Hope for the Journey

Are you a foster or adoptive parent, teacher, counselor or church volunteer working to serve children who have suffered trauma?


2021 Hope for the Journey Conference
at Lynn Haven UMC 

When: Online, at your own pace, April 13 through May 31, 2021.

Location: Your home or office.

Cost: Free! However, please register soon as only 30 passes are available through LHUMC. Just fill out the registration form on this page. You'll receive an email within 3 business days with instructions for accessing the online training. If our passes are all claimed, please use the second form to be added to the Waiting List. We will contact you if we are able to secure more passes. 

Details: The foster care or adoption journey does not end on the day a child is welcomed home; in fact, the journey is just beginning. The Hope for the Journey Conference (formerly Empowered to Connect) will equip parents and caregivers meeting the everyday needs of children impacted by adoption and foster care and further resource churches in their endeavors to be beacons of hope and encouragement for families in their congregation and surrounding communities.  The training is one full day - approximately 8 hours - and can be broken up into multiple shorter sessions. 

Questions: Contact Katie Fanning, katie@mylhumc.net

2021 Hope for the Journey Conference Modules:

Learning Module 1: An Introduction to Trust-Based Relational Intervention (TBRI) - “Going Deeper” topic to include the importance of understanding ACES - 1 hr. 52 min.

Learning Module 2: Connecting Principles - “Going Deeper” topic to explore biological and adoptive sibling dynamics - 1 hr. 45 min.

Learning Module 3: Empowering Principles - “Going Deeper” topic to unpack the need to acknowledge one’s own limitations and implement self care strategies as a care provider - 1 hr. 45 min.

Learning Module 4: Correcting Principles – “Going Deeper” topic featuring a discussion of the challenges to and importance of finding rhythms to promote unity as parents during the day-to-day - 1 hr. 45 min.

Learning Modules 5: TBRI and the Gospel – “Going Deeper” topic to discuss the relational nature of God and the incarnation of Jesus as foundational cornerstones informing the efficacy of TBRI - 40 min.

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