Empowered to Connect Conference, hosted by Love Fosters Hope

Empowered to Connect Conference, hosted by Love Fosters Hope

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Date(s) - 04/27/2018 - 04/28/2018
9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Church Project


April 27 & 28
Church Project

This conference is free to attend; however, if you require childcare, you will be charged $5 per child.

Love Fosters Hope hosts the Empowered To Connect Conference, together with Show Hope and The Karyn Purvis Institute of Child Development at TCU — a two-day conference designed to help adoptive and foster parents, ministry leaders, educators 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 Daren Jones and Sarah Mercado, both training specialists with the Karen Purvis Institute of Child Development; Dan & Terri Coley, Show Hope founding board members; and Casey Call, Ph.D. and assistant director at the Karen Purvis Institute of Child Development. This 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, educators, counselors, therapists and others.

You may download the conference workbook for free to your tablet, laptop, or phone (ETCWorkbookDIGITALpreprint). It is not mandatory to have the workbook but recommended to have a digital or hard copy with you. NO HARD COPIES WILL BE PROVIDED AT THE CONFERENCE.
You will be given a 90-minute lunch break each day. There are several restaurants in the area from which to choose. You will receive a list or map to help you decide.

Foster and Adoptive Parents Certificate for training:
Adoptive and foster parents in need of documentation for training or continuing education hours will receive a separate certificate each day. You will be responsible for noting which sessions were attended.

NBCC credit for Certified Counselors:
The Empowered to Connect Conference and Simulcast has been approved by the National Board of Certified Counselors for NBCC credit. Show Hope is responsible for all aspects of the program. After you register for the Empowered to Connect conference and childcare (if needed), come back and register for your CEU credits. Continuing education registration and details are available at www.etccontinuingeducation2018.eventbrite.com.

Show Hope has received approval for the simulcast sites to offer distance-learning continuing education opportunities. The simulcast is approved by the National Association of Social Workers for 5.5 continuing education contact hours on Friday (Approval #886649357-2702) and 5.5 continuing education contact hours on Saturday (Approval #886649357-2703). Please note that simulcast viewers seeking NASW credit will be required to complete a post-test and receive a score of 80% or above to receive a certificate.


Ticket Type Price Spaces
Childcare for up to age 12 ($5.00 per child for entire conference)
Pay in advance to reserve childcare. List name(s), age(s), dietary restrictions, special needs. We make every effort to accommodate children with special needs. Please note that you may be contacted by a staff member to discuss your child's unique situation.
Entry Ticket (free)
If you are registering additional people, please list their name(s) and email address(es).