Karen has many years of experience training and speaking. She is available to travel for speaking engagements for secular and faith-based groups. Contact her via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
You can listen to her 2015 speaking engagement in at Pepperdine University on iTunes
Upcoming / Recent Past Speaking Engagements:
June 19, 2017-“Reducing Anxiety and Depression in Parents Raising a Child with Social, Emotional or Behavioral Challenges.” Poster Presentation at National Wellness Institute Conference, Minneapolis/St. Paul, Minnesota.
May 2- June 7 series- “National Alliance on Mental Illness Basics Training Program”– for parents raising children with mental health challenges. Shasta College Dowtown, Redding, CA.
March 9, 23, 30 series- “Persevering Parent: A Faith-Based Approach to Finding Strength To Raise Your Child with Social, Emotional or Behavior Challenges.” Foster and Kinship Care Education Program of Shasta College, Redding, CA.
September 30, 2016- “What About Me? Finding Rest and Refreshment as You Work and Raise Your Child with Special Needs”, Rowell Family Empowerment of Northern California Staff Retreat, Anderson, CA.
September 25, 2016–“Raising A Child with Social, Emotional and Behavioral Challenges: Hope and Help for Families.” Krista Foster Family Agency– Pine Street Schoolhouse, Redding, CA. 10am-1pm.
July/August 2016– Persevering Parent Support and Information Class. Anderson Church of Christ, Anderson, CA.
February 27, 2016– “Raising A Child with Social, Emotional and Behavioral Challenges: Hope and Help for Families—and How the Church Can Help.” North Street Church of Christ, Nacogdoches, Texas.
January 16, 2016– “Raising A Child with Social, Emotional and Behavioral Challenges: Hope and Help for Families—and How the Church Can Help.”Hope Chapel, Maui, Hawaii.
November 19, 2015– “What Children with Social, Emotional and Behavioral Challenges Can Teach Us”, A discussion with the moms at Mantor House, Anderson, CA.
November 12, 2015–” Understanding and Empowering Children with Social, Emotional and Behavioral Challenges and Supporting Their Families”. A presentation to early childhood educators, Shasta College, Redding, CA.
May 2015–“Finding Strength to Raise Your Child with Social, Emotional or Behavioral Challenges, and How the Church Can Help”, Pepperdine University Church Lectureship Series — Malibu, CA
May 2015– “Finding Strength to Raise Your Child with Social, Emotional or Behavioral Challenges: An Introduction”– Community Education Committee of Shasta County Special Education Local Planning Area, Redding, CA.
May 15-16, 2015– NAMI Basics Training of Trainers, Vacaville, CA
October 9-10, 2014– “Easing the Hidden Hurt: Helping Parents Gain Hope and Strength to Raise Their Child with Mental Health Challenges”, California Institute for Mental Health, 2014 Northern CA Mental Health and Spirituality Conference, Oakland, CA
September 27, 2014– “Grieving, Hoping, Learning, Coping: Keys to Effective and Enjoyable Special Needs Parenting”. Keynote Speaker, Rowell Family Empowerment Coastal Conference– Ukiah, CA
September 20, 2014– “Respite Care for Adolescents and Adults with Developmental Disabilities, Autism or Mental Illness: Keys to Effective Caregiving”. Informational Meeting– Respite Services of Rowell Family Empowerment, Redding, CA
September 10- November 12, 2014–” Persevering Parent Support Group”-Shasta College Foster and Kinship Care, Red Bluff, CA
September 8- November 10, 2014– “Persevering Parent Support Group”- Shasta College Foster and Kinship Care, Redding, CA
August 21, 2014– “Wisdom for Parenting: A Panel Discussion”, Church of Christ Parenting Class, Anderson, CA
August 15, 2014–” An Informal Conversation About Parenting a Child with Behavior Challenges”, Behavior Support Group, Redding, CA
July 2014– “God’s Vision Changes Everything”, Sierra Bible Camp– Lake Almanor, CA
June 2014– “Ten Lessons Learned from the Special-Needs Parenting Journey”, Successful Living with Autism through Training and Education (SLATE) Parent Orientation. –Redding, CA
May 2014– “Grieving, Hoping, Learning, Coping: Keys to Effective and Enjoyable Special Needs Parenting”, Keynote speaker–Rowell Family Empowerment Coastal Conference– Humboldt, California
In addition to the above topics, other speaking topics are available such as:
Other topics Especially For Parents and Caregivers:
- Attitude Check: The Power of Parent’s Living the Truth
- Children with Social, Emotional or Behavioral Challenges: What They Need Most and How to Give It
On Mental Illness:
- Facing Mental Illness at Home or on the Job: Gaining Understanding, Finding Balance, and Preventing Burnout
- An Introduction to Mental Illnesses: Warning Signs and Finding Help
- Mental Illness in the Church and Community: Moving Past Stigma and Into Understanding
- An Insider’s View Into Autism Spectrum Disorders
- Adolescence and Autism: Understanding and Easing Transition
- The SLATE GET S.E.T. Model: An Integrated Summer Social-Emotional Training Program for Children with Autism
- Successful Integration of Children with Autism into Church and Community Programs
To schedule a speaking engagement contact Karen.