Birds and The Bees Parenting Seminar: A Sexual Awareness and Family Empowerment Seminar for Parents
MARCH 10th & 11th, 2017
We will meet in the Banquet Hall from 5:30pm-8:30pm on Friday and 9 a.m. to Noon on Saturday.
Cost of $25/family covers dinner Friday and breakfast and snacks on Saturday for both parents and children.
Free childcare for children through 5th grade for all registered families.
*An additional lunch for moms and daughters (ages 8+) with the facilitator is offered on Saturday until 1:30pm for an additional $10. Registration deadline is February 28.
I am LeAnn Gardner, LISW-CP, MDiv, a licensed clinical social worker and an ordained minister. I received a Master of Social Work degree from Baylor University and a Master of Divinity from Truett Seminary, also at Baylor. I began my career as a frontline Child Protective Services worker in Waco, Texas before serving in a local church as Associate Pastor.
I taught Master's level social work students at Baylor for 2 years on campus, before I found myself back in Charleston. It was here I 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. I have continued to serve as an adjunct faculty member with the Garland School of Social Work at Baylor and has helped to pioneer their distance learning program.
My 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. I also enjoy helping parents 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 parents 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.