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A Conference for Northern California Churches
March 5-7, 2020
Hosted at Redwood Chapel
19300 Redwood Rd.
Castro Valley, CA

DeJuana Golden

Cause-Related Marketing and Social Media Consultant

Faith Christian Church

Los Angeles, CA

DeJuana Golden, MS, EJD is a wife and mother of six children including her teen son CJ who has a dual diagnosis of Down syndrome and autism. She is the Founder and CEO of Special Shades of Color where she aims to provide a real look inside of the lives of parents raising special needs children through digital content. She is also the author of "Finding Strength Throughout Your Journey: A 30-Day Devotional for Special Needs Parents." A graduate of the University of California, Berkeley (Bachelor’s degree) and Golden Gate University (Master’s degree), she also received her Executive Juris Doctorate degree at Concord Law School. DeJuana has over 16 years of experience in marketing (both cause-related and online), advocacy, as well as community service. She also completed a Special Education Advocacy Training program through COPAA (Council of Parent Attorneys and Advocates), with the goal of improving access to services in order to enhance the lives of children, parents, and families in the special needs community. DeJuana was honored as a Rising Star by the Orange County Global Women’s Conference for her work with Special Shades of Color. Additionally, Special Shades of Color has been awarded the Pollination Project Grant, LIFE Ministries Grant, and featured on KTLA’s Helpful Honda commercial highlighting those who make a difference in their communities.

2019 Workshop

Special Needs: Self-Care for Special Needs Ministry Workers


Most special needs ministry workers choose their profession because they want to help special parents and children due to some intrinsic connection. Providing support means bearing witness to the pain, stress, exhaustion, frustration, and anxiety of the parents who serve as caregivers. This training provides tools for special needs ministry professionals to take care of themselves and the population they serve in ways that recognize the challenges of this work. In this training, participants will learn: • How to keep life balance while serving in tough circumstances. • What “Compassion Fatigue” is and how to self-identify it. • How to implement a “Caregiver’s Wellness Plan” that they can also share with parents. • To build resiliency while keeping a compassionate heart.