H3 Conference 2018
Sponsored by Aetna of Kentucky
Saturday, October 27
Highview Baptist Church
7711 Fegenbush Ln, Louisville, KY 40228
When you care for kids from hard places, we are here to help!
This conference is designed to equip anyone working with children who have experienced loss, separation, and hardship. We will explore the areas of growth many children lack, but it won’t stop there. You will be encouraged and equipped with tools to take back and apply to daily life. This year’s conference has also been approved for 3 hours of continuing training credit for Kentucky foster parents.
We welcome local professionals, trauma and attachment experts and pastors to lead breakout sessions that will specifically pinpoint issues that you may be facing. Children who have emotional and/or behavioral challenges or have experienced trauma need more than a loving parent, they need an equipped community that cares about them. If families, teachers, therapists and others who care deeply for children partner together, the benefits could be great. This conference will help you better understand ways to address the needs a “child from hard places” may have, and connect you to resources to serve families and children in your area of influence.
Meet Kristin Berry
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.
- Blog www.confessionsofanadoptiveparent.com
- Twitter www.twitter.com/kristinsberry
- Facebook www.facebook.com/confessionsofanadoptiveparent
- Email firstname.lastname@example.org
Opportunity to Contribute to Adoption Research
Are you an adoptive parent willing to contribute knowledge of your experiences with communication with your child for the sake of science? Jane Samuel, an adoption researcher with the University of Kentucky, will be attending the OCA conference to gather data for a research study regarding adoption communication. Jane is specifically looking for parents to participate in a focus group. Participation is entirely voluntary.
Jane is looking for adoptive parents who fit the following criteria:
1) parents over the age of 18;
2) parents who have completed the legal adoption of at least one child who currently resides in the home;
3) the adoptive child(ren)’s age at placement in the home was 2 or younger;
4) the adoptive child(ren) is currently age 10-14 years.
To compensate participants for their time and effort each parent will receive a $50.00 check. Interested parents who would like to know more can email Jane at Jane.Samuel@uky.edu or reach out to her on the morning of the conference, where she will have a table set up for inquiry about the research.