The Hope for the Journey Conference will equip parents and caregivers meeting the everyday needs of children impacted by foster care and adoption and further resource churches to be beacons of hope and encouragement for families in their congregations and surrounding communities.
Who should attend? Anyone seeking to care for children impacted by foster care, adoption, trauma, and a wide variety of needs. The TBRI principles (Trust-Based Relational Intervention) are helpful for all parents, teachers, educators, caregivers, and volunteers working with children.
This viewing of the conference will be held at Faith Baptist Church, 3755 N. Germantown Parkway, Bartlett, TN 38133 on April 15-16. While attendees are encouraged to attend both days, and all five sessions, feel free to drop in as your schedule allows. Childcare is not provided at this location. Upon arrival, look for signs pointing you to the room.
We ask each attendee to register below so that we have an accurate count for seating, listening guide materials, and snacks. There is no cost to you to attend.
Structurally, the Hope for the Journey Conference will include five high-level learning modules based on the foundational principles of Trust-Based Relational Intervention® (TBRI®) along with a new teaching component, The Gospel + TBRI. Embedded within each learning module will be a “Going Deeper” teaching video on a select topic, and also included will be two practical, encouraging “Practical Perspectives” videos featuring the voices of adult adoptees as well as adoptive and foster families.
Estimated Schedule (subject to change)
Thursday, April 15th
8:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. Module 1: An Introduction to Trust-Based Relational Intervention (TBRI); Going Deeper Topic: Understanding ACEs
10:30 a.m. - 12:15 p.m. Module 2: Connection Principles; Going Deeper Topic: Explore biological and adoptive sibling dynamics
12:15 p.m. - 1:15 p.m. LUNCH
1:15 p.m. - 2:45 p.m. Module 3: Empowering Principles; Going Deeper Topic: unpack the need to acknowledge one's own limitations and implement self-care strategies as a care provider
Friday, April 16th
8:30 a.m. - 10:15 a.m. Module 4: Correcting Principles; Going Deeper Topic: a discussion of challenges and importance of finding rhythms to promote unity as parents during the day-to-day
10:30 a.m. - 11:15 a.m. Module 5: The Gospel + TBRI; Going Deeper Topic: Discuss the relational nature of God and the incarnate Jesus as foundation cornerstones informing the efficacy of TBRI