Joanna Martin spent years trying to survive as a foster parent before simply surviving wasn’t enough. Her journey of self-discovery and healing has slowly brought her to a place of thriving. Currently a mom to an 8 year old adopted son and 16 year old foster daughter, Joanna works full-time in a city municipality’s recreation department. It is common to find this curious lifelong learner researching and exploring different subject matter. She has a Masters degree in Public Administration and Bachelors degrees in Psychology, Communication and Recreation.

Joanna will be leading the following workshop:

Staying Present in the Whirlwind:
It is natural to get caught up in the whirlwind that is fostering and adoption. Learning ways to stay present and grounded even when your life is in chaos that can help your mental, emotional, spiritual and physical health.