Thrive Conference Tickets are free but you must register for this event.  

Visit WWW.hopescloset/thrive.org to register

Schedule:
Saturday
8:15 am Registration and Doughnuts: Visit Vendor Booths
8:45 am Welcome and Intro
9:00 am Keynote Session One
Live Like You Were Dying: John Ward
A message of inspiration and encouragement. A message that will bring hope to you as a foster/adoptive parent and will inspire us all to pursue our calling and to live life to its fullest. An encouragement to dare, to dream, to persevere and to enjoy both the small gifts and the large laughs that life presents.
9:45 am Break
10:00 am Breakout Session A
1. Living with a RAD Child: John Ward 
Learn practical ways of parenting children with RAD as well as discovering tools and techniques to help maintain your sanity.  You will also discover how to use “The Dynamic Dozen” powerful techniques.
2. Enneagram: Marla Davis
Understanding the different personalities in your home and how to support healthy growth and conflict resolution.
3. Advocating for Your Child in the Schools: Allison Gajramsingh
Trauma may interfere with your child’s learning.What options do you have for education and support?
4. Helping Your Child Understand Their Story: Jayne Schooler and David Schooler
This session will focus in on giving adoptive parents the tools needed to help their children understand their story.
11:15 am Keynote Session Two 
Trauma Informed Care: Dr. Kim Rosenzweig
Practical ways to parent children who have experienced trauma.
12:00 pm Lunch (Chick-fil-A), Visit Vendor Booths
12:45 pm Breakout Session B
1. Living With a RAD Child: John Ward 
Learn practical ways of parenting children with RAD as well as discovering tools and techniques to help maintain your sanity.  You will also discover how to use “The Dynamic Dozen” powerful techniques.
2. Multi-Racial Families Embracing Differences: Judge Randy Rogers 
Judge Rogers has researched the beauty and challenges of living in a multi-racial family.After countless interviews he has compiled stories and challenges that adoptive families may face.
3. Impact of Adoption & Foster on Birth and Other Permanent Children: Jayne Schooler 
Adoption is a full family adventure.How does this decision impact each person in the family?
4. Self-Harm and Trauma: Kristen Smith
How to identify self-harmful behaviors and strategies to come alongside someone who is struggling with self-harm. How self-harm relates to trauma.
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2:00 pm Seed Groups One “THRIVE on Shared Experiences.” (Max 8 participants per seed group)
1.Road Map to Development
2.International Adoption
3.Clinical Options When We Don’t Know the Medical History-
4.Diverse Learning Needs
5.Nutrition and Food Insecurities- Pati Green (Benison Contact)
6.Q and A on RAD John Ward
7.Q and A on Post Adoption Services Ohio KAN
8.Suicide Prevention 
9.Faith Based Support Tyler Green
10.Self Harm Kristen Smith with Envision Partnerships
11.Coming to Terms with Your Own History/Life Story Jayne Schooler and Dr. David Schooler
12.Multi Racial Conversation Q&A Randy Rogers
13.Police Department – Personal Safety Internet Safety
14. Strengthening your Marriage Heather Vandenbark
15. Adopted Adult Q & A 
3:00 pm Seed Groups Two “THRIVE on Shared Experiences.” (Max 8 participants per seed group)
4:00 pm Event Ending

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