2020 Breakout Sessions

Pre-Approved for Foster Training Space is Limited

Session 1 | Thursday, March 3 11:30am

SoulCareBrandi Lea BergrenLobby Room North
Post-Adoption Depression: Finding Healing in the Midst of the ChaosAmy CallahanLobby Room South
Accusations, Allegations, & Investigations. Oh My!Allen & Angelina DenverRed 5
Understanding Your TeenagerKatie EdwardsMSM Room
Building My Village From One: Practical Tips for
Creating a Meaningful, Sustainable Community Around the Single Parent
Hallie Graves BS, JDRed 7/8
Advances in Science: Promising Treatments!Deborah Gray MPA, LICSW
Gail Hardman-Woung LCSW
Worship Center
Marriage as a Deep BreathBeth GuckenbergerHSM Room
When Your Heart Feels Trampled and You've Run Out of CompassionLisa Qualls & Melissa CorkumStudent Room
TBRI - Intro to the Connecting Principles (Part I)Andi West LMSWChapel

Session 2 | Friday, March 6 2:00pm

Digital NativesKatie EdwardsMSM Room
Loving in the Warzone: Parenting the Defiant ChildRuth Graham MA, LMHCLobby Room North
Forming an Identity within a Transracial FamilyNathan RossStudent Room
The Power and Necessity of Hope;
How it Is Lost and How It is Restored
Dr. David Schooler & Jayne Schooler MBSLobby Room South
Supporting Executive Functioning for Children from Hard PlacesYvonne Swinth PhD, OTR/L, FAOTAGYM
Windows of Hope for Mental HealthKay WarrenWorship Center
Foster Care 101Liz WishamRed 7/8
Cutting Edge Protocols - New Modalities for
Treating Children Who Have Experienced Trauma
Gail Hardman-Woung, LCSWHSM Room
TBRI - Advanced Teachings on the Connecting Principles (Part II)Andi West LMSWChapel

Session 3 | Friday, March 6 3:15pm

Kinship Care: Out of Left FieldAmanda AuerRed 7/8
The Road Less Travelled: Parenting Through Grief and LossSue BadeauLobby Room South
Building a Calmer BrainMelissa CorkumChapel
Advocacy 101: Communicating Effectively with Your
(Legal, Medical, Educational, Therapy)
Team for the Best Outcome for your Child
Hallie Graves BS, JDMSM Room
The Story of My Life - By Your Son or DaughterDeborah Gray MPA, LICSWHSM Room
Trauma in the ClassroomMaria Hansen-Quine LASW, MSW, CSCLobby Room North
Beauty in the Eye of the BeholderPam ParishRed 5
Impact of Foster/Adoption on Kids in the FamilyDr. David Schooler & Jayne Schooler MBSStudent Room
Self-Regulation in AdolescentsYvonne Swinth PhD, OTR/L, FAOTAGym

Session 4 | Saturday, March 7 11:30am

Post-Adoption Depression: Finding Healing in the Midst of the ChaosAmy CallahanLobby Room North
Navigating Special Education: IEP's and 504'sLeah Hernandez MA
Alyssa Moseley CCC-SLP
Student Room
Practical Parenting Strategies for Difficult BehaviorsMelissa CorkumChapel
Update on Washington State DCYFRoss Hunter Secretary DCYFWorship Center
Calling All DadsEd McDowell MAMSM Room
Prayer & Meditation: A Soothing Balm for Your SoulLupe Murray MS, SEPLobby Room South
Help! My Child Needs Sensory Supports But Won't Use ThemYvonne Swinth PhD, OTR/L, FAOTA,
Jennifer Pitonyak PhD, OTR/L, SCFES
& Sheryl Zylstra DOT, OTR/L, BCP
Art Therapy for AnyoneMisty TalkishRed 5
Real Talk: Everything You Wanted To Know
About Raising Black and Brown Children,
But Were Afraid To Ask
James WhitfieldHSM Room

Session 5 | Saturday, March 7 2:00pm

Navigating Muddy WatersAmanda AuerLobby Room North
When You Answer God's Call and Your Life Falls ApartCarrie O'Toole MARed 5
Foster Care, Adoption and Marriage -
the View from 40+ Years and 40+ Kids
Sue & Hector BadeauChapel
Beauty From Ashes Part 2Stephanie FastGym
Forming an Identity within a Transracial FamilyNathan RossStudent Room
Keystone of FatheringDr. David SchoolerMSM Room
The Impact of Adopting/Fostering on
Other Children in the Family (Sibling Panel)
Lisa QuallsHSM Room
Choosing to ThriveMaria Hansen-Quine LASW, MSW, CSCRed 7/8
What Is That Social Worker ThinkingLaurie Washington MSWLobby Room South