Upstate foster and adoptive parents are invited to a monthly parent training at our Pelham campus. February’s training, Valuing Diversity, will be led by Jackie Gadsden, a professor of Social Work at Columbia College (Columbia, SC) with more than 35 years experience in child welfare. In this interactive workshop, parents will gain greater understanding of different ethnic and cultural groups. They will learn to identify systems that perpetrate racism and recognize common attitudes, beliefs and experiences of other groups. For this training, three contact hours are awarded for participants. Trainings are offered on the second Thursday of the month, 6:30pm-8:30pm. Free childcare is provided for those who register.Find out more »
Grace Church foster and adoptive families are invited to attend a special training on Trust Based Relational Intervention: Empowering Principles by: Karyn Purvis Institute of Child Development. The TBRI® Empowering Principles are designed to facilitate change in children by supporting their physical needs and teaching them self-regulation skills. Two sets of strategies, Physiological and Ecological Strategies, contain approaches for helping children learn to regulate their behavior and emotions in the ever-changing world around them.
Kelly, a licensed Professional Counselor and a Practitioner of Trust Based Relational Intervention, was trained at the Karyn Purvis Institute of Child Development at Texas Christian University. She is currently in private practice with Greenville Counseling Associates and has worked in various clinical settings including intensive in-home child focused family therapy, outpatient treatment of women and children, school based counseling and intensive outpatient addiction programs.
This training day has a maximum of 30 participants, so register soon to reserve your space. The cost is $15/person, which includes lunch and materials. Childcare is provided through the registration form and includes lunch for children as well. Each parent attending needs to complete the registration form. Registration closes February 14.Find out more »