Come experience practical teaching in a safe and supportive community as we work to equip families, churches, and professionals to better serve children impacted by adoption and foster care. The Empowered to Connect Conference features Trust-Based Relational Intervention (TBRI) methods, developed by Dr. Karyn Purvis and Dr. David Cross from the Karyn Purvis Institute of Child Development, which help bring attachment and connection in families.  The content is ideal for adoptive and foster parents, those considering adoption or foster care and those who serve in a supporting role, including social workers, agency professionals, church staff and ministry leaders, counselors, and therapists. 

The event will help parents and professionals understand the needs of the whole child and the impact of trauma. It will also present an overview of attachment research and sensory processing, as well as providing insights, strategies, and tools parents need to achieve effective behavioral change in their children while promoting lasting connection and healing.

Conference Details and Info:

Time: April 28th and 29th; Friday and Saturday 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM; registration begins at 8:30 AM

Cost: Single - $15 with Viewing Guide
         Couple - $20 with Viewing Guide

Continuing Education Registration: Each professional interested in receiving hours and a professional certificate is required to register and pay a separate fee at

Foster parent training credit: There is no need to sign up for foster parent training credit in advance. Certificates of attendance will be available at the host site each day. 

No Child Care Available for this session.

Refreshments: Complimentary refreshments will be available during the simulcast.

Lunch: Lunch is scheduled from 12:00 - 1:30 PM. You are welcome to bring lunch and eat at the host site or travel to a nearby restaurant. A round table discussion will be offered to those remaining onsite during lunch break. 

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