Events

Here are all upcoming events for The CALL around the state.

Please note that many events are for one county only (due to the county-based nature of The CALL’s work).

To find a listing of events for a particular county, find your county here.

May
29
Tue
Information Meeting @ First Baptist Church of Cabot (room 111)
May 29 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

 

Want to FOSTER or ADOPT?  Want to VOLUNTEER?  Want to know more about who we are and what we do?  Do you have questions about FOSTER or ADOPTION CARE? Then we can’t wait to meet you!  Please join us as we partner with DHS in the first step for all of these options.

*Please note that all household adults must attend.

*Childcare is not provided.

May
30
Wed
Service on the Square @ Mountain View, AR courthouse lawn
May 30 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Service on the Square @ Mountain View, AR courthouse lawn

Join us for our first ever Service on the Square in honor of Foster Care Awareness Month!

We will have praise and worship, then William Michael Christian will take the stage to share his story of being a bio, foster and adoptive dad and about the importance of the church being involved in the foster care movement.

New Support Group @ The Summit Church
May 30 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

Meets the last Wednesday of every month in Room 205.

Jun
2
Sat
Parenting Children from Hard Places @ New Start
Jun 2 @ 9:00 am – 12:30 pm
Parenting Children from Hard Places @ New Start | Van Buren | Arkansas | United States

We are pleased to offer this six-session course covering TBRI, Trust-Based Relational Intervention. Each session will cover a different topic, ranging from how the brain develops in a child living in trauma to parenting teenagers.

Each session is $10, which includes childcare and snacks. *Any adult is welcome to attend however, childcare is only available for regular, individual foster homes* You can come to just one of them or all of them, depending on what topics you’re interested in. We are offering a $10 discount if you sign up for all 6 sessions at once. Each session will start at 9:00am and end between 11:30am-1:30pm depending on the topic. You can earn anywhere from 2.5 to 4.5 CEUs per session with a total of 19.0 CEUs if you attend all six.

Dates, times and specific information for each session is listed below. You can sign up at Eventbrite.com for all six sessions here, or for individual sessions in the descriptions below.

Session 1, May 5 TBRI Overview 9:00am to 12:00pm
The Introductory session will explain the principles and concepts behind TBRI, a proven method for enriching the lives of at-risk, vulnerable children, adolescents and their families. The second part of the session will explore the impact of trauma on a developing brain and explains how fear, chronic stress and various types of trauma damage the structure, wiring and chemistry of the brain, putting the child at risk for a lifetime of social, learning and behavioral problems.

We will discover practical advice and tips for leading children of all ages – even teens – to new levels of healing through new and positive experiences and trusting relationships with consistently nurturing caregivers. Register here.

Session 2, May 19 Attachment 9:00am to 12:30pm
We will explore the critical role of attachment in a child’s development. Most of us think of attachment as a loving bond between parent and child. But, what happens if a child doesn’t get nurturing, consistent care from a loving parent early in life? Can a parent love a child or a child love a parent, but still not feel securely connected? And what are the consequences of insecure attachments? The insights and practical advice offered in this session can help any parent, especially those who care for children with histories of trauma. Register here.

Session 3, June 2 Trust-Based Parenting 9:00am to 1:30pm
This session offers in-depth training for parents of children with trauma-based behavioral issues. It is based on more than a decade of research and hands-on work with vulnerable children and their families. These ‘children from hard places’ have experienced abuse, neglect, abandonment and/or trauma in early development. Their survival behaviors can be confusing, frustrating and difficult to manage even for the most patient and loving parents. Register here.

Session 4, June 16 Sensory and Healthy Touch 9:00am to 11:30pm
The first half of this training will offer insight and understanding about sensory issues hat may make it difficult for a child to function at home and school. You will learn to recognize the difference between sensory problems and problem behaviors and how to help children overcome everyday struggles that hamper their success. The second half of the training will explore the importance of touch, particularly as a tool for promoting healing and developing deeper connections between parents and children. Register here.

Session 5, July 7 Playful Interaction 9:00am to 11:30pm
Play is central to a child’s well-being now and in the future. Through play, children learn to develop the social and emotional skills they need to succeed in life. This session outlines the importance of play and provides practical examples of playful interaction from the Institute of Child Development’s Hope Connection Camp. Register here.

Session 6, July 21 TBRI for Teens 9:00am to 12:00pm
Developing a trusting relationship with any teenager can be a challenge. For teenagers with traumatic backgrounds of abuse, neglect or broken homes, it’s especially challenging for both the teens and the adults who care for them.

We will follow a dozen youth, ages 11-18, and a dozen staffers throughout a four-day camp in Waco, TX. We will see the remarkable changes in the teens and the adults as they put TBRI into practice. Register here.

For more information please email Emily at etreadaway@thecallinarkansas.org or call 479-353-0767.

Parenting Children from Hard Places – Session 3 @ New Start Children and Families
Jun 2 @ 9:00 am – 11:30 am
Parenting Children from Hard Places - Session 3 @ New Start Children and Families | Van Buren | Arkansas | United States

We are pleased to offer this six-session course covering TBRI, Trust-Based Relational Intervention. Each session will cover a different topic, ranging from how the brain develops in a child living in trauma to parenting teenagers.

