July MCFAPA Training – 7/22/19

Join us on Monday, July 22nd from 6PM-7:30PM at DHR as Rebekah Smith comes to talk about the very latest in Trauma Informed Care.

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Some of the topics covered will include:
-Trauma definitions
-Adverse Childhood Event’s study (ACE’s) and how this relates to foster care
-The biology of trauma
-Trauma-informed care and applications: The six principles of safety, collaboration, trustworthiness/transparency, peer support, empowerment/choice, and culture.
-The role of self-care
-Hope

About Rebekah:
Rebekah is currently a social worker that specializes in trauma informed care. She was born and raised in the Pacific Northwest. She attended Walla Walla University in Washington where she graduated in 2015 with a Bachelor of Social Work degree as well as a Bachelor of Science in Theology. After graduating, she and her husband moved to Nashville where she worked as a mental health case manager. In 2016, they moved to the Philadelphia area in Pennsylvania where they both worked as teachers. Rebekah was a 6th grade teacher for two years before deciding to return to school for her Masters of Social Work degree.

They moved, once again, to Huntsville and are finally settling down. She is nearing the end of her program at Edinboro University which is specializing in trauma and trauma-informed care. Rebekah is very passionate about helping others in ways that truly makes a difference and is excited to call Huntsville home!

RSVP Link for childcare HERE!

Directions to DHR: HERE!

Foster Care Expo – Sunday, June 2nd

Join MCFAPA at the 1st Annual Foster Care Expo presented by Legacy Health Connections and their B.A.L.M. Foster Care Program. We will be exhibiting alongside other local resources for foster families on Sunday, June 2nd from 3:00-5:00 PM at First Seventh-Day Adventist Church located at 1303 Evangel Dr. NW, Huntsville, Alabama 35816.

More info by clicking here.

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