April 20, 2024 : Trauma Informed Care Training Conference

Oak Mountain Presbyterian Church, 5080 Cahaba Valley Trace, Birmingham, AL 35242
Registration opens at 8 am, Event begins at 8:30 am

Calling all surrounding teachers, foster parents, counselors, church ministries and social workers! You are invited to our Trauma Informed Care Training Conference where you can learn about the trauma that occurs to foster youth. Please save the date and feel free to share with anyone that may be interested. Teachers and counselors can receive training certificates and Alabama social workers can receive 3.5 – 4 continuing education hours to fulfill state requirements for $15. Foster parents and families receive certificates and 3.5 – 4 continuing education hours to fulfill state requirements at no charge. REGISTER HERE today!



Introduction to Trauma
         Beau Armistead of Sojourn Counseling

What are ACES and BCES and How We Can Parent Children in Foster Care Better from This Knowledge?
         Kelly Arant of Pathways Professional Counseling and Rob Marshall of Alabama Baptist Children’s Home

Responding to the Unique Needs of Older Children and Teens
         Aren Williams of Lifeline Children’s Services

Challenges of Independence
         Mark and Dori Carpenter of Created Ministries


Sundays 3:30 pm: Grandparents Raising Grandkids

3201 Mountain Ridge Circle, Inverness, AL 35242
On-going: Every Sunday at 3:30 pm

Did you know it takes about 3 years for grandparents to learn how to be parents again? After Sunday service, consider joining us to hear from our Foster Coalition team. We’ll be discussing all things surrounding the topic of Grandparents Raising Grandkids. Speakers are Paul Berry, founder of Foster Coalition, and his wife Robbie. The event is held at Paul’s home in Meadowbrook. Please RSVP if you plan to attend: email Paul at or CONTACT US HERE. We hope to see you there!