Welcoming Children Home 2017

Central Coast Adoption and Foster Care Conference

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When

November 4, 2017

Starting at 8:30am-4:00pm

Where

GraceSLO

1350 Osos Street, San Luis Obispo, CA

What is Welcoming Children Home?

The purpose of this annual Central Coast Orphan Care Conference is to motivate and inform Christians of both the Biblical call and the needs of orphans. This conference is for everyone! Those interested in foster care and adoption; those with adopted or foster kids looking for more support and training; and those who are wanting to care for orphans globally and domestically but not called to adopt.

Something for Everyone- In addition to three General Sessions we will be offering a wide variety of breakout sessions

2017 Keynote Speaker: Jason Johnson:
Jason Johnson is an adoptive and foster parent who speaks, writes, and blogs on all issues related to his passion for catalyzing a movement of orphan care in the church and around the world. With his wife Emily and their four daughters, he worked to plant a North Houston basedchurch in 2008, out of which grew the non-profit Orphan Care Network. His personal experience with adoption and foster care, combined with his ministry background led to his current role as Director of the National Church Ministry Initiative with Christian Alliance for Orphans. He is author of All In Orphan Care and blogs at www.jasonjohnsonblog.com. Our Keynote Speaker this year is Jason Johnson

Breakout and Panel Sessions Offered:
  • Family Based Care in the Majority World
  • Steps to Foster Care & Adoption
  • NeuroResilience: How to trauma proof your nervous system
  • Opportunities to Care for the At-Risk Child
  • First Impressions: Prenatal Trauma and the Loss of Birth Parents
  • ReFraming the Struggle - Finding Strength When Things are Hard
  • Healing Strategies for the Hurt Family
  • Navigating the World of Biological Families as a Foster or Adoptive Parent
  • Counting the Cost -- Birth Child / Sibling Panel
  • The Blessings and Challenges of Adoption & Foster Care
  • Therapeutic Parenting
  • We Love Because He First Loved Us: How our experience of God's love helps us attach to kids from trauma

Cost: $20 (includes lunch and breakouts)
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