If Only For a Little While: Transitioning Foster Children From Your Home
This breakout will explore the role of a foster parent in implementing effective transition plans for foster children. Topics include preparing your foster child, forging relationships with biological and adoptive families, engaging workers and the legal system, and maintaining connections with children and their families.
Self Care Isn't Selfish
This breakout will explore the importance of self care for foster and adoptive parents. Topics include the risk of secondary trauma and burnout for foster and adoptive parents, the importance of self care, creating space for self care in a busy family, and practical ideas for foster and adoptive parents to build self care into their lives.
Come experience practical teaching in a safe and supportive community as we work to equip families, churches, and professionals to better serve children impacted by adoption and foster care.
Featuring Trust-Based Relational Intervention® methods developed by Dr. Karyn Purvis and Dr. David Cross from the Karyn Purvis Institute of Child Development, this conference helps bring attachment and connection in families.
Jamie will be participating in a panel discussion for foster parents as well as presenting the closing main session. Also, visit Jamie at the Foster the Family resource table to introduce yourself, ask questions, or buy products!
Relax: A kid-free weekend in a 4-season destination resort with meals provided. Plenty of free time to explore downtown Whitefish and even take a nap if you'd like!
Connect: Come ready to meet other moms just like you, wherever you are on the journey. We hope this weekend will allow you to connect with others, form new friendships and deepen those you already have.
Be Encouraged: Our main goal is that you are encouraged in the fact that God loves you and is writing your story.
You can join with other mom’s in the trenches while receiving encouragement and rejuvenation. You’ll be pampered and encouraged to rest and relax. You’ll be able to take a breath and enjoy the beauty of nature. Enjoy worship, encouraging, faith-based messages and times to share struggles and victories with moms who understand what you’re going through.
We understand firsthand that this journey can be difficult and lonely. The Refresh Conference is a time for you to escape from the distractions and chaos of life and be refreshed, equipped, and inspired.