Supportive Facilitated Discussion Group: Dancing With a Porcupine Book Club
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Join us for Book Club! The CaRES team leads you through a reading and discussion of “Dancing with a Porcupine” by Jennie Owens.

“Dancing with a Porcupine” shares the compelling story of the author’s struggle to save her own life while caring for three children she and her husband adopted from foster care.

In the three sessions, you will discuss themes including: self-care; trauma-informed care; expectations and hurt feelings; compassion fatigue; and balancing real life with the outside pressure to look like you are doing it all well.

Topics: 
Caregiver Support and Information
Child Abuse and Neglect
Child Development, Health and Well-Being, Education
Parenting
Team Building and Support
Trauma
Delivery Method: 
Webinar
Training Level: 
In-Service
Hours: 
6
Audience: 
Caregivers
Pre-Learning Assignments: 
Please obtain a copy of "Dancing with a Porcupine" by Jennie Owens and read chapters 1-8 prior to the first discussion session.
Course Requires Coaching Session?: 
No
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  • Jun 2, 2022 2:00PM to 4:00PM
  • Jun 9, 2022 2:00PM to 4:00PM
  • Jun 16, 2022 2:00PM to 4:00PM