In the beginning of June we had 20 people from a wide spectrum of roles attending our TBRI Caregiver Training. Foster, adoptive parents, social workers, counselors, residential care, school teachers and principals filled the room as we learned. Diesel, a therapy dog, joined us on Monday as we learned tools to help empower children from hard places by taking care of their physical needs and their environmental needs.
Over the four days we learned how trauma affects the developing brain and body and how to use connecting, empowering and correcting tools to help children heal.
"The training is so practical and enlightening. It is so helpful to understand some of my students behavior and see positive ways to impact lives! LOVE THE TOOLS!" Karen D., teacher
"Good content; opportunity for real conversation and application to real life examples." Saree L., foster parent
If you need more tools to help children from hard places then contact Fostering Family about the resources available. For church ministries the Trauma Informed Church Ministry training is a 2 hour training which covers the why behind behaviors and the top 5 tools to help you in working with children. TBRI Caregiver is a four day training for anyone who works with children from hard places who needs more tools to deal with behaviors.
We will be hosting a one day live simulcast lead by the Karyn Purvis Institute of Child Development, home of TBRI approach. TBRI in the Classroom will be on August 7th from 10am-6pm at Archer Auditorium. Registration will open in July.
To stay up to date on the resources we are bringing to our area to support our work with foster children make sure you are on our email list, especially if someone shared this email with you. You can sign up to receive it here.
If your ministry is ready to get involved in serving children from hard places more effectively contact us about training and involving your church in meeting the needs of foster children. We need more homes and more volunteers to serve the growing number of children in foster care. God has given us this responsibility to see these children loved by families in our churches.