ABOUT THE EMPOWERED TO CONNECT CONFERENCE
The Empowered to Connect Conference features 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. It features Trust-Based Relational Intervention® (TBRI)
methods developed by Dr. Karyn Purvis and Dr. David Cross from the Karyn Purvis Institute of
Child Development, to help bring attachment and connection in families. The content 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, and therapists.
- Plan to arrive at 8:45am on both Friday and Saturday. Conference ends both days at 5:00pm
- Childcare will not be provided.
- Lunch is on your own 12:15-1:15 each day
- Please note registration site for CEUs during registration process
- Please download your own viewing guide
Conference Viewing Guides
The Empowered to Connect Conference Viewing Guide includes the key takeaways from each conference presentation by the staff of the Karyn Purvis Institute of Child Development at TCU. The full-color guide contains ample space for participants to record notes, as well as helpful charts and diagrams and additional resources. We highly recommend that each simulcast participant or family has access to this Viewing Guide, which is available for purchase or free download. The FREE download will be available in February.