Being A Joy Carrier (3/21/2022)


Foster Parent Training Program events are offered at no cost. 

March 21, 2022

12:30pm- 2:00pm EST

Joy Harris Edwards, Licensed Therapist and Life Coach

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Being A Joy Carrier

Professional Development for Social Workers & Child Welfare Professionals
March 21, 2022
12:30pm- 2:00pm EST


Overall Learning Objective: This presentation will address how adhering to a consistent self-advocacy plan can assistance human service workers in Becoming a JOY CARRIER (living in sustainable joy, peace of mind and more productivity)

Learning Objectives:

  • Learn to identify level and areas of self-advocacy through an assessment.
  • Learn the aspects of self-advocacy
  • Learn evidence-based coping strategies to help reduce stress
  • Start developing a personalized self-care plan.

Duration: 1.5 Hours

Location: Virtual via ZOOM

Up to 1.5 hours foster parent training credit available

About the Speaker: Joy Harris is the founder and CEO of Authentic Joy, LLC. She is a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor with Supervisory privileges (LPCC-S) and a National Board Certified Counselor (NBCC). She is trained in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) and Accelerated Resolution Therapy (A.R.T.) to treat trauma on all levels and Gottman Couples Method trained to address marriage and relationship concerns. She is the author of Authentic Joy: Finding True Joy in a Compromising World and co-author of Embracing You!

Joy is a Certified John Maxwell Team Speaker/Coach. She provides life coaching, professional development and motivational speaking. For over a decade, her compassionate and transparent style has allowed Joy to be a motivational speaker and coach across the United States and internationally. Joy has brought hope, healing, and affirmative change to the lives of individuals across the world.  Her favorite quote is “Success that stands alone is really a failure in disguise. If I’m succeeding while others connected to me are failing, then my greatest success is my greatest failure!” ~Yours Truly.

A remarkable fact about Joy’s family is that she has four adopted siblings, and her parents have fostered nearly 200 children. They received a Kentucky Colonel award for their work to reunify families and rebuild stability in the lives of children. She and her husband, Glynn, have a blended family with four sons and thirteen grandchildren.

This event has been approved for 1.5  hours of ongoing, elective training credit for Kentucky foster parents. Though these trainings are delivered virtually, these trainings do fulfill the face-to-face, group setting requirement. A reliable internet connection and computer/ smartphone with webcam are required. For more information, please feel free to contact, UK CoSW Training Resource Center, Training Specialist, and Foster Parent Training Program Coordinator, Carla Jordan @ or 859-257-1228.