Buckner Foster Care and Adoption regularly hosts educational events and webinars covering key topics on foster care and adoption. We hope these will be valuable resources for you and your family and will support you on your foster care or adoption journey. Past webinars can be viewed below.
Title: Self-Care: Preventing compassion fatigue
Speakers: • Kristin Simpson, MA, LPC-I; Counselor Intern. • Sheree Scott, Buckner Foster Home Development Supervisor
Resources: •Slides Handout •Self-Care Challenge •Self-Care Wheel
Title: Wounded Children, Healing Homes: The Impact of Parenting a Child with a History of Trauma and Loss
Speaker: Jayne Schoolern, educator and author/co-author of seven books in the adoption field, including, Wounded Children, Healing Homes: How Traumatized Children Impact Adoptive and Foster Parents
Topic: The impact past trauma has on foster and adoptive families. Essential skills and tasks parents need in order to build a connection and be a healing presence in the life of the child.
Resources: Handout 1 and Handout 2
Title: Ready or Not: An Evening with Pam Parish
Speaker: Pam Parish, author, mother, mentor and foster parent trainer. Parish and her husband have one biological child and six adopted children. Parish is the founder and president of Connections Homes in Georgia, a nonprofit dedicated to building a network of families to help youth aging out of foster care.
Topic: An honest look at the foster care and adoption journey and intro to Ready or Not.
Title: Attachment: The Meaning and the Message
Speakers: • Amy Curtis, PhD, LPC-S; director of counseling. • Jim Harlow, MA, LPC; private practitioner focused on the needs of adoptive families. • Melanie Chung-Sherman, LCSW-S, CTS, LCPAA; private practitioner focused on the needs of adoptive families.
Topic: An interesting and informative roundtable discussion on what attachment really means and how significant it is to how your family functions.