Family group conferencing is a mediated, formal meeting between family members and other officials (such as social workers) in regards to the care and protection of a child or adolescent. This process is systems-focused and lets those most involved in a child’s care take the lead on what should happen. Family group conferencing can be used in any program caring for vulnerable kids to identify solutions supported by that child’s community. Learn practical solutions and ways to implement this in your program.
(Mick Pease & Dan Hope, SFAC)
As His image bearers, our understanding of what it means to be fully human flourishes when our lives reflect the very nature of a Triune God who has forever existed in a perpetual outflowing of love, connection, and community. Furthermore, the degree to which we can rightly view our own “belonging” within the context of community impacts our ability to offer transparency in our own relationships. As individuals and societies, we find many ways to mask it, but at the core, we each carry a deep vulnerability. This foundational truth can offer a divine invitation to enter more fully into the vulnerability of those with physical and/or intellectual disabilities. Join us for a dynamic conversation as we challenge the mindset that instead of simply being recipients of aid, these individuals may be among our greatest of teachers.
(Emily Richards, Show Hope)
Many moms and dads who are parenting an adopted or foster child from backgrounds of early trauma and multiple risk factors are struggling with a child who has a disability that falls under the umbrella term of Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD). In this session, both parents and professionals will learn characteristics of the four diagnoses within FASD, as well as practical application strategies and resources to have a more productive and peaceful home. Parents will be encouraged with ways to maintain the health of their family in the midst of chaotic behavior and how they can develop the stamina for the long haul – meeting their child’s needs well into the adult years.
(Alan & Debra Jones, Parent Invention & Training)
This workshop is for anyone that is slightly interested in adopting a child with a disability, to a current parent, or any international ministry worker or leader. I will use my personal story of living 38 years with cerebral palsy, and other physical difficulties, to highlight God’s goodness – and the profound worldwide needs of children with disabilities. Children with disabilities’ needs extend beyond their physical needs. Therefore, caregivers need to be aware of each life area affected by disability – and seek to bring restoration to the whole child.
(Natalie Flickner, Crisis Care Training International)
How can CAFO member organizations best encourage and enable families globally to effectively care for children with special needs? What is working now – and what new strategies are needed? CAFO member organizations are invited to join together in this interactive discussion of the big challenges and promising solutions.
(David Gotts, International China Concern)
Come learn common mental health diagnoses our kiddos experience in relation to trauma related symptoms. We will dive deep into practical applications to use in your home or office to improve your child’s mental health outcomes.
(Jenn Hook, Replanted)
(Pre-sign up required to reserve a spot at this coaching table. Coaching table sign-ups available soon!)