Clinics/Trainings

Care Community Clinics (previously Advocate Clinics)

Learn how to care for vulnerable kids and their families through a step-by-step model called Family Advocacy Ministries (FAMs). FAMs create much-needed support for foster, adoptive, and kinship families in crisis. During this clinic, we’ll equip you on how to build and lead a successful FAM, with a focus on developing Care Communities to support foster, adoptive, and kinship families within your local church, so you can help provide what vulnerable children need most – strong families.

REGISTER FOR AN UPCOMING CLINIC BELOW:

*Clinic certification requires a 5-hour investment; approximately 1.5 hours of independent work prior to the 1.5 and 2 hour Care Community Clinic webinars.

 

Tuesday, June 25 & Wednesday, June 26

7:00 pm – 9:00 pm EST – Promise686, Virtual Clinic

REGISTER HERE

*Registration for this event closes on Tuesday, June 18 at 5 pm.

**This is a two-night event – attendees must be able to attend both nights

In order to sign up for this clinic, you must be able to attend a virtual 30-minute pre-clinic meeting Thursday, June 20 at 12 PM. When you sign up for this advocate clinic, you are committing to be available for this pre-clinic meeting.

 

Saturday, August 17

10:00 am – 2:00 pm EST – Promise686, Virtual Clinic

REGISTER HERE

*Registration for this event closes on Friday, August 9 at 5 pm. 

In order to sign up for this clinic, you must be able to attend a virtual 30-minute pre-clinic meeting Thursday, August 15 at 12 PM. When you sign up for this advocate clinic, you are committing to be available for this pre-clinic meeting.

 

FAM BASIC CLINICS

Why attend the FAM Basics Clinic? We want to support you in the work you are already doing and equip you with the tools and resources to continue to grow in the ways you serve vulnerable children and families.

This live webinar is ideal for all levels of engagement. 

In this introductory course, you will learn the essentials of engaging your church in caring for vulnerable kids and families. No matter the size of your church and no matter how you plan to engage, you will benefit from learning the best practices of the model called Family Advocacy Ministries (FAMs).

REGISTER FOR AN UPCOMING CLINIC BELOW:

 

Tuesday, June 25

7:00 – 9:00 pm EST – Promise686, Virtual Clinic

REGISTER HERE

*Registration for this event closes on Tuesday, June 18 at 5 pm. 

Saturday, August 17

10:00 am – 12:00 pm EST – Promise686, Virtual Clinic

REGISTER HERE

*Registration for this event closes on Friday, August 9 at 5 pm. 

 

 

TBRI Caregiver Training

Trust Based Relational Intervention® (TBRI) is a trauma-informed attachment-based approach to caring for children who have experienced developmental trauma. Learn the Connecting, Empowering, and Correcting Principles to bring hope and healing to your home.

*Training certification requires a five-hour investment

VIEW TBRI TRAINING DATES/REGISTER

VIEW STATEWIDE ADOPTION TRAINING DATES/REGISTER

 

FAMILIES COUNT

Families Count is a 6-week biblical parenting education & mentorship ministry that allows the local church to minister to biological families involved with DSS.  Created by Lifeline Children’s Services, local churches receive training and support to facilitate this ministry at their church for their local community.  To watch a video about this ministry and learn more, visit www.lifelinechild.org/families-count.

Churches and foster families may refer biological families to Families Count classes in their area.  All Families Count classes in SC are listed on this website – www.familiescountsc.com.

“As I came to this clinic, I felt overwhelmed with wanting to start something at my church but not knowing exactly what it would look like or where to start … but this is IT! God put this vision in my heart, and now holding the blueprints to help it come together is a true gift. Also, Catie and Jessi were amazing! They did a great job teaching and interacting with just a computer screen. I was super impressed! The resources you have to offer to launch a FAM are amazing. It is SO good to not have to reinvent the wheel. Thank you!”

– Church Advocate & Clinic Graduate, Virtual Clinic

 

“I just want to say how much I appreciate Promise686. It was such a blessing to find out that the vision God put in my heart already existed with an amazing support system already in place to back it up. I never imagined that I would have not only the tools I need for an effective ministry at my fingertips, but also a personal mentor and support coach to make sure our ministry is successful. Promise686 has been a dream come true. I cannot imagine how much time and energy it would take for me if I were on my own. By simply attending a training I feel ready and equipped to immediately start a ministry that can effectively serve the people of our church. Thank you, thank you, thank you… for being so available.”

– Church Advocate & Clinic Graduate, Beaufort, SC