Thursday

3/2/17

PRE-CONFERENCE WORKSHOPS

9.30 am – 12.30 pm
Orphan Care Alliance Seminar  

– Jason Johnson –

Intended Audience:  Church, Agency, and Ministry Leaders

9.30 am – 12.30 pm
Building Attachment with Older Children

Learn strategies to build attachments with older kids in your care who have experienced trauma.

– Deborah Gray –

Intended Audience:  Caregivers and Professionals

9.30 am – 12.30 pm
The Journey to Emotional and Spiritual Health

Caring for a child with a traumatic history can come at great costs to the caregiver and in this workshop, we explore the dynamic connection of emotional and spiritual health and discuss ways caregivers can journey toward wellness.

– Dr. David Schooler –

Intended Audience:  Caregivers, Ministry Leaders, and Counselors

12.30 – 2.00 pm
[ Lunch break ]
2.00 – 5.00 pm
Strengthening Families Using Family Nurture Groups

Parents, support group leaders, and professionals will learn how to facilitate the Family Nurture Groups curriculum that teaches children new skills and strengthens connection between parent and child.  The competencies for nurture group training are:
1. Understand the four factors of secure attachment.
2. Understanding on how to help a child to negotiate their needs.
3. Understanding of how to help a child receive care and give care.
4. Understand the power of playfulness.

– Jayne Schooler –

Intended Audience:  Parents, Professionals and Social Workers

2.00 – 5.00 pm
Raising Kids Exposed to Drugs in utero

To provide caregivers the tools they need to nurture children prenatally exposed to drugs at different developmental stages:
a.) Infant: identification, understand impact of different drugs and handing techniques.
b.) Toddler: introducing stimuli, establishing routine and daycare questions.
c.) PreSchool: Boundaries and structure, avoiding labels and handling preschool.
d.) School: Trigger, self-image, working with teachers and medication.

– Barbara Drennen –

Intended Audience:  Caregivers and Professionals

5.00 – 6.00 pm
[ Dinner included with Marriage Seminar ]
6.00 – 9.00 pm
Marriage: Becoming a Serving Spouse

4 Keys to building a healthy and successful marriage.

– Kristen & Mike Berry –

Friday

3/3/17

 Conference Day 1

8.30 am
Registration
8.45 – 9.00 am
First Timer’s Gathering
9.30 – 11.15 am
General Session #1
11.30 am – 12.30 pm
Breakout Session #1
12.30 – 2.00 pm
[ Lunch break ]
2.00 – 3.00 pm
Breakout Session #2
3.15 – 4.15 pm
Breakout Session #3
4.30 – 6.00 pm
General Session #2
6.30 – 7.30 pm
[ Pre-paid Dinner ]
7.00 – 9.00 pm
Friday Night Live!

Saturday

3/4/17

  Conference Day 2

8.00 – 9.00 am
Early Bird Gatherings
9.30 – 11.15 am
General Session #3
11.30 am – 12.30 pm
Breakout Session #4
12.30 – 2.00 pm
[ Lunch break ]
2.00 – 3.00 pm
Breakout Session #5
3.15 – 4.15 pm
Breakout Session #6
4.30 – 6.00 pm
General Session #4