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A workshop with Kelsey Petty, LCSW & John Hawkins

UPDATE: Sign-ups are now closed for this event

No parent is perfect. No kid is either. So how do we manage our expectations, prepare for whatever lies ahead, and love well through all of the realities parenting throws at us?

Join us Wednesday, August 2 for a one-night parenting workshop that will inspire and equip you. Whether you’re parenting a toddler or teen, this is for you! Dinner is included in your registration, so come to both learn and enjoy; make it a date night!

Kelsey Petty will share insight on the #1 most common issue she’s counseling parents on today, and John Hawkins will introduce 4 practices that parents can share with their kids that make a real difference spiritually and emotionally.


  • Date: Wed, Aug 2
  • Time: 6-8 p.m.
  • Location: Abby Singer’s Bistro at Robinson Film Center (617 Texas St.)
  • Dinner: Choice of garlic-roasted chicken or herb-crusted porkloin with soup, salad, and sides
  • Cost: $24 per person, including dinner and materials! Registration required. Sign up below. 
  • Childcare: This is an adults-only group; no on-site childcare. 

Kelsey Petty

Kelsey Petty is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) in the State of Louisiana. She has a Bachelor’s Degree and Master’s Degree in Social Work from Loyola University Chicago.

Kelsey works at Shreveport Counseling & Restoration Center seeing families and individuals. Kelsey works with children and adults who may be experiencing a variety of challenges including post-traumatic stress, anxiety, depression, complex family issues, attachment issues, challenging adjustments, behavioral issues, and parenting challenges. She is trained in EMDR, Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Theraplay, Celebrating Families, and Cognitive Behavioral Intervention for Trauma in Schools. Kelsey is also pursuing becoming a Registered Play Therapist and a PhD in psychodynamic psychotherapy from the Institute of Clinical Social Work.

Outside of work, Kelsey enjoys spending time with her husband, parenting her two young daughters, being outdoors, and visiting with friends and family.


John Hawkins

John Hawkins has been in ministry, working pastorally with families for almost two decades. He believes parents are the primary spiritual influence in a child’s life and that one’s influence is more about example than words. John is the Lead Minister of ClearView Church, a non-denominational Christian church in Shreveport that he helped start in 2010. ClearView is a young, growing community, where one out of every three congregants is under the age of 18. John holds a bachelor’s degree in communication and ministry and a master’s degree in ministry.

He is married to Jessica, and they have two elementary-age daughters. In his free time, he enjoys tennis, travel, reading, and writing.