“Adoption or foster care does not exist if there is not loss, if there is not trauma,” shares Mark Ottinger in the Empowered to Connect promotional video.
Many children in our community experience neglect and abuse. They are in our classrooms, in our neighborhoods, and in our churches. Take time out to learn how this trauma affects these children and the hope for healing. Adverse childhood experiences (ACES) leave their mark on the developing brain. The good news is the brain is still developing!
On April 13 & 14, the Empowered to Connect live simulcast will be hosted by Fostering Family Ministries at Ashland Grace on West Main St. Foster families may receive 11 hours of ongoing credit. There are also 11 hours of social work CEU's available. You can receive partial credit if you are only able to attend part of the conference.
If you are a teacher, a parent, a volunteer, a counselor or therapist or a ministry worker you will benefit tremendously from this training. Learning the effects of trauma on the development of these children and the hope that can be found in healing will equip you to support children in need. You will leave the conference with specific toolS to make a diffference!
Tickets are $30 and include a lunch for Friday as well as a conference workbook. Share the good news of hope and healing with your church, your friends, your schools, your community. Purchase your tickets via the link below. Download the additional resources, bulletin insert and video to share.
Join us in making our community a place of healing for these children in need.
For Hope and a Future,
Sherry M. Bouquet