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Empowered to Connect

Friday, April 5, 2019 9:00 am - Saturday, April 6, 2019 6:00 pm

Empowered to Connect

Location: Northside Christian Church, 4902 State Hwy H, Springfield, MO 65803
Description: This event will be held from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on both Friday and Saturday. Complete the registration below whether you are attending one or both days.

The Empowered to Connect Conference is a two-day simulcast event presented by Show Hope and the Karyn Purvis Institute of Child Development. 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, foster care, and traumatic circumstances.

Featuring Trust-Based Relational Intervention® methods developed by Dr. Karyn Purvis and Dr. David Cross from the Karyn Purvis Institute of Child Development, this conference helps bring attachment and connection in families.

This conference focuses on trauma-informed care of children from hard places. This event will be beneficial to all foster/adoptive parents, CASA volunteers, teachers, educators, child welfare workers, therapists, and so many more.


What time is check in? Doors for check-in will open at 8:30 am each day. The conference is run on a strict time schedule, so conference kick-off will begin promptly at 9:00 am.

Are CEUs or attendance certificates available?
CEUs may be available to professionals through Show Hope. To receive official CEU's please visit for more information. Each conference attendee will be given daily certificates to prove and record their attendance at the conference.

How many hours of training will I receive?
The total two-day conference will be worth 11 hours of in-person training.

Will there be childcare?
Childcare will not be available for this conference. The material could be inappropriate for a child as the conference goes in depth about trauma and abuse and may be triggering for a child.

Do I have to attend both days?
This conference is absolutely life changing information! We hope that you can make both days as you will receive the most information and have all of the materials you need to begin your journey as a trauma-informed individual. You are not required to attend both days, and please come and go as needed throughout the conference.
This form stopped accepting submissions on April 1, 2019 5:00 pm CDT.
Contact Information:
Rebecca Weber
417.864.6202 x105
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