Kinship families- we need your input! Share your experiences, needs and wishes for kinship family supports in our area. Please join us the evening of May 14 at Formed Families Forward offices for an important focus group meeting. Child care is available!
Is God calling you to help serve children in need of a loving and caring home? Please join HopeTree Foster Care to learn more about how your family can become a foster family. Give us a call at 804-201-9006 or email ShannonU@HopeTreeFS.org for more information.
There are nearly 400 children in foster care in our region that are in need of a home. Attend our information session to learn more about how you can help by becoming a foster parent. Our information session requires no commitment. During our time together we’ll provide more details about the children and teens we serve, as well as the extensive training and comprehensive support UMFS provides along the way.
Ever wondered what it would be like to be a foster parent? Learn about the process, training and requirements. No pressure, just information to help you make an informed decision. For more information or to RSVP, contact Michelle Wright at (540) 444-0566 or email MichelleW@HopeTreeFS.org.
What can I expect?
- A basic understanding of the importance of limit setting with kids who have experienced early neglect/trauma/caregiver change.
- How the impact of early/neglect trauma impacts brain development and how this manifests in a relationship with authority figures.
- At least 3 strategies to use to help reduce defiance and improve cooperation and following directions/accepting limits.
Amy Reamer is a licensed marriage and family therapist and registered play therapist, certified trauma practitioner, and assessor. Amy owns Heart and Mind Therapy Services, a group mental health practice in the Richmond, VA area and Tame Your Tiger Brain Training, and is the author of “Toby the Tiger Tamer”.
Amy became a therapist because of her experiences going through the process to be an adoptive parent. She became fascinated with the impact of trauma and neglect on brain development and how there seemed to be a lack of services that had a positive, lasting and healing impact on children that have experienced chronic trauma and/or neglect in their early years. Play therapy was a natural fit for Amy’s personality and the need to reach children in a way that talking often does not.
This webinar will be done via zoom through a URL link. You will also be able to find this webinar on NewFound Families Facebook and Youtube as well as our webinar archives on our website after the live version is recorded and uploaded!
God has made clear that caring for orphans is of great importance to Him. Adoption and Foster Care places the gospel on marvelous display in families, churches and communities. This time together is aimed towards agreeing with God that orphan care matters and helping individuals, families and churches as they walk in obedience.
The monthly 3rd Sunday afternoon’s Mixer & Discussion Groups for Adults (ages 18 and over) includes lots of valuable information, sharing, and laughter! Please come: It’s FREE and open to the public.
Date: Sunday, Oct. 15, 2017; Nov. 19; Dec.17; Jan. 21, 2018; Feb. 18; March 18, etc.
Location:The Mason Enterprise Center Building, 4031 University Drive, Fairfax VA 22030. [Olde Towne] Entrance doors are on South Street, and parking is in the back.
Times: 2:00 – 3:30 p.m.