Thursday, March 1st Pre-Conference Intensives


The Mystery of Risk: Drugs, Alcohol, Pregnancy, and the Vulnerable Child

– Dr. Ira Chasnoff and Kristin Berry
  • Alcohol, tobacco, and illicit drugs used by a pregnant woman readily cross the placenta and can produce structural and functional changes in the developing fetal brain. This session will explore the factors that impact the ultimate development of substance-exposed children and provide an overview of parenting and child intervention strategies that can promote long-term growth and development of the child.
  • Intended Audience: Caregivers and Professionals
  • Price: $40
  • Want to only attend the Thursday pre-conference workshops and not the Refresh conference, use the register link below:
Register for Only Ira's workshop


Orphan Care Seminar

Guest speaker: Jason Johnson and hosted by UGM-Seattle
  • Come and learn on how churches can support the foster and adoptive families and wrap around these families
  • Intended Audience: Pastors, Ministry Leaders and Caregivers
  • Cost: $25 includes lunch.
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Preparing to Foster or Adopt: Five Things You Need to Know

– Dr. David and Jayne Schooler
  • Preparation is key to success for those considering fostering and adopting. This workshop will examine five key things prospective parents need to know as they move forward in their journey. Participants will leave the workshop with tools and strategies that will prepare them for the joys and challenges ahead.
  • Intended Audience: Waiting Parents and Caregivers
  • Price: $20
Register only for this worshop


Single Parent Dinner and Meet Up

  • Single Parents: Come meet with other single parents as you enjoy some dinner and games.
  • Intended Audience: Single Parent Caregivers
  • Price: $20


Fight Night

– Drs. Les and Leslie Parrott

A fun date night for couples of any age or stage. Filled with humor, fresh insight, and practical, new strategies for turning conflict into a means for deeper intimacy. Les and Leslie are authentic master communicators. Couples will laugh while they learn new ways to instantly improve relationship. And did we mention you will have a blast while gaining practical tips to strengthen communication.

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Note: Dinner is not included
Intended Audience: Couples
Price: $25/person