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

2021 Upcoming Events Schedule

January 7, 14, 21, & 28, 2021

Sharing Love Abundantly in Special Needs Families Online Book Study

11 AM - Noon                                                                            
Register for this free study below

 

January 11 & 12, 2021  

A Social Worker's Guide to PTSD in Children Virtual Training

8:45 AM - 4:30 PM each day for 12 CEU credits                                     
Register below

 

January 18, 2021

How To Support Students Living in a Culture of Trauma Boone Community Schools Faculty Inservice

8:30 AM - 11:30 AM

 

January 23 & 30, 2021   

An Educator's Guide to PTSD in Children

Recertification class for Iowa educators
Online via Zoom through Heartland AEA                                                                   

 

January 29, 2021 

Transcending Trauma Seminar: Symptoms of PTSD in Tots, Teens, and Everything In Between

Grandview College in Des Moines, IA
8:30 AM -4:00 PM                                                                           
For more information about how to register, click Register below and scroll down to "Events.

 

February 20 & 27, 2021  

The 5 Love Languages: A Tool for Fostering Healthy Connections with Students and Improving School Climate

Recertification class for Iowa educators
Online via Zoom through Heartland AEA

 

February 26, 2021

Faith Inclusion Network’s (FIN) Community for All-2021 Online Conference

9 AM - 3 PM
Workshop 1: The 5 Love Languages for Families Affected by Disability
Workshop 2: The Mess That Stress Builds and What To Do About It
More information below 

March 20 & 27, 2021     

An Educator's Guide to PTSD in Children

Recertification class for Iowa educators
Online via Zoom through Great Prairie AEA                                              
More information available below by clicking to the March 2021 calendar.

2020 Past Events

January 24, 2020

Transcending Trauma Seminar • Des Moines, IA

Sponsored by Crossroads of Iowa

Grand View Student Center
Grand View University
2811 E 14th St.
Des Moines, IA 50316

They Do Remember: The Impact of Early Medical Trauma on Young Children

Time: TBA

February 18, 2020

Eastview Christian Church Special Needs Parent Care Group • Normal, IL

Normal Campus
1500 Airport Road
Normal, IL 61761 

The 5 Love Languages for Kids with Special Needs and Disabilities

Time: 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM

March 9 and 10, 2020

Evangelical Free Church Central District Conference • West Des Moines, IA

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

How the 5 Love Languages® Can Make Your Church a More Loving Place

Date: Tuesday, March 9
Time: 2:15–3:45 in East Central Station B

April 4, 2020

Engage Conference • Fayetteville, AR

Fellowship Fayetteville
3447 AR-112
Fayetteville, AR 72704

10:00–10:50: Inclusive Events Panel

1:50–2:40: The 5 Love Languages for Families Raising Kids with Special Needs

April 24-25, 2020

Inclusion Fusion Live! 2020 • Bay Village, OH

CANCELLED 

Bayview Presbyterian Church
25415 Lake Road
Bay Village, OH 44140

A Ministry Leader’s Guide to Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) in Children

The Effects of Stress on Caregivers and What they Can Do About It

Time: TBA

June 4-5, 2020

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

Winterset Community School District 
110 West Washington Street
Winterset, IA 50273

Professional Development/Recertification Class for Educators
(Must attend both days to receive credit)
Time: 8:00 AM – 4:30 PM

June 18-19, 2020

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

Heartland Area Education Association
6500 Corporate Drive
Johnston, IA 50131

Professional Development/Recertification Class for Educators
(Must attend both days to receive credit)
Time: 8:00 AM – 4:30 PM

June 25-26, 2020

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

Great Prairie Education Association
2814 N Court St.
Ottumwa, IA 52501

Professional Development/Recertification Class for Educators
(Must attend both days to receive credit)
Time: 8:00 AM – 4:30 PM

July 23-24, 2020

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

Heartland Area Education Association
6500 Corporate Drive
Johnston, IA 50131

Professional Development/Recertification Class for Educators
(Must attend both days to receive credit)
Time: 8:00 AM – 4:30 PM

June 27-28, 2020

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

Heartland Area Education Association
6500 Corporate Drive
Johnston, IA 50131

Professional Development/Recertification Class for Educators
(Must attend both days to receive credit)
Time: 8:00 AM – 4:30 PM

July 20-30, 2020

A Social Worker's Guide to Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) in Children • Council Bluffs, IA

Halverson Center for Education
24997 Hwy 92,
Council Bluffs, Iowa
Professional Development/Recertification Class for Social Workers
(Must attend both days to receive credit)
Time: 8:30 AM – 4:30 PM

December 28 – 31, 2020

One Word for 2021 Conference

This virtual conference is available for purchase at any time and can be streamed at your convenience anytime after purchase. Speakers will share the Bible verses God has put on their hearts and how they will apply these verses to their callings as caregivers. You’ll be encouraged to pick your own word for 2021 and pray with anticipation about what God will do in your life in 2021!

Virtual Conference
$15

OCTOBER 1–3, 2020

Good For All Conference • West Des Moines, IA

Valley Free Church
4343 Fuller Road
West Des Moines, IA 50265
How the 5 Love Languages® Can Make Your Neighborhood a More Loving Place 
Times TBD
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