THE SOURCE: TRAININGS & EVENTS

TRAININGS & EVENTS

Learning new information and skills is crucial to creating a community in which children, youth and families thrive. To help with this, we offer events and trainings. Many are done in partnership with other community organizations. Our training catalog lists dozens of free trainings available to those in Elkhart County who seek to support children’s mental health.

The SOURCE’s upcoming trainings and events are listed below. Recordings of selected trainings and events are available below. Recordings of Partnership for Children trainings can be found here

Upcoming Trainings & Events

DECMEBER 2021

PFC Foundational Training – Trust Based Relational Intervention (TBRI) Part 1

December 1, 2021 from 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM

Objectives: 1) Increase understanding of the three core principles of TBRI. 2) Explore the power of connection and empowerment through a trauma-informed lens. 3) Identify strategies to connect with and empower youth.

Krista Yoder, BSN, RN, is the Coordinator for the Family Support Specialist team with The SOURCE. Krista is a mom to 3 little boys and comes with lived experience as a foster parent to vulnerable children in our community. She is a Registered Nurse and has worked closely with children and families in the Pediatric Intensive Care setting. She is also a certified TBRI Practitioner.

Kaylene Ediger, ME, is a Family Support Specialist on The SOURCE team. Kaylene comes with lived experience as a mother to an adult son with Autism, as well as a son who battled mental illness and chose to end his life through suicide. Kaylene walks alongside families in our communities by providing formal and informal support to address the emotional and behavioral health needs of children in their family. Kaylene has also received specialized TBRI training.

PFC Foundational Training – Trust Based Relational Intervention (TBRI) Part 2

December 9, 2021 from 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM

Objectives: 1) Review TBRI principles of connecting and empowering. 2) Increase understanding of the TBRI correcting principle and how it can simultaneously build relationships and decrease challenging behaviors. 3) Practice implementing the TBRI principles of connecting, empowering, correcting, and identify how this can be applied at your organization.

Krista Yoder, BSN, RN, is the Coordinator for the Family Support Specialist team with The SOURCE. Krista is a mom to 3 little boys and comes with lived experience as a foster parent to vulnerable children in our community. She is a Registered Nurse and has worked closely with children and families in the Pediatric Intensive Care setting. She is also a certified TBRI Practitioner.

Kaylene Ediger, ME, is a Family Support Specialist on The SOURCE team. Kaylene comes with lived experience as a mother to an adult son with Autism, as well as a son who battled mental illness and chose to end his life through suicide. Kaylene walks alongside families in our communities by providing formal and informal support to address the emotional and behavioral health needs of children in their family. Kaylene has also received specialized TBRI training.

Understanding Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs)

November 23, 2021 from 9:00 AM to 11:00 AM

In the 1990s, the CDC and Kaiser Permanente conducted a landmark study on Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs). They discovered that ACEs and psychological trauma are the greatest indicators of later health, safety and opportunity outcomes over the lifespan. During this ACE Interface 2-hour presentation, you’ll learn 1) more about the ACE Study, 2) the impact of stress on the brain and nervous system and how that affects a person over the course of their life and 3) ways to encourage and promote resilience in youth and adults so together we can create a healthier community. 

This FREE presentation is appropriate for both mental health professionals and community members. It is provided in partnership with SJC Cares, Oaklawn and Beacon Community Impact.  

JANUARY 2022

The SOURCE Consortium: Ethics

January 27, 2022 from 11:00 AM to 1:0o PM

Learning objectives and registration link to come at a later date.

FEBRUARY 2022

PFC Foundational Training – Family Engagement

February 10, 2022 from 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM

Learning objectives and registration link to come at a later date.

MARCH 2022

PFC Foundational Training – Verbal De-escalation

March 10, 2022 from 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM

Learning objectives and registration link to come at a later date.

Recorded Trainings & Events

Blooming Amidst the Thorns:  Understanding and Responding to Children with Suicidal Thoughts – September 2021

In this training, participants will learn:

  1.  How to recognize when a child is in crisis.
  2.  Key elements to a safety plan.
  3. How to support children in building resilience every day.

The SOURCE Data Consortium & Child Dashboard – March 2021

The Elkhart County Child Dashboard is the first of its kind in the state of Indiana. Learn more about the dashboard and how it came to be in this 50 minute video.

Self-Care for Every Season

During this first community training offered by Together We ROCK, we focused on our top priority – YOU!  There is no one else in the world who can do the work you do in exactly the same wonderful way that you alone can do it.  We recognize this and value each unique individual that has committed their life to building safety and connection for the youngest and most vulnerable in our community.

Learn about six domains of self-care that we believe will bring more joy and peace to every season.  You will leave this training with a personalized self-care plan you choose to commit to using in all seasons – daily, occasionally, and in those crisis times. 

Need a Certificate of Attendance? Take a post-test here.