Thank you to Christ Central for hosting a wildly successful Parents’ Night Out over Labor Day weekend. With their team of volunteers, parents were able to enjoy a few kid-free hours to splurge on a date, run some errands, or enjoy the sweet sound of silence. The 35 kiddos had a blast playing games, singing songs, and making some fun crafts. Christ Central, thank you for blessing these families!
Where: Morgan Hill Bible Church
Topic: The Role of Shame in the Life of the Adopted and Foster Child
Where: New Life Church
This training will be led by Donna Erickson. Donna has been a Foster Parent Trainer with the Foster and Kinship Care Education Program of the Department of Family and Children Services in Santa Clara County for the past 30 years. Being a former foster child herself enables her to also speak from a place of personal experience.
Adoptive, foster, and kinship children often experience physical and emotional deficits. These deficits can show up in the child as challenging behaviors. Based on the most current research, this training will go over simple approaches that will help caregivers manage and redirect these behaviors. Topics will include:
- Looking at stress differently
- How the ‘Cognitive Triangle’ affects behavior
- Overcoming resistance to change
- Memories/past experiences
Childcare RSVPs are required each month so that we can plan accordingly. Please be aware that if you do not RSVP we may be unable to provide childcare for your child.
FIRST ANNUAL HARVEST CELEBRATION
FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 8TH
7:00 – 9:00 PM
MENLO CHURCH, SAN JOSE CAMPUS
Don’t miss this opportunity to come together as a family for worship, for encouragement, and to celebrate the harvest! God has been doing amazing things through the work and volunteers of Help One Child.
Mike & Kristin Berry
Volunteer of the Year
State of the Union
Help One Child and Peninsula Covenant Church are hosting a cornhole tournament for adoptive, foster, and kinship dads. This is a fun way to hang out with and get to know other dads who have a similar day to day experience as you.
Saturday, October 12th
We believe parent education can make a huge impact on a child. It affects their life, day in and day out. Take a look at the different trainings coming up with childcare needed.
We are in need of a few volunteers to help with childcare for our Monthly Parent Training for adoptive, foster, and kinship parents. This monthly training takes place on Sunday afternoons at New Life Church in Cupertino.
We are looking for monthly volunteers to provide childcare for our new Redwood City support group hosted at Peninsula Covenant Church.