Empowering Parents & Caregivers

Empowered to Connect

“Empowered to Connect (ETC) is an attachment rich community-focused program that exists to support, resource and educate caregivers.

ETC’s resources and trainings are especially helpful for caregivers of children who have experienced adverse childhood experiences (ACE’s), toxic stress, and maltreatment. We fundamentally believe that every human being has a great capacity to grow and overcome adversity when cared for in supportive, connected and nurturing environments.”

Empowered to Connect Conference

The Empowered to Connect Conference, hosted annually by Show Hope and Focus on the Family, provides the easiest, first access to Trust-based Relational Intervention® or TBRI®. TBRI® was created by Dr. Karyn Purvis and Dr. David Cross at the TCU Karyn Purvis Institute of Child Development.

ETC is now simulcast to over 600 sites across the US and around the world.

Additional Resources

The Connected Child

The Out of Sync Child

The Whole Brain Child

Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACE’s)

About Adverse Childhood Experiences

The Different Types of Attachment Styles

Parents Attachment Style and the Adopted Child

Trauma Competent Caregiver Training