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The Empowered to Connect conference is designed to help adoptive and foster parents, ministry leaders and childcare professionals learn to connect with children who have experienced grief or trauma — children who come, as Dr. Purvis says, from “hard places.” The conference will offer hands-on, practical tips to engage with and support at-risk children — helping them heal and reach their full potential.

Register today!

Location in Illinois:
Village Bible Church
847 North State Route 47
Sugar Grove, Illinois 60554

(download flyer here)

What does your registration come with?

For $30/person ($50/professional CEU), you will receive:

  • two days of professional training, featuring Trust-Based Relational Intervention® methods developed by Dr. Karyn Purvis and Dr. David Cross,
  • a workbook,
  • and snacks and beverages 

Although this simulcast is open to anyone interested in attending — and we encourage you to invite your friends — it is ideal for foster or adoptive parents (or anyone considering fostering or adopting), social workers, agency professionals, childcare workers, church staff and ministry leaders, counselors, therapists and any parent, of any faith, struggling to connect with their child.

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CEUs Available by the NASW and NBCC: The NASW will be considering this a distance-learning event, which requires a post-test. Professionals seeking credit will need to scan in and out of the event each day and will be emailed certificates at the email address provided at registration within 4 weeks. Please be advised: CEU credits are for licensed professionals only and are not the same as adoptive/foster training credits.

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For registration questions, please contact Katelyn at