2020 Conference Schedule

Please note: To gain entry into the Pre-Conference sessions of Hope Conference you need to ensure you include the Pre-Conference in your registration! Save $5 by purchasing the ticket for BOTH Pre-Conference and Conference 

*14 hours of CEUs provide to foster parents who attend all sessions

Pre-Conference Schedule 

Friday, February 28

8:00-8:45    Registration

9:00-10:30   Intensive Session 1 (1.5 CEUs)

10:45-12:15   Intensive Session 2 (1.5 CEUs)

12:15-1:30     Lunch (On your own)

1:30-3:00     Intensive Session 3 (1.5 CEUs)

3:15-4:45     Intensive Session 4 (1.5 CEUs)

 

Conference Schedule

Friday, February 28

5:30-6:30    Registration

6:30-8:30    General Session (1.5 CEUs)   

Paris Goodyear Brown, 

               Delight in Me: Hope in the Hard Places

Jason Johnson,

               Remembering Our “Why”

 

Saturday, February 29

8:00-9:45     General Session: (1.5 CEUs)

Katie Walker,

               Getting Rid of Shame

Jason Johnson,

               ReFraming the Struggle – Finding Strength When Things are Hard

 

10:00            Breakout Session 1 (1 CEU)

11:15              Breakout Session 2 (1 CEU)

12:15             Lunch (On your own)

1:45              Breakout Session 3 (1 CEU)

3:00             Breakout Session 4 (1 CEU)

4:15              Closing Session: (1 CEU)

Mandy LItzkie,

               Hope on the Horizon

 

5:15 Adjourn

Breakouts

  • Breakout Session 1 

    Saturday

    10:00-11:00

    For full descriptions click here.

    1. A Healing Marriage: The Impact of Your Marriage on Children from Trauma

       with Tiffany and David DaVault​

     

    2. Connecting Your Child to Appropriate Mental Health Services 

        with Kelly Hamman

    3. The Relationship Between Attachment and Trauma in Childhood: What do we Know and How can we Help?

        with Sufna John​

     

    4. TBRI for Teens

        with Tabitha Houk​

     

    5. The Hard Work of Rest

        with Jason Johnson

  • Breakout Session 2

    Saturday

    11:15-12:15

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    1. Parent Voices for Change

        PANEL, with Sherri Jo McLemore

    2. God Attachment

        with Julie Whalen​

    3. Inspiring Stories of Foster Care and Adoption

        PANEL

    4. Adjusting Your Expectations in Foster Care and Adoption

        with Mandy Litzsky

    5. TBRI for Teens

        with Tabitha Houk​

    6. T.I.P.S - What is it? How does it benefit me?

        with Michelle Trulsrud

  • Breakout Session 3

    Saturday

    1:45-2:45

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    1. FASD: Facts around Fetal Alcohol Syndrome

        with Cherisse Cashaw & Tamra Norman

     

    2. God Attachment

        with Julie Whalen​

    3. Let's Talk About What to Do – When you don’t know what to Do! 

        with Audrey Freshwater​

    3. What to do during the wait of Adoption

        with Becky Bruns​

    4. NAS: More than a Jittery Baby

        with Dr. Clare Nesmith

    5. Reunification

        PANEL

  • Breakout Session 4

    Saturday

    3:00-4:00

    For full descriptions click here.

     

    1. A Healing Marriage: The Impact of Your Marriage on Children from Trauma

       with Tiffany and David DaVault

    2. How do I Identify High Quality Child Care that can Meet the Needs of my Child?

        with Melissa Taylor

    3. PASSE 101

        with Jennifer Morales

     

    4. What to do during the wait of Adoption

        with Becky Bruns​

    5. Let's Hear it from the Dads

        PANEL

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