Trust Based Parenting Class Part 1
Apr
27
9:00 AM09:00

Trust Based Parenting Class Part 1

Trust-Based Relational Intervention® (TBRI®) is a parenting approach that focuses on the developmental needs of the child. It is a trauma-informed intervention that is specifically designed for children who come from “hard places”, but you’ll see that the principles apply to all children. TBRI® consists of three sets of harmonious principles: Connecting, Empowering, and Correcting Principles, which you’ll learn about more in this training.

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Trust Based Parenting Class Part 2
May
18
9:00 AM09:00

Trust Based Parenting Class Part 2

Trust-Based Relational Intervention® (TBRI®) is a parenting approach that focuses on the developmental needs of the child. It is a trauma-informed intervention that is specifically designed for children who come from “hard places”, but you’ll see that the principles apply to all children. TBRI® consists of three sets of harmonious principles: Connecting, Empowering, and Correcting Principles, which you’ll learn about more in this training.

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Adoptive Dads
Nov
29
8:30 PM20:30

Adoptive Dads

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Be The Spark! Adoption and Beyond Conference
Nov
17
9:00 AM09:00

Be The Spark! Adoption and Beyond Conference

I will be leading a workshop at this conference titled, "The Dad who Comforts"

The main speakers for this conference are David and Jayne Schooler. David has served in the pastoral and counseling ministry for over 40 years. Both David and Jayne are recognized nationally and internationally as speakers/trainers in the field of adoption and foster care. Serving full time with Back2Back Ministries their international work takes them regularly to India, Nigeria, Mexico and Haiti.

Jayne is the author/co-author of eight books in the field of child welfare including Wounded Children, Healing Homes: How Traumatized Children Impact Adoptive and Foster Parents and Parenting in Transracial Adoption. David and Jayne are parents by birth and adoption and grandparents of four.

 

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Trust Based Relational Intervention
Sep
21
to Sep 22

Trust Based Relational Intervention

Trust-Based Relational Intervention® (TBRI®) is a holistic approach that is multi‑disciplinary, flexible, attachment-centered, and challenging. It is an evidence-based, trauma-informed intervention that is specifically designed for children who come from “hard places”, such as maltreatment, abuse, neglect, multiple home placements, and violence, but you’ll see that the principles apply to all children. TBRI® consists of three sets of harmonious principles: Connecting, Empowering, and Correcting Principles, which you’ll learn about more in this and other training modules. 

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Adoptive Parents Seminar
Jun
2
9:00 AM09:00

Adoptive Parents Seminar

  • 501 State Highway 13 (Suite 110) Burnsville, MN, 55337 United States (map)
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THE ANATOMY OF ANGER

What really happened between Cain and Abel?

We will discuss together how to develop a deeper understanding of what, specifically, feeds our anger.

Several people have agreed to share their journeys.

We want to take a look at strategies that can help to us grow in our capacity to regulate anger.

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Adoptive Parents Seminar
May
19
9:00 AM09:00

Adoptive Parents Seminar

ATTACHMENT

Seeing our child through the lens of attachment can help us understand their behaviors.

It is estimated that roughly 80% of older adopted children come into their new families with a chaotic or disorganized attachment style. This is not their fault – attachment styles are given to us by others. Healthy attachments are foundational to resilience, sound mental health, relational give and take, and healthy self worth. Broken attachments can experience healing and growth. We will learn the roots of attachment theory and how to assess your child’s attachment needs. We then look at various ideas designed to encourage healing.

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Empowered To Connect Simulcast Conference
Apr
13
to Apr 14

Empowered To Connect Simulcast Conference

  • 501 State Highway 13 Burnsville, MN, 55337 United States (map)
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In partnership with Bethlehem Baptist Church, we will host the ETC Simulcast Conference

Featuring Trust-Based Relational Intervention® methods developed by Dr. Karyn Purvis and Dr. David Cross from the Karyn Purvis Institute of Child Development at TCU to help bring attachment and connection in families.

