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Classes and Trainings

Equip

Legacy 685 equips families with relevant, Biblical, trauma-informed resources. Classes and trainings are taught by adoptive and foster parents and/or Staff trainers.

MilestonesTBRIEmpowered to ConnectTrauma Competent CaregiverLife in LimboPre-Placement Workshop


Milestones

Each semester, the Legacy 685 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!

Milestones

THE LOOP

All In

301 >> Special Situation
Every Thu, Jan 28-Mar 11 @ 11:20a-12:30p — Online Only
T Jenny Sheets
C Jenny.Sheets@HoustonsFirst.org

ALL IN Orphan Care is a six-session study designed to prepare and equip those who are exploring the invitation to foster care, adoption or some aspect of supporting families. The six sessions include: A "Clear and Compelling" Why, and the Theology of Our Redemption. The book will be provided in advance of the first meeting. NOTE: Registration Required.

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Waiting in Hope

301 >> Special Situation
Every other Mon, Jan 25-Apr 19 @ 6:30p-8p — Online only
T Amy Skinner

This infertility support group was created to walk alongside those struggling with the grief of difficulty conceiving whether it's infertility, miscarriage, prolonged “waiting” or those waiting to adopt. There is hope to be found during this season of waiting. Genuine, life-giving help can come from others walking this journey together. Our goal is that this group and our events would be a source of hope, strength, insight, freedom and honest heartfelt encouragement to those walking through what can feel like a very long and rocky path. Email hello@waitinginhopeinfertility.com for questions or specific meeting dates.

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TBRI

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.

To learn more about TBRI, visit their website here or visit their YouTube channel here.

If you are interested in participating in a TBRI course, please fill out our interest form below.

TBRI Interest Form


Empowered to Connect

Empowered to Connect (ETC), developed by Michael and Amy Monroe, is an attachment rich community focused program that exists to support, resource, and educate caregivers.

ETC’s resources and trainings are especially helpful for caregivers of children who have experienced adverse childhood experiences (ACEs), toxic stress, and maltreatment. We fundamentally believe that every human being has great capacity to grow and overcome adversity when cared for in supportive, connected, and nurturing environments.

To learn more about Empowered to Connect, visit their website here or visit their YouTube channel here.

ETC Pre-Adopt/Foster Parent Training - Prepare Course

Designed as a precursor to adoption/foster care, this six-week course will provide parents with knowledge and tools as they begin their journey.

ETC Post-Adopt/Foster Parent Training - Connect Course

Designed to equip parents with a holistic understanding of the complex needs and development of adopted and foster children, this nine-week course will empower you with the tools and strategies to effectively meet those needs, build trust, and help your children heal and grow.

If you are interested in participating in an ETC course, please fill out our interest form below.

ETC Interest Form


Trauma Competent Caregiver

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. This training series, developed by Back2Back Ministries, is evidenced-based and rooted in a Biblical foundation. 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/.

If you are interested in receiving this 9-module series fill out our interest form below.

Trauma Competent Caregiver Interest Form

Upcoming Training

Mondays, Apr 19, May 3, May 24 @ 8:30a–4:30p

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Life in Limbo

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 fill out our interest form below.

Life in Limbo Interest Form


Pre-Placement Workshop

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.

If you are interested in participating in this digital workshop, please fill out our interest form below.

Pre-Placement Workshop Interest Form

UPCOMING WORKSHOP

Register here for our next digital class that starts Wednesday, Apr 14, 2021.

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