Empowered to Connect 2017

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Fairlawn Kiwanis Community Center

3486 South Smith Road

Fairlawn, OH 44333

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Caring for Kids, Inc. is honored to invite you to attend this two-day Empowered to Connect Conference Simulcast, in collaboration with Show Hope Ministries and the Karyn Purvis Institute of Child Development at TCU!

The Empowered to Connect Conference is a fabulous resource for a parent of any child and is an ideal and proven parenting technique for children who have experienced trauma of any kind. Some examples of traumatized children who benefit from the Trust Based Relational model of parenting, which is presented during the conference, include foster and adopted children, children born after high risk or high stress pregnancies, and those who have spent time in the NICU or experienced childhood illnesses. It can also be beneficial for children who have experienced traumatic events such as divorce, exposure to violence, or those who have learning disabilities, insecurities, or emotional disturbances and more.

Agencies and indiviuduals serving and supporting children who have experienced trauma, including social workers, therapists, counselors, nurses, church staff, Guardian Ad Litems/CASA's, judges, teachers and more are not only welcomed, but encouraged, to attend.

Please join us in learning how the connecting, correcting and empowering principles could have a profound effect on the day to day lives of yourself and your child(ren) from hard places!

This simulcast will be hosted live on Friday, April 7th and Saturday, April 8th from 10am to 6pm both days. Attendees are encouraged, but not required, to attend both days of this event. Registration will begin at 9am. Attendees are encouraged to arrive early to check-in, indulge in some refreshments, consult with TBRI Educators regarding sensory interventions, and get settled in for the conference!


Will I recieve foster parent continuing education for attending the event?

We welcome foster parents to attend the Empowered to Connect Simulcast as the information can be life-changing to the children you serve through your committment to foster parenting. Any foster parent who registers for the event with the approval of their certifying agency should recieve continuing education hours for the event. Certificates will be provided to your licensing provider following the event.

How can I get Social Work or other professional CEUs for attending the event?

Regardless of the site where professionals atttend this year's simulcast, all professionals seeking continuing education credit must register for CEUs at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/continuing-education-registration-for-2017-empowered-to-connect-simulcast-tickets-28564676717

Professionals must register for both a general admission ticket AND a CEU ticket.

More information about continuing education credits can be found at the above link.

Are there ID requirements or an age limit to enter the event?

All adults are welcome to attend the Empowered to Connect Simulcast and are not required to bring an ID. We ask that families find alternate care arrangements for their children as we want everyone to be able to focus on the material being presented.

What are my transport/parking options at the event?

There is ample free parking available at the venue for all attendees.

What can/can't I bring to the event?

Refreshments will be provided for all attendees during breaks. You are welcome to bring additional snacks or a lunch to enjoy during break times. A list of area restaurants will be available for those who wish to purchase lunch during the 90 minute "lunch on your own" break.

You may also find it beneficial to bring a pen or pencil and a notebook to take notes from the wonderful information being presented during the conference.

Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?

While we will not deny entrance to the event due to an individual not having a printed ticket, providing a printed ticket at the time of entry is encouraged, as it will allow for a much quicker and smoother check-in process.

Those who wish to receive professional continuing education credits through the above listed link are required to bring the badge that is emailed to them after registering using the above link.

What is the refund/registration transfer policy?

If there is a need for a refund or transfer of registration, we are more than willing to review this on a case by case basis. In this event, please contact Caring for Kids, Inc. at 330-928-0044, or email ashley@cfkadopt.org.

Can I contact the organizer with any questions?

You can contact Caring for Kids, Inc. at 330-928-0044 for answers to any additional questions. You can also email ashley@cfkadopt.org for answers to your questions.

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