(Johnston) 2021 Hope Adoption Conference

(Johnston) 2021 Hope Adoption Conference

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Date(s) - Friday, November 12, 2021
4:30 pm - 5:30 pm

Northpoint Church


Trauma in the Classroom
Navigating trauma in the classroom is complex. Knowing what our children need can be overwhelming. Learn from a mom of nine jewels (seven with both special needs and trauma) who has been doing it effectively for many years. As a school counselor of 18 years, this mom’s insights and knowledge is invaluable.
(Maria Hansen-Quine, MSW) 

More Than Milk: Baby to Breast is an Adoption Option
This class will encourage parents to do skin-to-skin and breastfeed their adoptive baby. Different options and goals will be discussed. Parents will be encouraged to focus on the bond and intimacy of this relationship, along with understanding the options to induce lactation.
(Angela E. Swieter, RN, BSN, IBCLC, RLC, ICBD, ICCE)

Adoption is God’s Redemptive Response to Brokenness
Starting an adoption journey can be scary and full of unknowns. Locking arms with someone that has been down this road is a beneficial and necessary way to honor birth families, adoptive families, and adoptees. Faithful Adoption Consultants advocates from the adoptive family, but in doing so, teaches them how to love all those involved in the adoption process BIG and WELL.
(Courtney Lott, Co-Executive Director of FAC and Lead Adoption Consultant)

Special Needs Parenting: Raising the Extraordinary
We will discuss both the blessings and responsibilities that come when we respond to the invitation of caring for these extraordinary treasures entrusted to us. Join the conversation as we recognize the incredible gift the Father bestows upon us and learn to balance and prioritize the attention and intentionality required to care for our entire family and ourselves as we step into these sacred spaces.
(Mandy Litzke, Safe Harbor Orphan Care Ministries)

Understanding the Court Proceedings in a CINA Case; Iowa Code 232 (Juvenile Justice) and Common Filings
The class covers parts of the Iowa Code that foster parents will find most relevant to their situation, such as definitions, reasons for removal, and the role of the guardian ad litem. Additionally, we will review a CINA Petition, an Adjudication Order, a DHS Case Plan, and FTM notes. (Jean M. Baker, Licensed Attorney, Practicing In Juvenile Child Welfare Court In Iowa)

This training has been approved for 1 to 6 hours of resource parent training credit, depending on how many sessions individuals are attending and if you are able to provide proof of attendance at each training session. 

This training costs $30. Register here. 

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