Real life stories, tips and tricks from experienced adoptive parents raising kids born from addiction. 4. Pediatric Behavioral Medicine - Lauri Moon Lauri is an Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioner who is passionate about pediatric behavioral medicine. She will discuss taking both a holistic approach and environmental changes to treat many of the complicated behaviors and/or mental health conditions in our children. 5. Dependency Process - Jon Pemberton What does the foster care legal process look like from start to finish? When is court? What is a GAL/CASA? Are these some of your questions? Come listen to Jon, an experienced social worker, explain the foster care dependency process. 6. Birth Family Relations - Allene Hopson & Megan Hopson Open and real conversation about what it looks like to partner with birth parents for the sake of the children that we all love and care for. How to keep a healthy triad relationship between the child, birth parent, and foster/adoptive parent. 7. Intercultural Family Dynamics - Hamm Family and Birdtail Family, Facilitated by Kebbie Green Meet two local foster adoptive couples who are successfully raising racially diverse children. They will share their journeys, successes, trials and experiences while navigating the unique dynamic of intercultural families. 8. TBRI - Melissa Pemberton Trust-Based Relational Intervention is a therapeutic model that trains caregivers to provide effective support and treatment for at-risk children. TBRIhas been applied in orphanages, courts, residential treatment facilities, group homes, foster and adoptive homes, churches, and schools.
Where: Summit Church 1801 E 29th Ave Spokane, WA 99203 1801 E 29th Ave, Spokane, WA 99203 When: Saturday February 9, 2019