2017 Empowered to Connect

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Join Lutheran Family and Children’s Services of Mid-Missouri & HeartSpace Clinic in partnership with the Columbia Foster & Adoption Project, for Empowered to Connect, an insightful training for foster parents, adoptive parents, counselors, teachers, social workers, therapists, direct care providers, Children’s Division staff, daycare providers, pediatricians, CASA, and more. Together we will learn about Trust-Based Relational Intervention (TBRI), a therapeutic model that provides effective support and treatment for   at-risk children. TBRI has been applied in orphanages, courts, residential treatment facilities, group homes, foster and adoptive homes, churches, and schools. Empowered to Connect is a two-day conference that is presented via simulcast in coordination with Show Hope and The Karyn Purvis Institute of Child Development at Texas Christian University.  This conference is designed to help anyone who helps support children who have experienced trauma or come from hard places.

Registration is $10 per person whether attending one or both days.  This fee covers the cost of the simulcast and workbook.

When: April 7-8, 2017 from 9:00 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Where: The Crossing, 3615 Southland Drive, Columbia MO
(No childcare will be provided so please plan accordingly.)

Please register to attend using the form below. Upon submission, you will be directed to make your payment online. Please click the link provided to proceed to online payment processing.

We look forward to sharing this educational experience with you!


2017 Empowered to Connect


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