H3 Conference 2018
Sponsored by Aetna of Kentucky
Saturday, October 27
Highview Baptist Church
7711 Fegenbush Ln, Louisville, KY 40228
Key Note Speaker:
Kristin Berry is an author, blogger, speaker, adoptive mother, and former foster parent. She is the co-creator, along with her husband Mike, of the award-winning blog confessionsofanadoptiveparent.com which has a global audience of more than 100,000 people around the world, every month. In 2015 she co-authored the books The Adoptive Parent Toolbox and The Weary Parent’s Guide To Escaping Exhaustion along with Mike. Her most recent book is entitled Born Broken: An Adoptive Journey which chronicles her and Mike’s journey in raising children from extreme trauma. They have been married for 17 years and have 8 children, all of whom are adopted. They reside in the suburbs of Indianapolis, Indiana.
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Breakout Session Speakers:
Sean Brooks is a Marriage & Family Therapy Associate with a private practice in Louisville. He has also been a teacher of Classics and Latin at a private school for the past 10 years.
Dr. Carol Brown
Dr. Brown has over 35 years of experience as a principal, teacher, cognitive developmental therapist, social worker, reading and learning specialist, speaker, HSLDA special needs consultant and mother. Carol has completed her Doctor of Education, her M.A. in Social Services and a B.A. in Rehabilitation Counseling. She is the author of Equipping Minds Cognitive Development Curriculum, contributing author in the book, Neuroscience and Christian Formation and Human Development: Equipping Minds with Cognitive Development. Dr. Brown works with children and adults with known learning challenges: dyslexia, ADHD, anxiety, Autism, Down Syndrome, Fetal Alcohol syndrome, Reactive Attachment Disorder, Post Concussion Syndrome, PTSD, language and sensory processing disorders, neurodevelopmental and intellectual disabilities, dysgraphia, dyscalculia, and memory struggles.
Jennifer is a pediatric occupational therapist at Children’s Therapy Center in Louisville. Jennifer earned a BS in Psychology from Wittenberg University and a Masters in Occupational Therapy from Spalding University. Jennifer and her husband, Jeremy, have been married 5 years and have 2 children. Jennifer’s favorite part of her job is watching the kiddos’ minds work and grow through play.
Maria Gocke has worked in the adoption field for 11 years and is also an adoptive mom. She is passionate about adoption and about marriage. She and her husband have been married for 11 years and together have grown stronger through life’s difficult storms. In 2018, she began Equipped to Endure, a social media marriage resource.
Rhonda Gore has a Master’s degree in Marriage and Family Counseling and is currently the Kentucky and Indiana Social Services Director/Home Study Coordinator for All Blessings International, Inc. She also works as a Life Coach with Freedom Counseling Services. She has 15 years experience in the adoption field having worked in both state and private adoptions. She has been married to her husband, Tony, for 24 years and has 3 children. Her studies over the last few years have been in adoption, spiritual guidance and life coaching.
Karen Hutcheson is a trauma-informed Licensed Clinical Psychologist. She is the Founder and Director of The Center for Family Connections in Louisville, KY. She specializes in the assessment and treatment of kids from “hard places.” Her work focuses on helping children and adolescents from foster care, international adoption, domestic adoption, as well as their forever families. Dr. Karen received a Bachelor’s degree from Baylor University, a master’s degree in Clinical Psychology and Doctorate of Clinical Psychology from Spalding University.
Dr. Karen is a Trust Based Relational Intervention Practitioner, and is professionally trained in Theraplay and EMDR. She has a wide range of experience in areas of child development, attachment, parent training, relationship-based traumas, pre and post adoption services, international orphan care community consultation and missionary member care.
