Speaking Information
Invite Jolene to speak!

Are you looking for a speaker for a special needs gathering,
writers’ conference, or church event? Jolene offers a variety of
speaking topics to choose from for your special event.

Speaking
Topics

Trauma and PTSD

Much of the information in these workshops is based upon Jolene’s book, Does My Child Have PTSD? What to Do When Your Child Is Hurting from the Inside Out

Church Events

Faith-based topics perfect for parenting or women’s ministry events including spiritual disciplines, finding joy in difficult circumstances, and Scripture memorization

Special Needs Ministry

These workshops are designed to provide a complete two day training for children’s ministry staff and volunteers or other groups interested in launching a special needs ministry.

Special Needs Parenting

Practical tips on time management, paperwork, advocacy, and maintaining friendships for parents of kids with special needs

Writing Workshops

Jolene covers a variety of topics about the book writing process for both fiction and non-fiction, interviews, queries and proposals, organization, marketing, and more!
I was blown away by how informative and helpful Jolene’s session was. Mom who attended MOPS 2010 Convention

Mothers of Preschoolers International Convention, Orlando, FL

Jolene’s message was so fresh, tender, humorous, and practical. She guided women to connect with our church through attendance and Bible study. Rene Russell

Women’s Ministry Events Coordinator Deerbrook Covenant Church, Lee's Summit, MO

2018 Upcoming Events Schedule

October 6, 2018

Faith and Disabilities Workshop

Coralville Library, Room A
1401 5th Street, Coralville, IA 52241

Doors open at 8:30 AM
Disabilities and Faith Overview: 9:10–11:45

October 25-26, 2018

Wonderfully Made Special Needs Conference • Overland Park, KS

Grace Church
8500 W 159th Street
Overland Park, KS 66223

October 25 from 7:45 PM–9:00 PM: The Five Love Languages for Kids with Special Needs and Disabilities

October 26 from 11:15 AM–12:30 PM: Straight Talk and Tips for Coping with Stress

November 3, 2018

Milestone Area Agency on Aging’s Family Caregiving Conference • Ottumwa, IA

Conference: 8:30am – 1pm
Check in: 8:30 – 9am

10:30am – 11:30am: 8 Ways to Organize Caregiving Paperwork

Great Prairie Area Education
2814 N. Court St., Ottumwa
www.milestonesaaa.org

November 9, 2018

Inclusive Ministry Conference • West Des Moines, IA

Valley Free Church
4343 Fuller Road
West Des Moines, IA 50265

The Five Love Languages for Kids with Special Needs and Disabilities

Straight Talk and Tips for Coping with Stress

Workshop dates and times TBA

2018 Past Events

March 23, 2018

Northwestern College Trauma Based Schools Conference • Orange City, Iowa

Beyond Behavior Management: Making Traumatized Children Feel Safe Again
2:30–3:30

Full conference: 8:30 a.m.– 4:30 p.m.
(Must register to attend)

April 14, 2018

Engage Conference • Fayetteville, AR

Managing Your Time Without Losing Your Mind
10:35–11:35 AM

Ten Ways Friends Can Help Parents of Kids with Special Needs
12:45–1:45 PM

Full Conference: 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Fellowship Bible Church
3447 N Highway 112
Fayetteville, Arkansas


April 20-21, 2018

Infusion Fusion Live! Conference • Bay Village, OH

Straight Talk and Strategies for Coping with
Special Needs Parenting Stress
11:10 AM – 12:30 PM
 They Do Remember: The Impact of Early Medical Trauma on Children
1:40 – 3:00 PM

Bay Presbyterian Church
25415 Lake Road
Bay Village, Ohio

May 5, 2018

They Do Remember: The Impact of Early Medical Trauma on Children • Boone, IA

Foster Grandparents Inservice
9:30–11:00 AM

Augustana Lutheran Church
309 S Greene St.
Boone, IA 50036

June 14–16, 2018

Iowa Christian Writer's Conference • Cedar Falls, IA Riverside Bible Camp

Beyond Vanity Publishing: 10 Creative Ways to Publish Your Writing
Thursday, 3:50–2:45
A Blog for your Ears: Podcast Basics with Anne Fleck
Friday, 10:15–11:10

June 21–22, 2018

An Educators Guide to Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) in Children • Johnston, IA

Professional Development/Recertification Class for Educators
(Must attend both days to receive credit)

8:00 AM – 4:30 PM
Heartland Area Education Association
6500 Corporate Drive
Johnston, IA 50131

June 25-26, 2018

An Educators Guide to Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) in Children • Johnston, IA

Professional Development/Recertification Class for Educators
(Must attend both days to receive credit)

8:00 AM – 4:30 PM
Heartland Area Education Association
6500 Corporate Drive
Johnston, IA 50131

June 26-27, 2018

An Educators Guide to Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) in Children • Johnston, IA

Professional Development/Recertification Class for Educators
(Must attend both days to receive credit)

8:00 AM – 4:30 PM
Heartland Area Education Association
6500 Corporate Drive
Johnston, IA 50131

June 30-31, 2018

An Educators Guide to Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) in Children • Johnston, IA

Professional Development/Recertification Class for Educators
(Must attend both days to receive credit)

8:00 AM – 4:30 PM
Heartland Area Education Association
6500 Corporate Drive
Johnston, IA 50131

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