Free

Empowered to Connect

Event Information

Share this event

Date and Time

Location

Location

Hope Evangelical Free Church

11330 435th St SW

Fertile, MN 56540

View Map

Event description

Description

This simulcast conference features two days of practical teaching to equip families, churches, and professionals to better connect with and serve children from hard places. Empowered to Connect, presented by Show Hope, has a specific focus on families of foster and adopted children, but the lessons are applicable for ALL parents, teachers, social workers - anyone serving children! Gain access to practical tools that help bring hope and healing to children who have experienced trauma or the loss of parental 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. Learn more at empoweredtoconnect.org. This is an opportunity to provide the support to families and professionals where most communities lack the experience, the expertise, and the answers to those in desperate need for help and guidance.

A simulcast of this conference will be shown at Hope Evangelical Free Church, Friday and Saturday, April 27-28 (lunch and refreshments provided both days). This conference has been called a life-changing experience; become empowered to make a difference in your family and in your community!

Please note that the conference content is not "all or nothing"; if you are not able to attend the full two-day conference, check out the conference agenda below and feel free to join us for the sessions of interest to you.

ETC 2018 AgendaCONTINUING EDUCATION
Up to 11 continuing education credits are available for social workers, teachers, and other professionals. In addition to registering for the simulcast, professionals interested in receiving credit hours and a professional certificate are required to register and pay a separate fee at etccontinuingeducation2018.eventbrite.com.

Learning Objectives

  • To demonstrate the specific needs of the whole child, the principles of empowering, connecting and correcting, and practical steps that can help children heal. This is accomplished by: helping parents see their children with ‘eyes of compassion’; understanding the needs of the whole child; and offering hope from the scientific research that all children can heal if their parents are insightful and equipped.

  • To provide an in-depth look at the impact of trauma on children, including effects in their brain development, neurochemistry, sensory processing, attachment behaviors and ability to self-regulate. Presenter will review a wide range of research that gives insight into development deficits that impact “children from hard places,” but also focuses on helping parents/caregivers to see beyond maladaptive behaviors to the “real child”.

  • To encourage adults to look at their adult attachment style and their motivations and expectations in helping their child develop a secure attachment. This session will: help understand the impact the parent’s own history can have on the relationship; provide parents insights and skills to help them begin to process their own histories; challenge parents to focus on what they bring to the parent-child relationship.

  • To provide a summary of attachment and key attachment research, focusing on the role of attachment as the foundation for the parent/child relationship. This session will also focus on helping parents/caregivers understand how to rebuild and repair ruptured attachments for “children from hard places”.

  • To present an overview of how sensory processing and neurochemistry is affected in “children from hard places.” Specifically, one session will focus on: signs of sensory processing deficits and disorder; strategies to effectively respond to and deal with sensory processing issues; research relating altered neurochemistry in “children from hard places.”

  • To offer insights, strategies and tools parents need to achieve effective behavioral change in their children while promoting lasting connection and healing.

We hope to see you there!

Share with friends

Date and Time

Location

Hope Evangelical Free Church

11330 435th St SW

Fertile, MN 56540

View Map

Save This Event

Event Saved