Chris Johnson, along with his wife Alicia, serves as Special Adviser in the Governor’s Office of Faith and Community Based Initiatives. He is the former lead pastor of Liberty Baptist Church in Clermont, Florida. For the last 10 years, he has been actively engaged in foster care, adoption and orphan care ministry. Chris is passionate about supporting foster and adoptive parents and has served as president of the board for Lake Sumter Families, a regional foster and adoptive parent association and was also on the executive board of the Florida State Foster and Adoptive Parent Association. Chris and Alicia have fostered over 40 children and have 10 children of their own, 7 of which were adopted from foster care
Channing is a Marriage and Family Therapist Associate and recently joined the team of professional Christian counselors at Freedom Counseling Services in Louisville. She is a domestic adoptive parent and her previous work as an adoption case worker, pregnancy counselor and her work in residential treatment with adolescent adoptees and their families has enhanced her understanding of the complex issues that adoptive families face. Channing enjoys counseling with and advocating for adoptive families, birth families and adoptees and considers it an honor to walk alongside them at all different stages of the process.
In 2008, Larry co-founded The Upstream Collective, a nonprofit devoted to helping churches learn how to engage people with the gospel at home and in other cultures. He also founded The Skybridge Community which is a global network helping marketplace professionals live strategically as salt and light wherever they are. Larry holds 2 Master’s degrees; one in Theology and the other in Christian Education. He also holds a Doctorate of Ministry in Missiology from Trinity Evangelical Divinity School. Larry also serves as the Pastor of Sending for Sojourn East Church in Louisville, overseeing local, national and international mission movements.
Jennie has received a Bachelor of Arts in Elementary Education, a Masters in Special Education and is currently completing her Education Specialist (Ed. S) in Teacher Leadership at Asbury University. She is one of three cofounders of The Provision School and Family Counseling Services and is a TBRI professional. Jennie is the Director of Education at The Provision.
Joan Miller, NCC, LPCC-S, RPT
Joan Miller is one of three cofounders of The Provision School and Family Counseling Services. She is the Director of Clinical Counseling and has a special interest in early childhood trauma and adoption and is also a TBRI professional. Joan is an adoptive mother who ‘gets it’ and provides hope and practical support to her clients.
Erin received her BA in Human Services and M.Ed. in Counseling from Lindsey Wilson College and is licensed as an LPCC in Kentucky. She has worked in higher education as an advisor and adjunct, with adults with intellectual disabilities, and in corrections. Erin is currently working for Lifeline Children’s Services as a caseworker, helping families walk through the home study and post-adoption journeys.
Marybeth Orton is a Licensed Professional Art Therapist specializing in trauma. She has been the Clinical Coordinator and Instructor of the Art Therapy Program at the University of Louisville since 2005. Marybeth maintains a small private practice. She also serves as the Chair of the Art Therapy Licensing Board. She shares her life with her husband, 3 dogs and a parrot. Marybeth also volunteers with WAGS-Wonderful Animals Giving Support, Pet Therapy of KY.
Marcia Ryan is the Associate Director of Client Services at Chaddock in Quincy, IL and was integral in the development of Chaddock’s Developmental Trauma and Attachment Program. With over 30 years of service, Marcia has served children and families in Chaddock’s residential, foster care, outpatient, school, community crisis management, and in-home intensive programs. Marcia is a TBRI Practitioner and provides TBRI and other attachment and trauma related trainings for school and residential programs across the country. She holds a Bachelors of Science Degree in Law Enforcement from Western Illinois University and a Masters in Counseling Degree from Capella University, specializing in school counseling.
Renee is a professionally trained life coach who specializes in working with foster and adoptive families. Through coaching, training and facilitating a supportive community, she comes alongside parents to educate, empower and offer hope. She and her husband, Allan have been married 29 years and have 3 children, one through international adoption. Renee holds life coach certification through the International Coaching Federation and is certified to administer the Prep Personality Assessment. She is a skills trainer for Dialectical Behavior Therapy and a facilitator for the workshop “Caring for Children Who Have Experienced Trauma.” You will find a listing of her services on her website www.empoweredcalling.com.