Empowered to Connect—Upcoming Education Opportunity

What is the Empowered to Connect Conference?

The Empowered to Connect Conference features two days of 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. This year’s conference includes Trust-Based Relational Intervention® (TBRI®) methods developed by Dr. Karyn Purvis and Dr. David Cross from the Karyn Purvis Institute of Child Development, which exists to bring attachment and connection in families.

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conference details

April 5-6 10 am-6 pm at Watkinsville First Baptist Church in the Youth Room


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Who should attend the conference?

The conference content is beneficial for adoptive parents, foster parents, potential adoptive or foster parents, and professionals or ministry leaders serving children.

Will Continuing Education credits be available?

Yes! Continuing education credits are available for both adoptive and foster parents, as well as professionals. Foster and adoptive parents will receive a certificate of attendance at the end of each day. Attendees are responsible for providing the certificate to their agency, and it is at the agency’s discretion whether or not to count participation toward training credits. To be eligible with your agency to receive training credits, each participant will need to turn in to their agency a copy of each certificate and it is beneficial to also provide them the schedule of the conference.

All professionals interested in receiving continuing education credit must register through this siteYou will not be eligible for credit without a confirmation of registration. Continuing education is for licensed professionals only and is not the same as adoptive/foster training credits.

Will childcare be provided?

No, unfortunately childcare will not be provided. Please make arrangements for your children off-site.

What are the fees to attend this conference?

The simulcast is free for foster and adoptive parents (or those considering fostering or adopting). There is a $5 charge per day for professionals.