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Empowered to Connect

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Harvest Community Church

2436 Northwest Astor Street

Camas, WA 98607

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April 7-8, 8:30am-5pm (each day)

Empowered To Connect, together with Show Hope and The Karyn Purvis Institute of Child Development at TCU, hosts the Empowered To Connect Conference — a two-day conference designed to help adoptive and foster parents, ministry leaders and professionals better understand how to connect with “children from hard places” in order to help them heal and become all that God desires for them to be.

The conference features David Cross, Mandy Howard, Daren Jones, Dan and Terri Coley, Ryan and Kayla North, Casey Call, and Cindy Lee and 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, therapists and others.

Professionals can receive 11 Continuing Education Units (5.5/day) for atending the Empowered to Connect conference. Please note that there is an additional $50 cost as well as further registration to complete before being fully qualified to receive the units. There will be more information in your confirmation email after purchasing your general admission ticket. Foster parents can get 11 training hours, and ESD 112 teachers can get 11 clock hours for attending.

On April 7-8, the simulcast will be hosted by Harvest Community Church in Camas, WA. Come benefit from the conference as well as making deeper connections in your community with people who may be experiencing similar situations.

Note: If you are unable to come to both days, we would still love for you to come!

No childcare is provided.

The schedule of the conference and subjects is as follows:

Day 1 – Friday

8:30 - 8:45 AM-- Doors open/registration

8:45 - 9:00 AM-- Welcome to Harvest, Announcements, Introductions

9:00 to 9:30 AM Simulcast begins – Welcome, Introductions, and Overview

9:30 to 10:45 AM – Children from Hard Places and the Brain (led by Dr. David Cross)

10:45 to 11:00 AM – Break

11:00 am to 12:00 PM – Hope and Help for the Future (led by Dr. David Cross)

12:00 to 1:30 PM – Offsite or Catered Lunch (if prepurchased)

1:30 to 2:45 PM – Creating Healing Connections (led by Dr. Amanda Howard)

2:45 to 3:00 PM – Break

3:00 to 3:45 PM – We Didn’t Know What We Didn’t Know (led by Dan & Terri Coley)

3:45 to 4:45 PM – Empowering Our Kids to Succeed (led by Dr. Casey Call)

4:45 to 5:00 PM – Closing Remarks

Day 2 – Saturday

8:30 - 8:45 -- Doors open/registration

8:45 - 9:00 -- Announcements, Connections

9:00 to 9:15 AM – Simulcast begins -- Welcome and Overview

9:15 to 10:30 AM – Shaping Our Kids’ Behavior (led by Daren Jones)

10:30 to 10:45 AM – Break

10:45 am to 12:00 PM – Shaping Our Kids’ Behavior (led by Daren Jones)

12:00 to 1:30 PM – Offsite or Catered Lunch (if prepurchased)

1:30 to 2:30 PM – Healing Ourselves, Healing Our Children (led by Cindy Lee)

2:30 to 2:45 PM – Break

2:45 to 3:30 PM – Creating a Safe Place (led by Ryan and Kayla North)

3:30 to 4:45 PM – Putting It All Together and Taking It Home (led by all speakers)

4:45 to 5:00 PM – Closing Remarks


If you are unable to make it to any of the sessions, the audio will be available afterwards at www.etcaudio.com.

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