Join us as ICA hosts The Empowered To Connect LIVE Simulcast at Calvary Chapel Murrieta. The LIVE Simulcast is a two-day live video 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 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.
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, foster care, trauma or unfavorable behaviors.
WHO SHOULD ATTEND THE CONFERENCE?
The practical principles apply to any family and/or children raised by you from birth but you have hit a really difficult patch. The goal of ETC is to help you unglue sticky situations and get back to a healthy functioning family. The Conference content is primarily targeted to adoptive parents, foster parents, potential adoptive parents, and professionals or ministry leaders dealing with orphan care and/or children with a traumatic past.
WHAT ARE THE FEES TO ATTEND?
Early bird is $30/person before February 8th and $40/person after February 8th. There is a group discount: for every 10 registrations you will receive one complimentary registration.
WHAT ARE THE CONFERENCE DETAILS?
The ETC Conference runs from Friday morning 4/7/17 through Saturday late afternoon 4/8/17. Doors open at 8am for check-in and announcements. The live simulcast begins promptly at 9am and concludes each day at 5pm. Attendees will check in with their ticket or by last name.
Included in your registration fee is a workbook, lunch both days and a Q&A Session with Dr. Nancy Satterwhite.
Coffee, water and light refreshments will be provided during the morning and afternoon breaks.
Lunch is provided: Friday - Chick-Fil-A sandwich, chip bag, tossed spinach salad with chicken, cookie and water. Saturday - pizza, tossed green Italian salad with egg, dessert and water.
If you know you desire to dine away, there are many eateries at the nearby shopping center and we ask you check the box ‘Dining Out’ at time of registration.
WHERE IS THE CONFERENCE HELD?
Calvary Murrieta Church, 24225 Monroe Avenue, Murrieta CA 92562 in the sanctuary. Parking is free, however note on Friday the elementary school is in session so please drive with care.
WHAT IF I AM REGISTERED BY AN UNABLE TO ATTEND?
There are no refunds.
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 conference. Each day provides an abundance of valuable information and you will benefit by attending either day. Check-in is open both days, if you are able only to attend one day then you will receive a certificate at the end of the day for the actual day you attended.
CAN I RECEIVE CONTINUING EDUCATION CREDITS BY ATTENDING A SIMULCAST EVENT?
Each professional social worker interested in receiving hours and a professional certificate is required to register and pay a separate fee at www.etccontinuingeducation2017.eventbrite.com.
One change in 2017 is that the National Association of Social Workers now considers the simulcast a distance learning event. This classification will require professionals desiring credit from NASW to complete a posttest after attending the conference. Additional details will be sent to registered professionals and they must indicate they would like to pursue this option when registering.
Many other professionals, on their own initiative, present their attendance certificate to their respective professional organizations, along with a course outline, and qualify this conference for acceptance of professional CEU units.
DO YOU ALLOW OUTSIDE ORGANIZATONS TO SET UP BOOTHS AT THE CONFERENCE?
Thank you for your interest in participating at the conference. We do not currently allow outside parties to set up booths in order to focus on the content presented at this conference. We intend to have an information table of services and opportunities provided by ICA.
WHAT RESOURCES ARE AVAILABLE FOR PURCHASE AT THE CONFERENCE?
Because ICA is a host site only we will not provide items for display or purchase. You may reference https://showhope.org/product-category/resources/
WILL CHILD CARE BE PROVIDED?
No, unfortunately childcare will not be provided. Please make arrangements for your children off-site.
WILL TRAINING CREDITS FOR ADOPTIVE AND FOSTER PARENTS BE AVAILABLE?
Each adoptive and foster parent receives a certificate of attendance. The certificates will be handed out at the end of each day. Participants are responsible for providing the certificate to their agency for each day’s attendance along with a schedule of the conference and it is at the agency’s discretion whether or not to apply these hours (6.5 hours/day or 13 hours total) toward training credit hours. This is an approved course for ICA families to receive parent training hours and there is no need to sign up separately.
WHY IS EMPOWERED TO CONNECT FOR EVERYONE, NOT JUST PROFESSIONALS?
This conference focuses on helping to identify and recognize the needs of children which may be evidencing their need in poor or destructive behavior. TBRI is specifically designed to meet the child’s core needs in a safe, nurturing and developmentally appropriate way. It’s effective because it is founded in documented neurological research and provides practical strategies for interacting with a child. This conference focuses not just on why our children behave the way they do, but more importantly how we as caregivers can better recognize and respond to those needs.
WILL THERE BE OPPORTUNITIES FOLLOWING THE SIMULCAST?
ICA conducts further Parent Training sessions every 8-10 weeks on two consecutive Saturdays from 9am to 2pm. These are for families needing parent training hours. The first session is ‘Becoming Empowered’ and the second session is ‘Becoming Equipped.’ Reference 4achild.org for further details or call the office 951-695-3336 to register.
HOW CAN I RECEIVE FURTHER HELP?
ICA has an in-house counseling center and we are passionate about helping children and families. Please see our website at www.instituteforchildrensaid.org.
The Child and Family Counseling Services program is a very unique type of program. ICA has many years of expertise in assisting families and children, especially those children who come from trauma based circumstances. Many children come into a family through “blended” circumstances; many may have come from foster care; many have come from orphan institutional care and adoption; many have been in a life as a refugee, immigrant, non– immigrant fleeing from their native home for safety; many have come from a life of being trafficked and many have simply been raised by you from birth and you have hit a really difficult journey with them. We understand your issues and the challenges you are facing. Our goal is to help you unglue the situations and get back to a healthy functioning family. There are a variety of unique groups for children ages 10 & up using strength based therapeutic techniques. And there are groups for families and individual sessions. Monday– Saturday appointments available, day or evenings.