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, Buckner Adoption Specialist. •Sheree Scott, Buckner Foster Home Development Supervisor

Resources:Slides HandoutSelf-Care ChallengeSelf-Care Wheel

Title: Pillars of Support
Speaker: •Andi Harrison, Buckner Director of Foster Care and Adopton for North Texas. •Cameka Hart, Buckner Therapeutic Family Specialist

Resources:Slides Handout

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 and The Whole Life Adoption Book: Realistic Advice for Building a Healthy Adoptive Family .
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.
Part 1

Part 2

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, LPC, director of Buckner Post-Adoption and Counseling. •Jim Harlow, LPC, private practitioner focused on the needs of adoptive families. •Melanie Chung-Sherman, LCSW-S, CTS, LCPAA, clinical director of Post-Adoption Services at ChristianWorks for Children

Topic: An interesting and informative roundtable discussion on what attachment really means and how significant it is to how your family functions.

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