Join us for
Maternity Home Connection 2021

This day will be a focused time for maternity home leaders, staff, and volunteers to connect, share ideas, ask questions, and address specific issues you face with the 24/7 clients you serve.
Make plans to take advantage of this opportunity to invest in one another and invest in the effectiveness of your maternity home as you come together in one place and learn.
How refreshing it is when you hear from others and know you are not in this alone, but instead have a network of support with other homes who can relate and are walking the same road.
Don’t delay, get your team registered today.

Tuesday, June 15th

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*See hotel info below
10:00 am – 4:00 pm
 AFL Affiliates: $20 per person
Others: $30 per person
Registration includes lunch
Registration open through June 11th

Topics Offered:

Trauma and Substance Abuse:
Led by Erica Wiley of PreventEd in St. Louis

During this training, attendees will hear about trauma as it relates to substance use, a brief overview of ACEs (Adverse Childhood Experiences), the impact trauma can have on children which could carry on throughout their lives, and how trauma affects the individual but is also a community issue. Attendees will learn about re-traumatization, some common signs and symptoms of re-traumatization or having a trauma reaction, and goals for community work.

Anyone is welcome to attend, but there will be a discussion of trauma which may trigger some individuals who have experienced trauma or who have other mental health issues in their lives. For more information, please email Erica Wiley, LCSW, MPS, at

Mental Health Issues:
Led by Belinda James  MOFDC, MSW, LMSW

Director of Counseling
Our Lady’s Inn – St. Louis

During this training, discussion will address how to respond to client and staff distress through a trauma informed lens.  Attendees will have the opportunity to practice motivational interviewing techniques that can be effective in attempts to build supportive connections while addressing trauma responses.  Discussion will also address how to practice trauma sensitive supervision with staff to address burnout and compassion fatigue.  During the training, safe space will be created to address any triggers that may arise from the discussion. 
There will be plenty of opportunities for networking throughout the day.


 Alliance for Life special hotel room rate: $110/night

Reservations must be made through this link

Or call the hotel to make reservations at 573.441.0090