Summer Series 2019

Jun 6, 2019 ACE Scores in the Classroom and Vulnerable Children

Guest: Robbie McCamman

Join former school administrator and program director for Mending the Soul’s Vulnerable Child curriculum, Robbie McCamman for a discussion on the influence of ACE (Adverse Childhood Experiences) score on children, how significant adults (teachers, caregivers, parents, foster parents, etc…) can impact their lives and what Mending the Soul has done to help.

 

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Jun 13, 2019 Raising Medically Complex/Fragile Children

Guest: Stephanie Starks

Stephanie Starks is mom to three lovely little girls, one of whom was almost lost to CHD. She shares unique perspectives on motherhood, what it means to parent a child who is medically complex and what she wishes other people knew.

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Jun 20, 2019 Adoption and Reactive Attachment Disorder

Guest: Cynthia Hellman

Cynthia Hellman is a mom to 3 biological children and 2 adopted children. Her family is unique and yet totally normal. Cynthia is honest about the difficulties of being an adoptive mom and about the challenges facing her adopted daughters. You’ll enjoy her candor, humor and honest and find the information she provides really helpful in navigating your own adoption story or in having empathy for those around you.

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Jun 27, 2019 When Childhood Trauma Disrupts Marriage

Guests: John and Caryn Amandola

John and Caryn Amandola were both surprised when Caryn’s childhood trauma began to cause disruption in their marriage. They will share openly and uniquely how this impacted them individually, as parents and as ministry partners pastoring a church.

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Jul 11, 2019 Young Children and Play Therapy

Guest: Sam Kingma and Stephanie Otte

You will hear from Sam Kingma and Stephanie Otte who are experienced with play therapy and who are highly skilled in treating children dealing with trauma. They will share their expert knowledge of how children can process trauma through therapy, how trauma impacts young children and how parents and caregivers can help the little people in their lives cope and heal.

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Jul 18, 2019 Spiritual Abuse

Guest: Tim Sullivan

Tim Sullivan is a pastor and has a lot of experience dealing with spiritual abuse. Join us to learn more about what spiritual abuse is, what it looks like, how to address it and how we can find healing in our relationship with God and the Church.

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Jul 25, 2019 What Happens When My Kids Are Victimized

Shanell’s world was rocked when it was revealed that her daughters had been sexually victimized and more so that her husband was the perpetrator. Shanell is honest about the mistakes and missteps toward healing that were taken and is an outspoken advocate for healing. Shanell is also Mending the Soul’s Basic program director and has years of experience working with parents of victims and victims themselves in multiple capacities.

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Aug 1, 2019 Dealing with Divorce with Healing in Mind

Guest: Hannah Benedict

Hannah, Professional Counselor, mom and adjunct facilitator trainer for Mending the Soul will share the story of how she has dealt with the transition from marriage to a divorced single mom of two boys.

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Aug 8, 2019 How Trauma Influences Learning and How Healing Can Help

Guest: Jessi Sigander

Jessi Sigander has her PhD in education and has spent years working with students in at-risk populations. She was given a new challenge when she discovered her daughter had dyslexia. Through her research and helping her daughter navigate new ways of learning, Jessi discovered the profound impact healing from and processing trauma can have on the brain’s ability to learn.

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Aug 15, 2019 Protecting Children from Predators

Guest: Steffi Butler

Steffi is a Marriage and Family Therapist Intern, she has been a Mending the Soul facilitator for over 10 years and an outspoken advocate for protecting children from predators for the majority of her adult life. Join her as she shares key information about predators – who they are and how you can help protect your children from them.

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Aug 29, 2019 How Should the Church Respond to #MeToo

Guest: Steve Tracy

Steve Tracy author of Mending the Soul and co-founder of Mending the Soul Org has written extensively on the topics of abuse and trauma. His experience as a pastor who was once unaware of trauma, its effects and how the church was failing to deal with it is chronicled in Mending the Soul. Join us to hear what Steve has to say about the current developments with the #MeToo movement and how he believes we, as the church, ought to be addressing it.

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