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Friday, June 7 | 5:30 – 9:00 pm | Heaton Hall
Saturday, June 8 | 8:45 am – 2:00 pm | Heaton Hall
Do you have children or grandchildren? Nieces or nephews? If you care for or about children and their wellbeing, then the SAFE workshop is for you. This seminar helps parents to work through the important responsibility of educating their children about these important topics.
The seminar is broad in spectrum, including topics such as sexual development, how to open up discussion with your kids about body, safety and relationships at every stage of development, consent, puberty, media exposure, boundaries/body safety, and much more. Special attention on how to create a channel of communication with your kids that is rooted in mutual respect, approachability, and vulnerability.
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If you have questions, please contact Rev. Carrie Veal.
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Minister of Children and Community Life
(704) 334-7232 x 118
LeAnn Gardner, LISW-CP, MDiv, is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and an Ordained Minister. She received her Master of Social Work degree from The Garland School of Social Work at Baylor University and her MDiv from Truett Seminary, also at Baylor. She began her career as a frontline Child Protective Services worker in Waco, Texas before serving in a local church as Associate Pastor. She taught Master level social work students at Baylor for 2 years on campus, before she found herself back in Charleston. It was there LeAnn began working at the Dee Norton Lowcountry Children’s Center as a therapist, conducting forensic interviews as well as helping children heal from their traumatic experiences through therapy. She is currently a faculty member with the Garland School of Social Work at Baylor and has helped to pioneer their distance learning program.
LeAnn’s passions are finding the intersection between faith and social work issues, particularly how people find resilience and healing through their faith after a traumatic event occurs. She also enjoys helping caregivers navigate 21st century issues with their children, with special attention to sexual development, using intuition as a protective factor, helping establish healthy communication patterns between caregivers and their children, and helping to mobilize a community of trusted adults to share in the privilege (and daunting) task of loving and rearing children. She is in private therapy practice in North Charleston, SC, where she sees a variety of clients.
LeAnn created the SAFE (Sexual Awareness and Family Empowerment) program in 2016 and since then has spoken to over 20 churches in the US as well as numerous community and home groups.
LeAnn, a right brained social worker, is married to Andrew, a left brained engineer. Together, they (sometimes) compose a full brain. They have two boys, Ellis (2011) and Palmer (2014). If she is not tending to boys, teaching or holding space for people in her 10×10 room on N Rhett Avenue, she is baking, crafting, cheering on Baylor and Clemson, officiating weddings or planning her next party. She also considers herself and avid fan of the musical Hamilton and knows way too many of the lyrics.
Visit her website www.leanngardner.com
Myers Park Baptist Church
1900 Queens Road
Charlotte, NC 28207-2582
(704) 372-5150 - fax
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