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Empowered to Connect Conference 2018 – Chicago

April 13 @ 5:00 am - April 14 @ 1:00 pm UTC-4

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Bringing Hope and Healing to Families

Show Hope is partnering with Empowered to Connect to present the Empowered to Connect Conference on April 13-14, 2018, outside of Chicago. 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.

This two-day-conference will be held at Community Christian Church and hosted by founding Show Hope board members, Dan and Terri Coley. Each day’s sessions will run from 9am-5pm (check-in opens at 8am), with a one hour offsite lunch.

The Empowered to Connect Conference features Trust-Based Relational InterventionⓇ 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, childcare providers, and extended family members.

Find more information about the conference here >

If seating is available, tickets may be purchased at the door.


CHILDCARE: Please note that childcare will NOT be provided at this event.  Please make arrangements off-site for childcare.

CONTINUING EDUCATION: This program has previously been approved by the National Association of Social Workers and the National Board for Certified Counselors for 11 continuing education contact hours. Approval for the 2018 event is pending.

CONTACT: For inquiries regarding the Empowered to Connect Conference, please contact 615-550-5600 ext. 116.


April 13 @ 5:00 am
April 14 @ 1:00 pm
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Show Hope
615-550-5600 ext. 116


Community Christian Church Plainfield
24035 Riverwalk Court
Plainfield, IL 60544 United States
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