Foster Care & Adoption

Foster and Adopt Community Monthly Gathering

When:

Thursday August 17th, 2017 6:30-8:00pm

Where:

Central Christian Church - Gilbert Campus - The Lodge

Description:

Please join Central as we host Dr. Roderick Logan from Christian Family Care for a training session on Counting the Cost – Preparing Parents for Adoptive Placement.

This course is designed primarily with parents in mind. It is intended to inform and educate mothers and fathers on the various costs associated with adoption or extended fostering of a child or siblings, previously removed from the birth family, and placed into the state’s foster care system. By “costs” it is meant, what are the obligations an adopting or fostering family (including the biological children) expect to be asked to commit; what might they need to sacrifice on behalf of the health and welfare of the child or children they seek to care for and/or make their own? Participates can expect to gain insights on setting realistic expectations for themselves. The course content includes an introduction to attachment trauma, Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACE’s), pathways to resilience, and what it means to be a trauma-informed parent.

Presenting is Dr. Roderick Logan, DPTh, CFTP. Roderick is an Adoption Educator and Trauma Professional with Christian Family Care. He provides parent-focused, in-home WRAP service that coaches parents through the precarious early days of match, transition, and post-placement. He is a presenter and curriculum developer for CFC’s Parent University. Roderick has a Master’s in Biblical Counseling, a Doctorate in Practical Theology, and is a Certified Family Trauma Professional with ATI and IATP. He has first-hand experience and knowledge of the Arizona adoption and foster care systems and counseling trauma impacted individuals. Roderick and his wife, Melody, have been married 38 years. They raised 3 children and have 8 grandchildren; one of whom was adopted through Arizona’s DCS


Central's monthly gathering is geared for providing foster families a place to gather with other foster families and relax and unwind while at the same time learning both from a evangelical and non-evangelical perspective.


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