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Empowered To Connect

A two-day conference designed to help adoptive and foster parents, ministry leaders and professionals better understand how to connect with “children from hard places” in order to help them heal and become all that God desires for them to be. Accessible annually via simulcast if the conference isn’t near you.

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Family Focused Treatment Association

Join over 700 professionals and foster parents at the only annual conference on treatment foster care and other family-focused treatment services. The conference will feature over 90 workshops highlighting best practices being applied in the field.

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A Future and A Hope

Sponsored by Fostering Hope Austin, a network of church adoption ministries in the Austin area. Over the last 9 years, AFAH has served couples and singles exploring adoption and foster care and post-adoptive families.

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Christian Alliance for Orphans Summit

CAFO unites a movement of organizations, churches and individuals worldwide. Together, we explore effective foster care, adoption, family preservation and global orphan ministry. Summit draws dynamic speakers and hosts powerful workshop sessions for every related topic under the sun. Location varies but will be in Louisville, KY in 2019.

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Parenting Your Child with your Brain in Mind

The workshop focuses on the all-important topic of attachment.  During the course of the 5+ hour event, Dr. Thompson offers helpful insights about, and the practical implications and applications of, the following:

  • fundamental elements of the mind and its function
  • the process of attachment and its essential role in parenting
  • the importance of “making sense of your story”
  • practical exercises related to the development of emotional and spiritual maturity in your child
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The Heart of Connection Attachment Workshop

This all-day workshop was led by Dr. Karyn Purvis & Deborah Gray. The workshop focused on the all-important topic of attachment.

The workshop is ideal for adoptive and foster parents, professionals, ministry leaders, and others who desire to pursue lasting change in the relationship with the children they love and serve.

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Adoption Medicine Clinic

The Adoption Medicine Clinic at the University of Minnesota is an outpatient clinic serving families with children adopted domestically, internationally, and in foster care.

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Adopting the Older Child

In light of the fact that more and more families are considering and pursuing older child adoptions, earlier this year Tapestry hosted an event entitled Adopting the Older Child.

Older child adoption comes with its own unique set of joys and challenges, and this Tapestry event explored both. In addition, the event focused on helping parents and parents-to-be better understand what to expect, how to respond and where to turn for support and help when it comes to older child adoption.

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Find a TBRI Counselor

This link, published by the Karyn Purvis Institute of Child Development at TCU, lists the individuals across the country who have completed the TBRI® Practitioner training.

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Door of Hope Counseling

Door of Hope is a counseling center in New Braunfels, Texas. They provide trauma-informed play therapy for children from hard places.

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Dr. Jon Bergeron

Dr. Jon Bergeron has extensive experience in helping adopted children through counseling.

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Jason Kovacs

Jason Kovacs is also an adoptive parent who provides counseling in adoption-related issues.

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Child Trauma Academy

CTA is a not-for-profit organization based in Houston, Texas working to improve the lives of high-risk children through direct service, research and education.

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River Kids Pediatric Home Health

River Kids is a Pediatric Home Health Agency in the Austin, Dallas / Ft. Worth, San Antonio & Houston areas, and they provide pediatric home health therapy services for children in need.

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