Ventura County Foster Parent Association

March 2017 Meeting – Behavioral Health and Dealing with Trauma

March 16, 2017 - Behavioral Health and Dealing with Trauma

Behavioral Health and Dealing with Trauma - will be the topic for our March 2017 meeting.  We will have a trio of mental health professionals with very different perspectives to help give you insight and the tools that you can use to better deal with these needs in your home.

What We Will Cover

Julie Carroll

Relationships are the best predictor of emotional well-being, physical well-being, and how we do in life. Foster children come to us having been harmed in relationships, thus it is imperative that our relationships with them facilitate their healing. Unresolved trauma in our own lives can prevent us from seeing our foster children clearly, therefore becoming an obstacle to making essential connections with them. Learning about attachment styles can help us make sense of our past and help us grow in our role as healing parents to the children entrusted to our care. 

Tamika Mazarego

Children in foster care or out-of-home placement have unique needs when it comes to trauma, relationship, and general mental health.  Dealing with these needs at the right time and with the right professionals is important.  Tamika will explore some of the unique challenges she sees in her practice as well as give you some key things you can do to be prepared.

Heidi Rosenbaum

Will host a Q&A session to take questions related to Child & Adolescent Psychiatry. 

Who Is Presenting?

Julie Carroll:

Julie Carroll holds an A.S. in Child Development from Moorpark College, a B.A. in Psychology from California Lutheran University, an M.A. in Psychology from Pepperdine University Graduate School of Education and Psychology, and is a TBRI© Educator. During the past 20 years, Julie has served children and families in Ventura County in a variety of social work capacities: as a preschool teacher, quality assurance specialist, advocate, case manager, district administrator, and foster family recruiter.  She has extensive experience working with adults and children with a diverse range of special needs. Julie’s passion is empowering and strengthening families through encouragement and education. Julie and her husband Steve are the abundantly blessed parents of four precious children: two biological sons and two daughters adopted from Vietnam. Together they serve their local community providing Empowered to Connect parent training for foster and adoptive families.

Tamika Mazarego

Tamika is Licensed MFT who is private practice in Ventura County.  Tamika has worked with children in care for many years through her past work at Casa Pacifica and through her interactions with the Foster Parent and Caregiver Community.

Dr. Heidi Rosenbaum

Dr. Rosenbaum is a board certified psychiatrist in Ventura, California and is licensed and certified by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology in Child & Adolescent Psychiatry.

What Are The Details?

We meet at the Mission Church in Ventura at 2875 Elba St, Ventura, CA 93003 It's easy to exit the 101 at Johnson Drive and head to the old theater across from Toys R Us

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Child care will be provided for free for those attending who RSVP by contacting Channel Islands Social Services at 805.384.0983. Space is limited and will be provided first to those that RSVP in advance. At the door only if space is available.

Who's Going to Be There?


Start Time
07:00 PM
Thursday, March 16, 2017
Finish Time
09:00 PM
Thursday, March 16, 2017
Mission Church, 2875 Elba St, Ventura, CA 93003
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