The Regional Alliance is passionate about providing great resources to equip and strengthen families, especially those caring for kids who have experienced abuse, neglect or trauma. Join us for our 4th annual Training Up Conference where we bring together experts from around the Greater Sacramento Area to share their knowledge on parenting strategies, the anatomy of trauma, mental health and attachment issues, sensory processing challenges, Trust Based Relational Intervention tools, and ways to build connection and attachment with these kids from "hard places". Foster and adoptive parents, extended family members, advocates, mentors, social workers, teachers and anyone working with children who've experienced past trauma or loss are invited to learn how to "train up" healthy kids and build resilience.
Trauma alters the brains and bodies of children often forcing them into survival mode. Over time, perceptions and behaviors drastically change making it difficult for loving, competent caregivers to understand or relate to them.
Online using ZOOM
Saturday August 29th
8:30am - 12:00pm
General Registration $30
*Price before Member Discount if applicable
8:15-8:30am Login Open
8:30-8:45am Welcome | Introduce Conference Theme
8:45-10:00am Session 1 Keynotes
10:15-11:30am Session 2 Keynotes
11:30-12pm Building Resilience in Kids | Closing
What Kids Need- Session 1
Protectors - The 1-2-3's of Reporting Child Abuse & Neglect
Speaker: Mike Mason | KidsFirst
Space & Time to Process Emotions
Speaker: Debbie McJimsey, LMFT | Adoption Therapist, TBRI Practitioner
Early Training on Equality & Acceptance
Speaker: Nicole Flager | Sacramento County Child Welfare Services
What Kids Need - Session 2
A Balance of Structure & Nurture
Speaker: Tiffany Saathoff | Destiny Community Center
Adequate Academic Support
Speaker: Judy Knapp | PreventionWORKS
Healthy Doses of Activity & Touch
Speaker: Rose-Stella Pierre-Louis, OT | Ms. Rose's TheraPlace
Online using ZOOM
Sept. 14th - Oct. 19th
8pm - 9pm
Sign up for each individual session
SECONDARY TRAUMA & COMPASSION FATIGUE
MONDAY SEPTEMBER 21 - Empowering Principles of TBRI
Trust-Based Relational Intervention addresses healing the whole child. Part of this strategy is learning how to empower children by addressing their physical needs. In this breakout session we’ll be discussing how to support children from hard places physically, as well as how to structure their environment to best help them succeed.
Speaker: Charlotte Fritz, LMFT | Growing Hope
MONDAY SEPTEMBER 28 - Secondary Trauma & Compassion Fatigue
Compassion Fatigue can be a serious occupational hazard for anyone serving in a caring profession or capacity.It’s typically those who exercise the most empathy who are at highest risk. In this breakout session, seasoned chaplain and trauma expert Mark O’Sullivan will outline the relationship between secondary trauma and compassion fatigue, the typical characteristics of physical and emotional exhaustion along with a profound decrease in the ability to empathize, plus valuable tools to combat these things when caring for kids from hard places.
Speaker: Mark O’Sullivan, Senior Chaplain | Educational Ministries, Inc. & O’Sullivan Consulting
MONDAY OCTOBER 5 - Bringing Reconciliation Home
In this workshop we will explore interracial family structures. Looking at race form a systemic and historical vantage point in order to lay the foundation of healthy interracial families. Highlighting the connection healthy race relations has to healing from trauma, as well laying out steps to take in bringing reconciliation home.
Speakers: Heidi White | DTCRA & Nicole Fladger | Sacramento Child Welfare
MONDAY OCTOBER 12 - Recognizing and Responding to Developmental Deficits
Is your child constantly on-the-go? Is getting dressed a constant struggle because your child complains that their clothing doesn't feel right? These behaviors may be caused by an invisible condition called Sensory Processing Disorder. Learn about the many senses our mind and body use to process information and strategies to support your child's needs so that he/she may be successful at home and in the community. You may also learn something new about your own sensory processing abilities!.
Speakers: Leanne Liddicoat, O.D. | ClearVue Eye Care & Teri Gelgood, LMFT | Creating Joy Now