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Local ministries to host Empowered to Connect Conference

The Empowered to Connect Conference, presented in a simulcast by Show Hope, will take place on April 5th and 6th and features two days of practical teaching in a safe and supportive community, working to equip families, churches, and professionals to better serve children impacted by trauma.

The Empowered to Connect Conference features dynamic presenters who share from the lens of Trust-Based Relational Intervention (TBRI®), a trauma-informed care model developed by Dr. Karyn Purvis and Dr. David Cross. TBRI® utilizes the principles of Empowering, Connecting and Correcting to reshape young minds and bring long-term healing into families.

Presenters include Daren Jones, Training Specialist with the Karyn Purvis Institute of Child Development; Dan and Terri Coley, Show Hope founding board members; and Amanda Purvis, Training Specialist with the Karyn Purvis Institute of Child Development (KP ICD) at TCU.

The conference will provide a powerful overview of how TBRI® can be used in home, education, residential and other community settings. Content is beneficial for parents, current or prospective adoptive or foster parents, professionals or ministry leaders serving children and anyone interested in learning more about TBRI® and how to bring hope and healing into lives.

The Empowered to Connect Conference will be provided free of charge.

In Topeka, Topeka Rescue Mission Ministries will host the event at Fairlawn Church of the Nazarene, 701 SW Fairlawn. The conference runs from 9am to 5pm, and doors open at 8:30am. For information or to register, visit trmonline.org/volunteer/special-events or email volunteer@trmonline.org or call (785)354-1744 ext. 393.

Other locations in Kansas that will be hosting the conference include Emporia, Manhattan, and Lawrence.

In Missouri, the conference will be hosted at Christ Lutheran Church, 6700 Northwest 72nd Street in Platte Woods (Email: rbuchholz@bmlawkc.com); and Abundant Life Church, 414 Southwest Persels Road in Lee’s Summit (Email: james@abundantlifels.com).

Other locations in Missouri hosting the conference include Columbia and St. Joseph.

Re-do conferences at a later date will be held in Oak Grove, Liberty and Kansas City, Mo.

For a full list of locations and more details click here.

–By Metro Voice Staff


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