Empowered to Connect
April 17 & 18, 2020

Empowered to Connect (ETC) features two days of practical teaching to equip families, churches and professionals impacted by adoption and foster care. Featuring Trust-Based Relational Intervention® methods developed by Dr. Karyn Purvis and Dr. David Cross from the Karyn Purvis Institute of Child Development, this conference helps bring attachment and connection in families.

The Empowered to Connect Conference 2020 Rewind provides the opportunity to experience and grow from the rich, impactful teaching of either the 2018 or 2019 simulcast. We will be rebroadcasting the 2018 conference. All attendees will be provided a viewing guide with new practical content.

The conference is free and runs from 9 am – 4:45 pm on Friday and 9:00 – 4:30 pm on Saturday. Registration and breakfast begin at 8:30 am, the conference begins promptly at 9 am. Breakfast and snacks will be provided. Lunch will be offsite.  The simulcast will be held at in the Studio of Fruit Cove Baptist Church

Childcare will not be available for the conference. However, we understand that in identifying your own childcare options, the expense can be a deterrent. Because we are committed to removing as many obstacles as possible, Fruit Cove will reimburse participants at a predetermined rate for their childcare expenses; $7.00 per hour for one child, increasing at $0.50 per hour, per additional child, for up to four children, with the maximum rate being $8.50 per hour, up to $50 per day.  Reimbursement forms will be available at the conference registration table. Additionally, a list of babysitters, comprised of high school seniors and college students, is available upon request.

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Foster / Adoptive Parents In-Service Training: Certificates of Completion will be provided at the end of each day.

Conference Schedule

Day 1 - Friday

  • 8:30 - 9:00 AM - Registration Opens / Breakfast
  • 9:00 to 9:45 AM – What is TBRI?
  • 9:45 to 11:00 AM – A Paradigm Shift: Part 1
  • 11:00 to 11:15 AM – Break
  • 11:15 AM to 12:15 PM – A Paradigm Shift: Part 2
  • 12:15 to 1:15 PM – Lunch
  • 1:15 to 2:30 PM – Connecting: Attachment is Developmental
  • 2:30 to 3:30 PM – Connecting: Healing Through Relationships
  • 3:30 to 3:45 PM – Break
  • 3:45 to 4:45 PM – What About You?

Day 2 - Saturday

  • 8:30 - 9:00 AM - Registration Opens / Breakfast
  • 9:00 to 10:00 AM – Empowering: Powering the Body and Environment
  • 10:00 to 10:45 AM – Empowering: Meeting Sensory Needs
  • 10:45 to 11:00 AM – Break
  • 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM – Correcting: Recognizing the Need Behind the Behavior
  • 12:00 to 1:00 PM – Lunch
  • 1:00 to 2:15 PM – Correcting: Meeting the Need Behind the Behavior
  • 2:15 to 3:15 PM – Advocating for Children
  • 3:15 to 3:30 PM – Break
  • 3:30 to 4:30 PM – Where Do I Start?

Want to Know More About Fostering Hope?

Fostering Hope is a ministry of Fruit Cove Baptist Church that exists to raise awareness of vulnerable children in our community and to support foster and adoptive families.

 

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