Supportive Facilitated Discussion Group: Dancing With a Porcupine Book Club

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.

Caregiver Support and Information
Child Abuse and Neglect
Child Development, Health and Well-Being, Education
Team Building and Support
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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.
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