Each session is $10, which includes childcare and snacks. *Any adult is welcome to attend however, childcare is only available for regular, individual foster homes* You can come to just one of them or all of them, depending on what topics you’re interested in. We are offering a $10 discount if you sign up for all 6 sessions at once. Each session will start at 9:00am and end between 11:30am-1:30pm depending on the topic. You can earn anywhere from 2.5 to 4.5 CEUs per session with a total of 19.0 CEUs if you attend all six.

Dates, times and specific information for each session is listed below. You can sign up at Eventbrite.com for all six sessions here, or for individual sessions in the descriptions below.

Session 1, May 5 TBRI Overview 9:00am to 12:00pm
The Introductory session will explain the principles and concepts behind TBRI, a proven method for enriching the lives of at-risk, vulnerable children, adolescents and their families. The second part of the session will explore the impact of trauma on a developing brain and explains how fear, chronic stress and various types of trauma damage the structure, wiring and chemistry of the brain, putting the child at risk for a lifetime of social, learning and behavioral problems.

We will discover practical advice and tips for leading children of all ages – even teens – to new levels of healing through new and positive experiences and trusting relationships with consistently nurturing caregivers. Register here.

Session 2, May 19 Attachment 9:00am to 12:30pm
We will explore the critical role of attachment in a child’s development. Most of us think of attachment as a loving bond between parent and child. But, what happens if a child doesn’t get nurturing, consistent care from a loving parent early in life? Can a parent love a child or a child love a parent, but still not feel securely connected? And what are the consequences of insecure attachments? The insights and practical advice offered in this session can help any parent, especially those who care for children with histories of trauma. Register here.

Session 3, June 2 Trust-Based Parenting 9:00am to 1:30pm
This session offers in-depth training for parents of children with trauma-based behavioral issues. It is based on more than a decade of research and hands-on work with vulnerable children and their families. These ‘children from hard places’ have experienced abuse, neglect, abandonment and/or trauma in early development. Their survival behaviors can be confusing, frustrating and difficult to manage even for the most patient and loving parents. Register here.

Session 4, TBA Sensory and Healthy Touch 9:00am to 11:30pm
The first half of this training will offer insight and understanding about sensory issues hat may make it difficult for a child to function at home and school. You will learn to recognize the difference between sensory problems and problem behaviors and how to help children overcome everyday struggles that hamper their success. The second half of the training will explore the importance of touch, particularly as a tool for promoting healing and developing deeper connections between parents and children. Register here.

Session 5, TBA Playful Interaction 9:00am to 11:30pm
Play is central to a child’s well-being now and in the future. Through play, children learn to develop the social and emotional skills they need to succeed in life. This session outlines the importance of play and provides practical examples of playful interaction from the Institute of Child Development’s Hope Connection Camp. Register here.

Session 6, TBA TBRI for Teens 9:00am to 12:00pm
Developing a trusting relationship with any teenager can be a challenge. For teenagers with traumatic backgrounds of abuse, neglect or broken homes, it’s especially challenging for both the teens and the adults who care for them.

We will follow a dozen youth, ages 11-18, and a dozen staffers throughout a four-day camp in Waco, TX. We will see the remarkable changes in the teens and the adults as they put TBRI into practice. Register here.

For more information please email Emily at etreadaway@thecallinarkansas.org or call 479-353-0767.

Sherwood CALL Mall Open @ Victory Baptist Church
Jun 2 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Foster parents and caseworkers are invited to come and select FREE consignment-quality clothing and shoes for foster children. Clothing is organized on racks by size — ranging from infant through elementary school age. Baby items such as blankets, bedding, cribs, swings, pack-n-plays, etc, are often available as well. Items needed include: more infant and toddler clothing, baby items, diapers, uniforms. The CALL Mall does not accept adult clothing. Donations can be brought on Fridays or by appointment. For more information, contact Carolyn Hanks at 501-425-7194 or Joanna Bearden at 501-626-9337.

“Get on Board” Dinner @ Bethel #1 Missionary Baptist Church
Jun 2 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm

We will be hosting a volunteer appreciation and recruitment dinner on Saturday, June 2nd. This is for all current volunteers and anyone that might have a desire to help us help the children of Arkansas.The meal will be catered by The Wood Shed and our guest speaker will be Kassie Atwood, co-owner of The Wood Shed and a foster / adoptive mom! Call Lisa Prescott for more information and tickets. We hope you will join us for this special event.

Will YOU answer His call?

Jun
4
Mon
June Info Meeting @ Flagstone Church of Christ
Jun 4 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Learn about the process to become a foster or adoptive parent or other ways to volunteer to help foster parents as well as children in care.

WLR CALL Mall Open @ Markham Street Baptist Church
Jun 4 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Foster parents and caseworkers are invited to come and select FREE consignment-quality clothing and shoes for foster children.

The entrance door is the one closest to Chip’s Barbeque. Park at the curb by the church office entrance.

Yell County Information Meeting @ TBA
Jun 4 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm