Greater Lafayette Empowered to Connect Live Simulcast 2017
Friday, April 7, 2017 at 10:00 AM - Saturday, April 8, 2017 at 6:00 PM (EDT)
San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
Gifts of Grace Adoption Support Center and Safe Families of Lafayette are excited to bring you a live simulcast event on April 7 and April 8 from 10am to 6pm each day. Empowered To Connect, together with Show Hope, hosts the Empowered To Connect Simulcast — a two-day conference designed to help adoptive and foster parents, ministry leaders, churches, 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 Dr. Karyn Purvis together with Michael & Amy Monroe, 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.
For more information about the speakers, please visit: https://showhope.org/our-work/pre-post-adoption-support/empowered-to-connect/
For more information about Empowered to Connect, please visit: www.empoweredtoconnect.org.
Day 1 – Friday
10:00 to 10:30 AM – Welcome, Introductions, and Overview
10:30 to 11:45 AM – Children from Hard Places and the Brain (led by Dr. David Cross)
11:45 AM to 12:00 PM – Break
12:00 to 1:00 PM – Hope and Help for the Future (led by Dr. David Cross)
1:00 to 2:30 PM – Lunch
2:30 to 3:45 PM – Creating Healing Connections (led by Dr. Amanda Howard)
3:45 to 4:00 PM – Break
4:00 to 4:45 PM – We Didn’t Know What We Didn’t Know (led by Dan & Terri Coley)
4:45 to 5:45 PM – Empowering Our Kids to Succeed (led by Dr. Casey Call)
5:45 to 6:00 PM – Closing Remarks
Day 2 – Saturday
10:00 to 10:15 AM – Welcome and Overview
10:15 to 11:30 AM – Shaping Our Kids’ Behavior (led by Daren Jones)
11:30 to 11:45 AM – Break
11:45 am to 1:00 PM – Shaping Our Kids’ Behavior (led by Daren Jones)
1:00 to 2:30 PM – Lunch
2:30 to 3:30 PM – Healing Ourselves, Healing Our Children (led by Cindy Lee)
3:30 to 3:45 PM – Break
3:45 to 4:30 PM – Creating a Safe Place (led by Ryan and Kayla North)
4:30 to 5:45 PM – Putting It All Together and Taking It Home (led by panel)
5:45 to 6:00 PM – Closing Remarks
When does Early Bird Registration end?
Early Bird Registration ends on March 23. After March 23, registration will go from $15 per person to $20 per person. Regular registration will be open until April 6.
Where can I contact the organizer with any questions?
Questions can be directed to Courtney at Gifts of Grace Adoption Support Center at 765-807-5117 or via email at email@example.com.
Will there be childcare?
No, please make arrangements for your child off-site, however there will be space available for nursing mothers.
What about lunch?
Each day will have an hour and a half lunch break in which you can go out to eat or enjoy a boxed lunch at the conference site.
There are numerous fast food restaurants within minutes of the conference site as well as Camille's, Cristos, Applebees, MCL, Scotty's, Moes, Buffalo Wild Wings, etc.
Boxed lunches from McAlisters are availabe to purchse with registration. On Friday, April 8, there will be a Ham or Veggie Sandwich, Potato Chips, Pickle, and Cookie. On Saturday, April 9, there will be Turkey Bacon Ranch Sandwhich or Veggie Wrap, Potato Chips, Pickle, and Cookie. If you would like to see meal details or purchase a boxed meal on either or both days, you may do so in the ticket section.
Additionally, coffee and water will be provided throughout the event as well as a variety of snacks and treats at no cost.
Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?
Yes. Tickets will be collected at the door and at lunch time.
What is the refund policy?
Unfortunately no refunds will be given.
Can I register for only one day?
We do not offer discounts or reduced fees for one day attendance. You must register for the full event. However, check-in will be open both days if you are only able to attend one day.
Will training credits for foster/adoptive families be available?
Each parent will receive a certificate of attendance. The certificates will be handed out 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. There is no need to sign up for adoptive/foster training credit.
Can I receive Continuing Education Credits?
Continuing education credits from the National Association of Social Workers (NASW) will be offered to professionals for all conference learning sessions without charge. In order to receive CE Credits:
- Go to the following link for more information and to register:https://www.eventbrite.com/e/continuing-education-registration-for-2017-empowered-to-connect-simulcast-tickets-28564676717
The 2017 Empowered to Connect conferences is pending approval by the National Association of Social Workers (Approval #886649357-2610) for 11 Social Work continuing education contact hours.
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Hosted By: Safe Families of Lafayette; Gifts of Grace Adoption Support Center
- Safe Families for Children provides a loving sanctuary where parents can safely and voluntarily place their children in times of need. For more information, please visit: www.safe-families.org.com.
- Gifts of Grace Adoption Support Center is a local, non-profit, Licensed Child Placing Agency that provides Christ-centered support to local women considering adoption for their child as well as adoption services and support to adoptive families. For more information, please visit: www.giftsofgraceadoption.com.