Ah, the Weekly Church Service
A time to serve, worship, contemplate a truth-filled sermon, regain God’s peace and joy, catch up with friends. A time to refresh, recharge, reconnect…
Unfortunately, for many foster and adoptive families, the idea of attending church surfaces only feelings of anxiety, judgment and rejection.
Why? Well There’s...
Tuesday, July 28, 2015
Tuesday, July 21, 2015
Early Registration is now open for our TBRI® Workshops!
EXCITING NEWS! TBRI ® early registration is now open for all 4 workshops! Dates for the workshops are:
September 19: Introduction and Overview
October 17: Connecting
November 14: Empowering
December 12: Correcting
Only 30 spots available per workshop or module!
Developed by Dr. Karyn Purvis and Dr. David Cross at the TCU Institute of Child Development, Trust-Based Relational Interventions® (TBRI®) is an emerging intervention model for a wide range of childhood behavioral problems. TBRI® is based on a solid foundation of neuropsychological theory and research, tempered by humanitarian principles.
It is a family-based intervention that is designed for children who have experienced relationship-based traumas such as:
*Multiple foster placements
For the past ten years, Drs. Purvis and Cross have been implementing and evaluating TBRI®, and their strategies have proven extremely effective in creating healing environments for children who have come from "hard places."
The parent workshops will be led by Pam Shepard, LCSW and Supervisor of Post Adoption Services at Holt-Sunny Ridge Children's Services. Pam trained under Dr. Purvis and Dr. Cross in Texas and is a TBRI ® Educator. Co-leading with Pam will be Shelly Roy from the University of Chicago Adoption Center. She is an LCSW, TBRI ® Educator and adoptive parent.
Register for the upcoming series by clicking below:
IL License #529708
Friday, July 17, 2015
Safe Families for Children and Willow Creek Community Church Present:
The Greater Chicago Volunteer Training Day
Saturday, July 18, 2015
Offered as an alternative to online training, this event is designed to equip you to welcome a child into your home (Host Family) or support a host or placing parent (Family Friend) and move you through the training process efficiently. The live Comprehensive Training Session includes everything you need to become a certified Safe Family Volunteer—all in one place.
- Start or submit your application
- Get fingerprints taken for the background check
- Complete your training hours
- Meet like-minded families who will support you
The training will be in two parts. The first two hours will be for all volunteers. The second two hours will be for Host Families. So, anyone interested in being a Family Friend only needs to stay for the first two hours. Host Families need to stay for the whole training.
A light breakfast and lunch will be provided. There will also be a variety of special giveaways throughout the training session you won't want to miss!
Free Parking is available.
If you have further questions please contact Sarah Mohr, 773-653-2222, or email@example.com www.safe-families.org
Have questions about Live Host Family Training Day - Willow Creek Community Church? Contact the organizer
Tuesday, July 14, 2015
Adoptee Reading Resource is a new site designed to catalog and promote books written by adoptees and other adoption-related books recommended by adoptees.
A blogger, an adoptee and an editor and columnist for Lost Daughters, Karen Pickell created Adoptee Reading Resource to be the go-to site for books of interest to adopted people.
"First and foremost, we feature books written by adoptees themselves. Many of these are about adoption, but adoptees are also writing great books that have nothing obviously to do with adoption in any way. We list these titles as well, because we believe adoptees have a unique perspective on life in general. We also link to reviews written by adult adoptees for every title for which we can find them. We do this because we believe adoptees are the best authority on the relevance of any book for adoptees."
To learn more about materials written and reviewed by adoptees, please visit adopteereading.com.
Monday, July 13, 2015
Wednesday, July 22 | 1:00 PM (Central)
"Replicable Models of Transition to Family-Based Care"
A growing number of CAFO organizations are pioneering new models that transition children from orphanages into family-based care. Join us for a live discussion between three of these innovators and CAFO President Jedd Medefind.
Randy Daniels, Buckner International
Rebecca Nhep, ACCInternational
Emily Heger, Akola Project
Thursday, July 9, 2015
The Service League of Crystal Lake invites you to a unique Farm to Table Experience. Some of the proceeds from this event will benefit CASA of McHenry County. For tickets please contact Laura Mills at firstname.lastname@example.org or 815-893-0318.