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Beauty For Ashes Retreat

September 6-8, 2019 // Adoptive & Foster Moms // $195 (before July 1st)
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Beauty For Ashes is a restorative retreat that nurtures foster and adoptive moms so they can parent from a place of wholeness. You will connect with other moms who understand the unique joys, and struggles you face as an adoptive or foster mom. During our breakout seminars you will hear from experts teaching on a wide range of topics such as attachment and bonding, trauma, life in a transracial family, and healthy relationships with birth families. Most importantly, you will touch the heart of Jesus through creative quiet time, meaningful worship, and Biblical teaching that will renew your soul.

You’re one click away from a wonderful weekend of renewal

Retreat prices: $195 before July 1 and $230 after July 1. Cost includes lodging, seminars, and meals.

 

Sample Schedule

Friday

7:00 pm – Registration

8:00 pm – Opening Session

9:30 pm – Pin It Party

Saturday

7:00-7:45 am – Run with Allyson

8:00 am – Breakfast           

9:00 am – Main Session

10:30 am – Snack Break & Shopping           

11:00 am – Breakout Sessions Rotation 1

12:30 pm – Lunch

1:30 pm – Breakout Sessions Rotation 2

3:30 pm – Adult Adoptee Panel   

6:00 pm – Dinner

7:30 pm – Main Session/Creative Worship   

9:45 pm – Bonfire & S’mores    

Sunday

8:30 am – Breakfast

10:00 am – Closing Session

11:30 am – Check Out

Sample Schedule

Friday

7:00 pm – Registration

8:00 pm – Opening Session

9:30 pm – Pin It Party

Saturday
7:00 am – Restorative Stretch/Run

8:00 am – Breakfast

9:00 am – Main Session

10:30 am – Snack Break/Shopping

11:00 am – Breakout Sessions I

12:30 pm – Lunch

1:30 pm – Breakout Sessions II

3:00 pm – Free Time

6:00 pm – Dinner

7:30 pm – Main Session

9:00 pm – Bonfire and S’mores

Sunday

8:30 am – Breakfast

10:00 am – Closing Session

11:30 am – Check Out

Retreat Speaker

Shannan Martin, author of The Ministry of Ordinary Places: Waking Up to God’s Goodness Around You and Falling Free: Rescued from the Life I Always Wanted, is a speaker and writer who found her voice in the country and her story in the city. Shannan, her jail-chaplain husband, Cory, and their kids, live as grateful
neighbors in Goshen, Indiana.

Shannan Martin

Shannan Martin

 

Breakout Sessions

Trauma-Informed Movement

In this 3 hour workshop you will be introduced to the significance that movement has in our early attachment patterns. You will learn about your own patterns of movement in your current circumstances, and how to better navigate your relationship and attachment wounds with your adoptive children(s).  As believers in Christ, Victoria and Elu will teach you how to develop a deeper level of intimacy with God our Father, the Holy Spirt and Jesus as you learn to move through this training workshop, and ultimately through life with more intentionality and mindfulness.

Victoria Gutbrod

Victoria Gutbrod

 
Speaker Bio
Victoria Gutbrod MA. LPCC-S is a licensed counselor that specializes in the treatment of complex PTSD and attachment based disorders. She is employed at Emerge Counseling Agency and oversees the team of clinicians that have advanced credentials in the treatment of trauma. She is trained in EMDR as well as other forms of expressive arts and experiential interventions, in addition to participating in advanced trainings by leading trauma theorists Dr. Bessel van der Kolk, Dr. Robert Scaer, Dr. Peter Levine, Dr. Laura Parnell and Dr. Jamie Marich.

Journey With Adoption

Jennifer will be speaking on her unique journey as a Birth Parent, including her circumstances leading to placement, her chosen agency and Adoptive Family as well as post placement experiences. Jennifer will be taking questions at the end of this session. Please feel free to come prepared with things you have always wanted to ask a Birth Parent. She is an open book and eager to open the line of communication to bring empathy and healthy relationship to Adoption as a whole.

Jennifer Cothern

Jennifer Cothern

 
Speaker Bio

Jennifer Cothern is a Christian, wife, mom to three, an Adoption Coordinator at Spirit of Faith Adoptions, Social Work Student at BGSU and a Birth Mom. She placed her child for adoption fifteen years ago at the age of seventeen. She has been a proud advocate for ethical, Christ-centered domestic infant adoptions for the past several years. She has spoken at Anne
Pierson conferences, Foundation for Life meetings and talked with hopeful Adoptive Couples about how to best relate to their Birth Families. Her next endeavor is underway in a Birth Mother’s Retreat, called Fireweed, at Beulah Beach in 2020. Her desire is to bring hope and healing through Jesus to Birth Mothers from all ages, races and socio-economic statuses. You
can find Jennifer and Fireweed Retreat on Facebook @Fireweed2020.

Raising a Multiracial Family in a Racialized Society

In this session Meg will explore the statistics and research on transracial adoption and highlight concerns with the practice. The first group of adoptees to be adopted transracially are now adults, and listening to their experiences is invaluable. Meg will discuss ways that families can increase their cultural competency, diversify their social circle, and support their children in developing a health cultural identity. There will be signficant time for open discussion and questions, and this will be a very interactive session. 

Meg St-Esprit

Meg St-Esprit

 
Speaker Bio

Meg St-Esprit, M. Ed. is a writer and adoptive mom based in Pittsburgh, PA. She has four children via adoption, ages 7, 5,5, and 1 (at the time of the retreat haha).  Meg has experience as a developmental specialist and a post-adoption support worker and ran the transracial adoption support community for Pittsburgh for several years. She is passionate about educating other adoptive families about the importance of developing a strong racial and cultural identity in our transracially adopted children. 

Promotional Material

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Although the devil had lots of obstacles trying to prevent me from enjoying the retreat to see God’s children and fellow mothers on this journey come together to support someone they just met was/is one of the most amazing things I’ve witnessed. Ashlette, Attendee

This retreat was so amazing! I was able to connect with so many other that “get it”. I was refreshed and God spoke to my heart through our incredible speaker. I felt as if each message was just for me. Molly, Attendee

This retreat was fantastic! It was such a blessing to meet other women who are going through some of the same things. Such beautiful women and stories. I came home so refreshed and relaxed and ready to take on my day to day life. The best part is being able to keep in touch with these ladies through the Facebook page! Can’t wait for next year! Lynette, Attendee

God met me exactly where I was. I left rejuvenated, refreshed, and ready to love. Julie, Attendee

 

Contact Us

6101 W. Lake Rd. Vermilion, OH 44089

(440) 967-4861

info@bbeach.org

We are a year-round camp and retreat center, focused on engaging guest to encounter Christ!

We believe in the power of camp and we exist to see lives forever changed for the Kingdom of God.

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