ABOUT THE EMPOWERED TO CONNECT CONFERENCE
The Empowered to Connect Conference features 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.
It features Trust-Based Relational Intervention® (TBRI) methods developed by Dr. Karyn Purvis and Dr. David Cross from the Karyn Purvis Institute of Child Development, to 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 are serving and supporting others, including social workers, agency professionals, church staff and ministry leaders, counselors, and therapists.
Early Bird (gets the worm): $25
General Admission (the rest of us): $30
Early bird pricing in effect until March 1.
MEET WITH A TBRI PRACTITIONER
25 min. session: $20
DISCOUNTS & SUBSIDIES
Would love to come but can't afford to? We don't want financial barriers to be a reason why you can't come. Please contact us to learn more.
MEET WITH A TBRI PRACTITIONER [NEW FOR 2019]
Have you been implementing TBRI in your home or work but feel like you could use a sounding board, scenario trouble-shooting or a chance to talk it through? This year, you can meet with our host site TBRI Practitioner and book a 25 minute session with our team for a cost of $20. Once you purchase a session ticket, you will receive a link to choose your session time. Session times run during the conference, so you will miss 25 minutes of the conference to attend the session. Limit of 1 session per person or family.
There is no childcare at this event.
WHAT TO EXPECT
CERTIFICATION AND PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT
This event may qualify for 11 hours of professional development and continuing education. The 2019 Conference was approved by the US National Association of Social Workers (NASW).
If you require proof of attendance or certification for professional development purposes, please visit here or contact us for more information and with any questions.
A Paradigm Shift (Parts 1 & 2)
Connecting: Attachment is Developmental
Connecting: Healing Through Relationships
What About You? Day 2 Empowering: Preparing the Body and Environment
Empowering: Meeting Sensory Needs
Correcting: Recognizing the Need Behind Behaviour (Parts 1 & 2)
Advocating for Children
Panel: Where Do I Start?