Register at Eventbrite:  https://www.eventbrite.com/e/empowered-to-connect-simulcast-conference-tickets-42218730359

Presented by SHOW HOPE

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Trainings in Ukraine
Mar
8
to Mar 24

Trainings in Ukraine

Training for adoptive parents, foster parents and social workers in the following locations:

Lviv, Ukraine  --  March 8   ---  TBRI Correcting Principles

Kostopil, Ukraine  --  March 10  --  TBRI Empowering Principles

Ternopil, Ukraine  --  March 12--  TBRI Correcting Principles

Vinnetsa, Ukraine  --  March 13  --  TBRI Correcting Principles

Dnipro, Ukraine  --  March 14 --  TBRI Connecting Principles

Dnipro, Ukraine  --  March 15 --  Special Training: Social Workers

Kherson, Ukraine  --  March 16  --  TBRI Empowering Principles

Odessa, Ukraine  --  March 17  --  TBRI Connecting Principles

Mikolayev, Ukraine -- March 19 --  TBRI Connecting Principles

Kropyvnytskyi, Ukraine  --  March 21  --  TBRI Correcting Principles

Kyiv, Ukraine  --  March 24  --  TBRI Connecting Principles

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Adoptive Parent Seminar
Feb
15
7:00 PM19:00

Adoptive Parent Seminar

Foundations 201:   Power, Perception and Personhood

It helps when a parent or caregiver is working to understand and empathize with the child's world. Starting with a quick overview of attachment styles, we will explore the three axes of power, perception and personhood. Respecting the history of our child will help us understand the roots of their attitudes and behavior. From this insight, we grow in our capacities to offer appropriate levels of mercy and structure to the child. Finally, we will explore several parenting strategies that can offer healing and help us in our attempts to reconstruct the child’s life.

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Adoptive Parents Seminar
Feb
6
7:00 PM19:00

Adoptive Parents Seminar

FOUNDATIONS:   Understanding the child I have, not the one I expected

In this seminar we unpack the effects of relational trauma in the child’s development. The child we want to love may not be ready to be loved. First we must work to restore trust and value. Understanding the trauma history of our child is a good place to begin. The goal of this seminar is to adjust our expectations and develop a merciful mindset and rethink how to best offer healing to my child.

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Adoptive Parents Seminar
Feb
3
9:00 AM09:00

Adoptive Parents Seminar

  • 501 Highway 13 East (Suite 110) Burnsville, MN USA (map)
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3 February 2018

Redeeming Shame Part II

"Understanding the powerful affects of shame is critical to healing a child filled with neglect, abuse and relational trauma. Equally important is that parents discover how their own shame might need to be to exposed. Shame can destroy the child’s sense of feeling safe and sabotages the healing process. Learning the difference between legitimate shame and toxic shame is a good first step. We want to discover ways to bring toxic shame out of the shadows and redeem it."

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A Biblical Framework for Parenting Wounded Children
Sep
20
to Oct 4

A Biblical Framework for Parenting Wounded Children

Three consecutive Wednesday Evenings: September 20, September 27, October 4

Please Register For This Event:  Register here
 

This training will begin with, “understanding the child I have, not the one I expected.”

We will unpack the effects of relational trauma in a child’s development and look at Biblical principles for developing a foundation of trust.

The goal is to adjust our expectations as parents so that we can offer a more merciful and developmentally appropriate mindset. 

This class is sponsored by "imago hearts" ministry and Grace Church in Eden Prairie. Both parents are encouraged to attend, but totally understand if this is not possible. :)

Our primary audience is adoptive and foster parents, but we welcome anyone wanting to learn this helpful material. The class is designed for practitioners who are hungry for ideas on how to bring healing to the child (ren) in their home.

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Foster and Adoptive Family Camp near Melitopol, Ukraine
Jul
31
to Aug 4

Foster and Adoptive Family Camp near Melitopol, Ukraine

Beginning with the Children of Israel, we see that our heavenly Father is intentionally and actively working to win the hearts of His people.

Often times, adopted parents find themselves needing to rebuild the foundation of the child’s belief system. We take a look at a biblical model, which offers a paradigm to do so.

We then discuss day-to-day parenting strategies, which, when implemented, can help win the child’s trust and build their sense of value.

 

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