empowered to connect


April 26 & 27

Guntersville Campus

Register HERE

To download a flyer: ETC_Flyer.pdf

Come experience practical teaching in a safe and supportive community as we work to equip families, churches, and professionals to better serve children impacted by adoption and foster care, as well as children who have experienced adverse childhood experiences, maltreatment, and loss    Featuring Trust-Based Relational Intervention® methods, developed by Dr. Karyn Purvis and Dr. David Cross from the Karyn Purvis Institute of Child Development at TCU, to bring attachment and connection in families.

Registration begins at 8:30. Lunch is not provided, but there will be light snacks, coffee, and water available throughout the day. The church is conveniently located to many good restaurant options or you are welcome to bring your own lunch and eat it at the church. Childcare is not provided but if you need to keep a baby with you, feel free to do so.

Empowered to Connect provides a conference viewing guide. The viewing guide includes the key takeaways from each conference presentation by the staff of the Karyn Purvis Institute of Child Development at TCU and other speakers. The full-color guide contains ample space for participants to record notes, as well as helpful charts, diagrams, and additional resources. We will email a digital version of this guide during the week of the conference that you will want to print and bring with you.  Please let us know in the comments section of the registration form if you do not have printing capabilities, and we can provide one of these for you. 

If you need training hours for your foster license or adoption home study, you will have the opportunity to collect up to 11 hours. Please select this in registration if you will need a certificate for your hours.

If you are a professional and need continuing education hours, please register for these hours here. Please also indicate in registration that you will be collecting these hours.