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Sequoia Conference Center

901 Myrtle Avenue

Eureka, CA 95501

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Learn how YOU can make a difference in the Foster Care and Adoption Community.

  • Guest Speaker: Jason Johnson

    Jason is a foster and adoptive father and regular writer and speaker on orphan care related issues. After growing up in a ministry home Jason began working at a church in college and spent nearly 14 years in pastoral ministry. In 2008 Jason planted a church in North Houston through which he helped co-found The Orphan Care Network, a non-profit committed to serving, supporting and equipping foster and adoptive families.

    In 2013, with the combined church ministry and foster and adoptive experience, Jason began working for an organization helping church leaders implement structure, strategy and sustainable mechanisms of orphan care ministry within their churches. This ultimately led him to his current role as the Director of the National Church Ministry Initiative with Christian Alliance for Orphans.

    Jason is the author of ALL IN Orphan Care and blogs regularly at www.jasonjohnsonblog.com. He has a deep passion to see the gospel catalyze a movement of orphan care within the Church around the world.

    Jason and his wife, Emily, live in Texas with their four daughters and enjoy whatever it is they’re doing, as long as it’s together. By attending the opening and closing general session with Jason Johnson you will receive 2 hours of continuing education for your RFA certification renewal.



  • Breakout Sessions: Choose one of the following tracks.

  • 1. Foster Care Orientation-- get your questions answered about becoming a foster parent. Start the process by finishing orientation, starting paperwork and getting your Tb test done.

  • 2. Trauma informed care- Introduction to Adverse Childhood Experiences. Speaker Tasha R. Howe Ph.D. Professor of Psychology, Humboldt State University Did you know that the effects of trauma often masquerade as symptoms of ADHD? Do you know how to interact wtih families how have experienced multiple traumas? Did you know that ACES (Adverse Childhood Experiences) can impact all areas of a childs development? This class will provide caregivers with 2 continuing education hours toward the renewal of the RFA certification.

  • 3. Organizing your church or community organization to engage in the foster care community. Come and learn tangible ways you or your group can serve the foster care community. There will be practical examples of mulitple ways you can participate.



  • Free Childcare: Childcare will be available onsite in the Annex building of HCOE. It is free for children Birth - 12 years old. Lunch will be provided.

  • Free Lunch: Provided for attendees and children

  • For questions email humboldtcounty.ca@theforgotteninitiative.org or text 499-3314

Schedule for the Day

8:30-9:00 Registration and continental breakfast

9:00-10:30 Welcome and Keynote Speaker Jason Johnson

10:30-11:00 Break, visit vendor booths

11:00-12:00 Training session 1 (choose a breakout track from above)

12:00-1:00 Lunch-- Panel of foster parent, biological parent, social worker, children of foster parent, foster youth

1:00-2:00 Training session 2 (choose a breakout track from above)

2:00--3:00 Closing, keynote speaker Jason Johnson

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