Want a deeper look into the foster care system and its impact on children and families? We’re hosting three different in-depth presentations in 2019 that will also include interactive panel discussions with staff members who are experts in the field.

RSVP to kimberlyjohnson@foster-adopt.org

 

Monday, March 4, 2019, 6-8pm

Foster & Adoptive Care Coalition
1750 S. Brentwood Blvd. Ste. 210
St. Louis, MO 63144

“Remembering Trauma: Connecting the Dots between Complex Trauma and Misdiagnosis in Youth” is a short film (16 minutes) that highlights the story of a traumatized youth from early childhood to older adolescence illustrating his trauma reactions and interactions with various service providers (including probation officer, school counselor, and therapist). This product was created in order to support the critical importance of using a trauma lens within child-serving systems and the potentially detrimental impact of not incorporating a trauma framework.

 

Monday, July 15, 2019, 6-8pm

Foster & Adoptive Care Coalition
1750 S. Brentwood Blvd. Ste. 210
St. Louis, MO 63144

Unlocking the Heart of Adoption gives the viewer a powerful way to understand what ‘adoption as a lifelong process’ means today. It provides a window into the lifelong process of adoption following the path of relinquishment, adoption, growing up adopted, raising an adopted child, years of silence and shame, and searching for answers to unasked questions. In the process, they explain what the universal issues of “identity” “loss” and “needing to know the truth” mean to them.

 

Monday, November 25, 2019. 8:30am-12pm

Foster & Adoptive Care Coalition
1750 S. Brentwood Blvd. Ste. 210
St. Louis, MO 63144

Journey Home™ is a foster care simulation where participates will take a bus ride around the city of St. Louis to experience the child welfare system from the perspective of a child, and hear from the experts and families who help them find stability.  Stops include the Children’s Division, Cardinal Glennon Children’s Medical Center, the Children’s Advocacy Center, and St. Louis City Family Court.  Members of the St. Louis Police Department and social workers will share recollections from the field along the ride.