2018 SFFA Pre-Conference Training: Becoming a Trauma Competent Caregiver

14-Jun-2018 8:30 AM - 15-Jun-2018

Michelangelo Ballroom B & C (Conference Level), Radisson Hotel, Saskatoon SK

Becoming a Trauma Competent Caregiver is a 2-day in-depth training session to increase competency and sensitivity in caring for children with a traumatic history. This training will give you tools to help children in your care heal from past trauma while also giving you insight into meaning behind the behaviour of traumatized children.

Presented by:
Dr. David Schooler, Th.D., and Jayne Schooler MBS/BA, Back2Back Ministries
Julie Cooper, Back2Back Ministries

Cost

Cost per Attendee: $175.00 (two day training Thursday and Friday)

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Becoming a Trauma Competent Caregiver - Day 1, June 14

8:30 – 10:15 AM  Trauma and Its Impact on the Life of a Child 
10:15 – 10:30 AM  Nutritional Break 
10:30 – Noon  Understanding Trauma and Age-Related Developmental Impact 
Noon – 1:00 PM  Lunch (included in registration)
1:00 – 2:30 PM
Becoming a Trauma Competent Caregiver: The Journey
2:30 – 2:45 PM  Nutritional Break 
2:45 – 5:00 PM  Essential Skills 1 and 2
- Using tools to understand the impact of trauma
- Maximizing a child’s sense of felt safety

Becoming a Trauma Competent Caregiver - Day 2, June 15

8:30 – 10:15 AM  Essential Skill 3
Helping a child to reduce overwhelming emotions and build connections
10:15 – 10:30 AM  Nutritional Break 
10:30 – Noon  Essential Skill 4
Helping a child to modify overwhelming behaviours and build connections
Noon – 1:00 PM  Lunch (included in registration)
1:00 – 2:30 PM
Essential Skill 5
Supporting past relationships and promoting positive new ones
2:30 – 2:45 PM  Nutritional Break 
2:45 – 5:00 PM  Essential Skill 6
Helping a child develop a strength-based understanding of his/her life

Presenters

Dr. David Schooler, Th.D., and Jayne Schooler MBS/BA, Back2Back Ministries

Dr. David and Jayne Schooler began the journey into the world of foster care and adoption in 1978, with a simple question by a youth in their church. “Would you become my foster parents?” They answered yes and that changed the direction of their lives.

David has served in the pastoral and counseling ministry for over 40 years. Much of his current focus is on working with adults who have a lifetime impact of early childhood trauma. Both David and Jayne are recognized nationally and internationally as speakers/trainers in the field of adoption and foster care.

Jayne is the author/co-author of eight books in the field of child welfare including Wounded Children, Healing Homes: How Traumatized Children Impact Adoptive and Foster Parents and Parenting in Transracial Adoption. Serving now full time with Back2Back Ministries their international work takes them regularly to India, Nigeria, Mexico and Haiti. Recently, two of her books have been translated into Russian and Polish. David and Jayne are parents by birth and adoption and grandparents of four.

Julie Cooper, Back2Back Ministries

Julie Cooper has dedicated her life to engaging orphan care issues in the United States and internationally. Her first job in 1997 as staff for a residential treatment facility for teenage sex offenders opened her eyes to the complex and enormous need for competent caregivers.

In 2003, after fostering and adopting in Indiana, Julie and her husband moved to Mexico to serve internationally with Back2Back Ministries. There they worked alongside children’s home directors to help bring holistic care to children They were also house parents to 8 teenage boys which gave her first hand experience and deeper understanding of what it looks like daily to live out growth and healing in the lives of kids from hard places.

In 2010, Julie and her husband pioneered a new Back2Back site, offering hope and care in Cancun, Mexico. During that time, they were able to work in the government children’s home and several marginalized communities.

Now, living in Ohio with her husband and 6 children, Julie works with Back2Back Ministries to share resources aimed at equipping orphan and foster care ministries. Sharing Trauma Competent Caregiver training has been a large focus. She has been training nationally and internationally with Dr. David and Jayne Schooler for two years.