BELIEVE 2017 – A Community Event

Judge R. Michael Key, the Trauma Responsive Community Project, the Troup County Foster Care Collaborative, and the Troup County School System would like to invite you to BELIEVE 2017- A Community Event. Below is a brief description of the event with links for additional information. We hope to see you there!

Tuesday, June 20, 2017 from 6:00 pm until 8:00 pm First Baptist Church in the New Life Building 207 West Haralson Street LaGrange Georgia “Fostering Hope” While we aren’t all called to do the same thing, we can certainly all do something!

Call to action – We currently have over a hundred children placed in foster care and hundreds more at substantial risk of being removed without community or state intervention. Due to a shortage of Troup County foster homes, approximately 50% of our foster children are placed out-of-county, separating them from all familiar connections- Let’s bring these children home! If you don’t feel called to add to your family, there is still so much you can do. Come learn how you can be a Champion of Hope not only to these children but for all children who have experienced trauma. We will also honor our relative and foster families who have opened their homes and are making a difference in the lives of our most vulnerable children!

Keynote speaker: You don’t want to miss the opportunity to hear the nationally renowned author and speaker, Sue Badeau, share personal stories of hope and healing.

This is a free event and open to the public. *Registration is not required to attend the event.

Free childcare provided. Registration required. For additional information or to register for childcare, please click the following link: https://believe2017-fosteringhope. eventbrite.com Thursday, June 22, 2017 From 8:30 am until 12:15 pm. Troup High School Fine Arts Auditorium 1920 Hamilton Road LaGrange Georgia.

“Stressed Brains Can’t Learn: Trauma-Informed Care-A Shift in Perspective” You are invited to a special screening of the award winning documentary Paper Tigers. Immediately following the screening will be an open discussion on Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACES) and Trauma-Informed Care (TIC) led by Dr. Shanta Dube, one of the original investigators on the ACE study.

This screening is open to the public and free to attend. Registration is not required. Seating is on a first come, first serve basis.

*Viewer discretion is advised for strong language and may not be suitable for children under the age of 14. For more information on Paper Tigers, visit www.PaperTigersMovie.c om Who should attend: Teachers, Counselors, Administrators, Support Staff, School Resource Officers, High School Students, Parents, Mental Health Professionals, Education Stakeholders, Law enforcement, DJJ, Judges, Probation Officers, and anyone who works with vulnerable youth in any capacity. Please click the following link for additional information.

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Thursday, June 22, 2017 from 5:30 pm until 8:00 pm First Baptist Church in the New Life Building 207 West Haralson Street LaGrange Georgia Trauma-Informed Care Seminar: “Translating Principle into Practice” As science increases our knowledge and understanding of the impact of trauma on children; Community providers need to be better equipped to use trauma-responsive practices. This involves understanding the impact of trauma on children and the importance of utilizing evidence-informed approaches that improve opportunities for healing. *This seminar is approved for 2 clock hours by Bright from the Start for early child care providers and educators. Become inspired and better equipped to implement a trauma informed responsive approach to caring for children.

Keynote Speaker: Sue Badeau. Sue is nationally renowned author, passionate speaker, and authority on trauma.

This event is open to the public and free of charge. *Registration is not required to attend Free childcare provided. Registration required.

Who Should Attend: All childcare providers, parents, teachers, pastors, health care professionals, mental health providers, child welfare workers, counselors, social workers, mentors, and anyone who works with vulnerable children in any capacity. All are welcome to attend.

For additional information or to register for childcare, please click the following link: https:// believe2017expandingtic. eventbrite.com Flyers attached, please help spread the word!

A Special Thank You to our Sponsors: Troup County Department of Children and Family Services, An Anonymous Donor, and to First Baptist Church for graciously offering their facilities and resources.

Contact Us: Email: Bjones@troupco.org Phone: 1 (800) BELIEVE