Friday March 22, 2019 : Friday Institute with Michael Trout

9:15 – 10:15am:  Trauma: Definitions and Mental Sequelae

10:15 – 10:30am:  Break

10:30 – 11:45am: What about intergenerational transmission?

10:45 – 12:00pm:  Q&A

12:00 – 1:00pm:  Lunch

1:00 – 2:30pm: And then there are the Families…

2:30-2:45pm:  Break

2:45 – 4:00pm:  How to Intervene

7:00-8:00pm: Building Our Thriving Relationships : Update & Discussion: Lots has been happening during the past year for our foster family community. Please join us to discuss outcomes of the Foster Parent Workgroup’s collaborative efforts to address the challenges that foster parents face. Learn more about and meet some of VT’s newest foster parent mentors and RPC+ graduates and see old friends. This gathering will be hosted by Erinn Rolland-Forkey and Karen Shea. All caregivers and staff are welcome to drop by.

Saturday March 23, 2019

7:30-9:00am: Registration & Continental Breakfast

8:00-8:45am: Welcome and VFAFA Business Meeting

9:00-10:15am: Keynote, Sara Forward: Claiming Your Calm: The hopeful news about parenting a child amid adversity.  Our keynote session will explore the back and forth of caregiving and compassionate responses within families.  As scientists uncover new mechanisms of co-regulation and caregiving brain responses, there is so much hope for families working with children who have lived through trauma and adversity.  Hope for healing from within for children AND the adults who love them.

10:15-10:30am: Break

10:30-12:00pm: Workshop Session 1 (descriptions can be found here)

12:00pm: Lunch on Your Own *the front desk can recommend many local places within walking distance.

1:30-3:00pm: Workshop Session 2 (descriptions can be found here)

3:15-4:30pm: Optional Extra Sessions

(Extra Session descriptions can be found here)

6:30-9:30pm: Dinner & Dancing – Celebrating Our Awesome Families!

Sunday March 24, 2019

7:30-10:00am: Buffet Breakfast

9:00-10:30am: Closing with Aron Steward