I speak at a variety of conferences including Children's Pastors Conference, D6, Orange, Christian Alliance for Orphans, Disability & the Church, Wonderfully Made Disability Conference, Replanted Conference for adoptive, foster and kinship caregivers and KidzMatter Conference as well as youth camps and the local church. I have also led training for kids ministry teams, parents and educators. Below are a few videos and podcasts.
When it comes to children who have experienced trauma, it can take more than love to give them the support they need most.
Sometimes you just have to jump in.
Parenting for long term character transformation
This masterclass offers a transformative exploration of creating an inclusive church environment. The four sessions cover supporting parents of kids with special needs, volunteer recruitment and training, creating inclusive spaces, and trauma-informed kids' ministry. Participants will gain valuable insights, statistics, and practical tools to foster empathy, inclusivity, and effective support within the church community. This masterclass is a comprehensive guide for church leaders and volunteers to better understand and cater to the needs of children with special circumstances, disabilities, and trauma experiences. Enrollment is free at https://students.kidminacademy.com/offers/DRN4esMt/checkout
Keynote at Disability and the Church Conference. The way we view children matters. Do we see them as troublemakers or as treasurers.
November 9, 2023 Making Space for Development https://www.listennotes.com/podcasts/faith-driven-leader/kim-botto-making-space-for-2THoKxaYeAO/
April 26, 2023 Kids Ministry Circle: Make Room for Every Kid This Summer
March 15, 2023 SIMPLE STRATEGIES FOR THE BIGGEST CHALLENGES
June 2022 In partnership with International Children's Ministry and Trauma Free World a 12 episode series on Trauma Informed Children's Ministry. https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-incm-podcast/id1615769197
July 18, 2022 The Lead Volunteers Podcast: Challenging Kids in Ministry
Parenting podcast where Kim was regular contributor and participant https://www.crossroads.net/media/podcasts/you-can-do-this
This week Kim Botto, Director of Kids’ Club and Student Ministries at the multi-site Crossroads Church in Ohio and Kentucky, joins hosts Mike, Gina, and Kellen to share strategies for including kids who may not fit in elsewhere.
November 2, 2020 D^ interview with Kim https://d6family.com/podcast/233-love-isnt-all-you-need-kim-botto
May 3, 2020 Kids' Ministry Collective Podcast. Kim talks about leading in midst of pandemic https://kidministrycollective.podbean.com/e/kmc106-pandemic-guide-for-ministry-leaders-kim-botto/
April 10, 2019 The Way of Family and Forgiveness with Kim Botto
Jan 23, 2018 SERVING FAMILIES WELL THROUGH TRAUMA AND OTHER CHALLENGES WITH KIM BOTTO