providing hope and education for foster and adoptive families, Teachers, and Therapists

Hope Conference 2020
Feb 28, 7:00 AM
The Summit Church | Little Rock
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Katie Walker, LCSW

Katie is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and the Clinical Director of the Chenal Family Therapy North Little Rock office. As a Registered Play Therapist, she specializes in working with kids experiencing a variety of problems, such as, anxiety, depression, anger, defiance, life adjustments, attachment, and more. Adopting a sibling group from foster care, she specifically has a passion for working with foster and adoptive families.

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Paris Goodyear-Brown

Paris Goodyear-Brown, the founder and director of Nurture House, is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and a Registered Play Therapist-Supervisor with 20 years of experience in treating families in need. A child development expert, she frequently provides parent consultation, dyadic assessment and parent coaching to help parents manage and resolve their children’s behavior problems.  For the whole of her career, she has carried a vision of a place – a home – in which the space itself would help children and parents feel safe, nurtured and ready to do the deep work of healing. Although it looks like a playhouse – and her child clients call it  “the kid’s palace” -the fun, highly playful environment helps the hard stuff go down easier.   

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Mandy Litzke

Mandy is Founder/Executive Director, Safe Harbor Orphan Care Ministries, International Speaker, wife & mom to 17. Born into the tragedy and hopelessness of addiction and abuse hear her story of rescue and redemption; experiencing God's healing grace & transforming what could become bitterness into blessings. Called to an unimaginable journey of faith and obedience to live out loud James 1:27.  

Jason Johnson

Jason Johnson is a foster and adoptive dad, former church planter and the Director of Church Ministry Initiatives with The Christian Alliance for Orphans. He is the author of "ReFraming Foster Care", "Everyone Can Do Something", "ALL IN Orphan Care" and blogs regularly at 

Dr. Derek A. Brown

Derek serves as the Executive Director of Arkansas Baptist Childrens Homes providing clinical training and direction of ministries around the state while overseeing counseling, family care, foster care and residential care programs in Central Arkansas.



The Central Arkansas Orphan Coalition is an orphan ministry partnership of Central Arkansas churches and nonprofits including The CALL, Bethany Christian ServicesImmerseAR, Project Zero, Second Chance Ranch as well as partners at the Arkansas Division of Children and Family Services.

Our purpose is to provide hope and support for foster and adoptive families in Arkansas through cooperation among our partners and quality educational opportunities through the annual HOPE Conference.


For more information about how your church can be involved, please contact us.

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