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FINDING AND KEEPING GREAT VOLUNTEERS: 1 HOUR

Our schools, churches, and non-profits run on volunteer power! The problem is, we often
do not know where to find volunteers, how to treat volunteers, and how to keep them
coming back. Join us to learn valuable best practices to recruit, train, empower, and
appreciate the volunteers that enable our organizations to thrive!

SET YOUR ANCHOR: 1 HOUR

Life is hard, setting our anchor is vital for survival. Who or what is your anchor? How do
you become an anchor for those around you? When your anchor is set, life’s storms won’t
wreck you, challenges won’t defeat you, roadblocks won’t stop you. Additionally, studies
show that relationships are one of the best protective factors when it comes to healing
from trauma. When our anchor line is strong and firmly attached, we can be a much
needed life-line to others!

IF MAMA AIN’T HAPPY…: 1 HOUR

Likely you have heard the phrase: “If mama ain’t happy, ain’t nobody happy.” But this
doesn’t just apply to Mama! When we are not personally regulated and taking good
self-care, we can’t help those around us – no matter who they are. What does self-care
look like? How do we manage to care for ourselves and care for others? Compassion
and empathy must be inward focused before we can truly love others. Learn strategies
and tools for self-care – because when Mama IS happy, everyone benefits.

TRAUMA INFORMED CHILDREN AND YOUTH MINISTRY:
2 HOURS

Being trauma-informed changes the way we look at, engage with, and minister to
children and teens. Whether you are teaching a class, leading a small group, taking
students on an outing or to camp, the principles we will discuss and the tools you will
receive will help you to better reach your children and teens. When we understand why
the life stories they bring into our programs matter (and how they affect both us and
them), we are better able to handle the toughest challenges and change more lives!


Pantano Christian Church – 2023
“Serve the Community”


4H Group Leader Adaptation
“Where in the Zoo Are You?” Puppet Adaptation


Linda Leatherman, Pima County Faith-based and Community Initiatives Coordinator

“Workshops with Robin Blumenthal are truly enjoyable, spirit-filled and full of personal experience stories. Relevant, fun, high energy. I always leave wiser and believing that the world is a kinder place than when I arrived.”