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Foster Care Training

Educate Churches and Families

"THAT Kid!" How To Become Trauma-Informed Children and Youth Ministries

Learn how trauma affects children and youth and manifests itself in your church ministries. Learn effective ways to minister to children and youth who have experienced difficulties in their young lives so that they can hear and have the opportunity to receive the Gospel message.

  • Can also be scheduled in person
  • Once per quarter
    • September 14, 2022
    • November 10, 2022
    • February 9, 2023
    • May 11, 2023

Online Training

Register for a live Zoom webinar with the option of watching the recording for up to one week after the webinar ends

Trauma Informed Parenting Strategies (TIPS)- Understanding Trauma in Your Children

Foster and Adoptive Parents can earn Continuing Education Credits

  • Once per month
  • 2nd Wednesday of each month
  • 12:00-1:30 pm

Classes will include:

  • Trauma and its impact on the life of a child
  • Trauma’s impact on child development
  • Becoming a trauma competent caregiver
  • Understanding the impact of trauma and maximizing felt safety
  • Reducing overwhelming emotions
  • Modifying overwhelming emotions
  • Supporting healthy relationships
  • Developing strength-based life stories
  • Practicing self-care
  • Can also be scheduled in person

Online Training

Register for a live Zoom webinar with the option of watching the recording for up to one week after the webinar ends

Cultivate Connection Communities

  • Join a virtual small group for nine weeks gaining skills and encouragement for your foster or adoption journey.
  • Beginning February 2023
  • Topics include:
    • Parenting Styles
    • Attachment Cycle
    • Expectations
    • Stress, Trauma, and Adversity
    • Play
    • Behavior…. and more

Online Training

Register for a live Zoom webinar with the option of watching the recording for up to one week after the webinar ends

ADDITIONAL TRAINING RESOURCES

Partner Organization Offerings Through Mission Georgia

Foster Care 101

Introduction to foster care for those considering being foster parents

Churches can be connected to Christian placing agencies throughout the state by contacting Mission Georgia at fostercare@missiongeorgia.org

Church Ministry Essentials

A ten module, self-paced, immersive learning experience that will introduce you to the principles, practices, and people you need to take your next bests steps forward in foster care, adoption, and family support ministry.

  • Leading Teams and Volunteers
  • The Gospel is Our “Why”
  • Everyone Can Do Something
  • Communities of Support
  • Strategic Planning
  • The Holistic Continuum of Care
  • “More Than Enough” Movement Building
  • Trauma Informed Children’s Ministry
  • Engaging Globally, Applying Locally
  • Strategic Soul Care

Foster Dads

Jason Johnson: National Director of Church Ministry Initiatives with Christian Alliance for Orphans

A unique four-part series for foster dads, those considering fostering, or those who have been impacted by foster care designed to encourage and inspire dads.

  • Gospel, Identity, and the Incarnation
  • Marriage, Family, and Soul Health
  • Grief, Hope, and Renewal
  • Success, Failure, and Outcomes

SPECIAL: Use discount code MISSIONGA for 25% off!

Foster/Adoption Ministry Coaching

For nearly two decades, Tera Melber, Foster Care Mobilizer for Mission Georgia, has walked alongside ministry leaders establishing and developing foster and adoption ministries. Contact Tera at fostercare@missiongeorgia.org

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