Sponsored by the Foster, Adoptive and Kinship Care Education Program at Grossmont College, Super Saturday returns with keynote speaker David Ambroz! This exclusive FREE one-day training event will provide resource parent participants (including kinship & adoptive) the opportunity to earn 5 hours of training that meet annual training hours needed for Resource Family Approval.
Keynote Speaker: David Ambroz
Former foster youth, national poverty and child welfare expert, advocate and author of A Place Called Home. He was recognized by President Obama as an American Champion of Change. Currently serving as the Head of Community Engagement (West) for Amazon, Ambroz previously led Corporate Social Responsibility for Walt Disney Television, and has served as president of the Los Angeles City Planning Commission as well as a California Child Welfare Council member. After growing up homeless and then in foster care, he graduated from Vassar College and later earned his J.D. from UCLA School of Law. He is a foster dad and lives in Los Angeles, CA
**All participants will receive a free copy of A Place Called Home and a opportunity to have it signed by David himself!
Training Facilitated by Special Guest: Dr. Pradeep Gidwani, MD, MPH
Dr. Gidwani is a leader in Early Childhood Mental Health focused on creating systematic solutions and changes to improve the lives of children and their families and a Child Trauma Academy Fellow.
“If we really want to achieve breakthrough outcomes for children experiencing toxic stress, then we have to transform the lives of the adults who care for them.” Please join us at Super Saturday to learn about the Healing Model that is being developed at UCSD by Dr. Gidwani and colleagues that involves the 3 elements: Trauma Responsive, Compassion, and Attachment Relationships.
The Healing Model aims to provide greater understanding on how adults and caregivers can build on their capabilities to better support and connect with youth who have experienced trauma and how they can play a vital role in the youth’s healing journey and help them achieve breakthrough outcomes such as living resilient and thriving lives. Participants will also learn about the role that the different cultures such as the adult’s culture, the children’s culture and the many other cultures that exist around us impact our behaviors and experiences with each other. Join us for a day of connection, understanding and inspiration.
**Breakfast and Lunch will be provided**
Bookings are closed for this event.