Friday - Pre-Workshop - SOLD OUT
9am-4pm Tooling Up to Become a Trauma Competent Caregiver
with Dr. David & Jayne Schooler

  • 5pm • Registration & Check-in
  • 6pm • Main Session
  • 7:30pm • Friday Night Live with Musical Guest Red Guitar


8am Breakfast Gatherings

  • Pastors Breakfast: Register Here
    Launching and Leading Well: Strategy, Structure and Sustainable Principles for Effective Foster Care and Adoption Ministry in Your Church
    Jason Johnson

  • Dad to Dad: Encouragement for the Road Ahead
    Dr. George Williams

  • Mom to Mom: Encouragement When you Feel Unseen
    Sara Hagerty

9:15 am  General Session

11am Breakout 1

  • Sensory Smart: Is it Behavior or Sensory Issues? | Clubhouse       
    Deana Lesher, Occupational Therapist     
  • Hope for the Really, Really, Really Hard Kids | South Sanctuary
    Kay Heikes, MSW & Mitzi Monson
  • Getting Stuck as a Parent, Why Connected Parenting is so Hard  | West Venue
    Pam Zicker, LSCSW
  • Five Practical Ways Transracial Adoptive Parents can Racially Affirm their Children in Day-to-Day Life  | East Venue
    Rachel Garlinghouse
  • Advocating for Your Child in School | North Sanctuary
    Panel: Joe Hesman, Principal | Kelly Wilson, Special Education Coordinator | Rasheedah Villarreal, School Counselor | Gabrielle Heckman, Occupational Therapist

Noon Lunch (catered lunch provided)

  1pm Breakout 2

  • Sensory Smart: Is it Behavior or Sensory Issues? | Clubhouse
    Deana Lesher, OTR/L Clubhouse
  • Drama Free Zone: Creating a Drama-Free Lifestyle Regardless of Challenges | East Venue
    Richard & Saleese Dixson   
  • Maintaining a Healthy Marriage in the Midst of Hard | South Sanctuary
    Dan & Leslie Chaverin
  • African American Haircare | West Venue
    Keisha Haliburton
  • Understanding the Dynamic Connection between Emotional and Spiritual Health | North Sanctuary
    Dr. David Schooler

  2:15pm Breakout 3

  • Parenting Children with Special Needs | South Sanctuary
    Panel: Amy & Ryan Bales, John & Karri Lindmark, Danny & Happy Sparks
  • Hope, Healing & Prayer for the Caregiver | East Venue
    Cynthia Lewis
  • Parenting the Family You didn't Plan On: Kinship Caregivers | West Venue
    Alicia Dentler, MFT
  • Telling The Truth To Your Adopted or Foster Child:Making Sense of the Past | North Sanctuary
    Jayne Schooler
  • Navigating the Relationship with Your Child's Birth Family | Clubhouse
    Nina Shaw Woody

3:30pm Closing Session