Legacy 68:5 equips families with relevant, Biblical, trauma-informed resources. Classes and trainings are taught by adoptive and foster parents and/or Staff trainers.
Cultivate Connection is a peer to peer parenting course facilitated BY parents FOR parents!
There are seasons of parenting that are overwhelming and leave us weary. For many of us, we find ourselves there now. Cultivate Connection provides the community and support you need, right where you are. Join us as we go on a deep dive into the building blocks of a flourishing family. The course gives helpful parenting practices and strategies for kids of all ages, with plenty of time to discuss ideas and ask questions along the way. These practical skills are rooted in research on brain based parenting, attachment, trauma, sensory processing, and more. The purpose of Cultivate Connection is to empower parents and caregivers to be confident, calm, curious, compassionate and connected.
To learn more about Empowered to Connect, visit their website here or visit their YouTube channel here.
If you are interested in participating in a Cultivate Connection course at Houston’s First Baptist Church, please register below.
Note: We will also be offering this course at our Cypress Campus location.
Sunday evenings, Sep 10 - Nov 12 @ 5-7:30p
Register at Cultivate Connection: The Loop
Wednesday evenings, Sep 6 - Dec 6 @ 6:30-8p
Register at Cultivate Connection: Cypress
Each semester, the Legacy 68:5 team tackles pertinent topics facing those who care for and serve vulnerable children and offers practical tools using relevant, Biblical resources through our Milestones classes. Both pre- and post- placement foster and adoptive families, caregivers, and volunteers are welcome!
Opportunities may vary by campus; however, we invite you to join us for any class that would benefit you and/or your family. Agency training hours are available upon request.
Our desire is to come alongside families at any point in their journey whether they are just exploring adoption and foster care or they are farther down the road.
We have created an online class for those in the early stages of exploration that will allow you to hear testimonies from members of our own church who have walked through the process of adoption and/or foster care, will help you process your motivations and expectations as well speak to the cost and other significant factors to consider.
Fall: Wednesdays, October 4 – November 8 @ 6:30p — Virtual
If you are interested in participating in this digital workshop, please register below.
Have you ever wondered what it would be like to be a child in foster care? Or a foster parent? Or how a mom can lose her child to foster care.
Life in Limbo is an interactive workshop by Fostering Great Ideas. In this role play about foster care, participants step into the shoes of birth parents, foster parents, and the displaced children – and learn what it feels like to live their lives. The 90-minute Life in Limbo workshop is transforming for all, whether you are just beginning foster care awareness or are looking for an advocacy or training tool for an established ministry or organization.
Participants grow in empathy for all affected as they learn about the complexities of the child protective system and how to advocate for these children. Today, over 7,000 people have participated in the dynamic experience of Life in Limbo – in the US, Guatemala, Mexico and Peru. To learn more about Life in Limbo, click here.
If you are interested in participating in this workshop with your team, organization, or other group, please register below for one of our upcoming trainings.
Sun, Nov 5 @ 5p — Loop Campus (Room 253/254)
Available in Spanish & in English
Orphans and vulnerable children have experienced traumatic events in their lives, such as abandonment, loss, abuse and neglect. These forms of trauma have the potential to impact every developmental area of a growing child. It can change a child at the core of who they are, impacting how they communicate, attach and behave. Due to past trauma, orphans and vulnerable children have unique needs requiring intentional caregiving strategies.
Moving from being consciously compassionate to competently compassionate is the heartbeat of the Trauma Competent Caregiver training curriculum. It is designed to equip those involved in caring for orphaned and vulnerable children with the knowledge and skills God uses to help wounded children heal and grow into what they were created to be.
To learn more about TCC, visit: https://traumafreeworld.org/.
Before registering, please note that participants must be able to attend the entirety of all sessions. Makeup sessions will not be offered.
Many children have experienced traumatic events in their lives such as abandonment, loss, abuse, and neglect. All children have experienced living through a global pandemic. These forms of trauma have the potential to impact every developmental area of a growing child. It can change a child at the core of who they are, impacting how they communicate, attach, and behave.
This training is geared specifically toward teachers and administrators and helps all educators learn how they can best reach and teach students who have experienced trauma. Moving from being consciously compassionate to competently compassionate is the heartbeat of the Trauma Competent Caregiver training curriculum.
6 CPE hours for Texas teachers are available for this course.
Summer 2024, TBA
The principles of TBRI are the core of our equipping opportunities.
Developed by Dr. Karyn Purvis and her colleagues at the TCU Institute of Child Development, TBRI® is an attachment-based, trauma-informed intervention that is designed to meet the complex needs of vulnerable children. TBRI® uses Empowering Principles to address physical needs, Connecting Principles for attachment needs, and Correcting Principles to disarm fear-based behaviors. While the intervention is based on years of attachment, sensory processing, and neuroscience research, the heartbeat of TBRI® is connection.
If you are interested in participating in a TBRI course, please fill out our interest form below.
Have a question about any of our equipping classes listed above or want more info? Fill out our interest form and a Legacy 68:5 team member will connect with you!