Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Monthly Pot-Luck Gathering: Life Books

Life Books: Create a treasure for helping kids throughdifficult
life transitions and enabling them to take ownership of their uniquehistories.

Whether you are a Safe Family parent, a foster parent, or an adoptive parent, a Life Book is an invaluable tool that can help a child makesense of their past and prepare them to go forward.
Life Books can give children life-affirming information:basic factual information about themselves, as well as an understanding ofwhere they came from and why they have a new family. It will give thempermission to remember and grieve their losses and betterbond with their new families.
Come and learn the specifics of how to give a child the gift ofa lifetime.  Training credit hours will be given to licensed foster families.

Sunday, September 16, 2012
5:00 - 7:00 p.m.
Willow Creek Community Church, 67 E. Algonquin Road, So. Barrington. 
Room F150 (park in lot F and follow the signs downstairs to room F150)

Our guest speaker, Joyce Moffitt, is aLicensed Child Welfare Worker who has more than 25 years experience workingwith children and their families. She is a recruitment representative for YouthServices Bureau of Illinois Valley. She is also a Master Trainer for the IllinoisDepartment of Children and Family Services. In this capacity, she teaches avariety of adoption and foster care courses. Joyce received her degrees inpsychology and sociology, and she has received training specific to workingwith children and families on issues related to the effects of childhoodtrauma, and attachment. Joyce has a passion for educating families of the needsof vulnerable children and helping them find the role God has for them in Hisgreater plan.

* Please bring a dish to share.  Beverages will be provided.
* R.S.V.P.'s are helpful for our planning purposes.
* Childcare is available if you R.S.V.P. to this e-mail with the number of children and their ages.

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