Training for Adoptive & Foster Parents

By: - February 6, 2013

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If you are an adoptive or foster parent and you live in the Dallas/Ft. Worth area, we would like to invite you to join us for the Empowered To Connect Parenting Training — Connect Course.

ETC Parent Training was developed by Empowered To Connect based on the Trust-Based Relational Intervention® (TBRI®) model developed by Dr. Karyn Purvis and her colleagues at the TCU Institute of Child Development. This nine-week training is designed to equip parents with a holistic understanding of their child’s needs and empowers parents with the strategies and tools to effectively meet those needs while both building trust and helping their child heal and grow.

The course is taught in an interactive small group setting and meets each Thursday night, from 6:30 to 8:30 pm at Irving Bible Church, starting Thursday, February 21. The course will be led by Michael & Amy Monroe and will cover the the following nine sessions:

● Foundations for Connection
● The Whole Equation: Understanding What You and Your Child Bring to the Relationship (Parts 1 & 2)
● The Attachment Dance
● Understanding the Impact of Fear and the Importance of Playful Engagement
● Understanding the Needs of the Whole Child
● Behavioral Change: Connecting While Correcting (Part 1-3)

The cost for the training is $150 per family, which includes materials and all required resources. Married couples are required to attend together and singles are encouraged to attend with a support team member (at no additional charge). Class sizes are limited to no more than 12 families. Childcare (ages 0 to 5th grade) is also available at no additional charge. In addition, most adoptive and foster parents are able to obtain training credits for their participation in this training.

If you would like to register for the course starting February 21, click here to complete the pre-training assessment. If you still need more information, click here or contact Amy Monroe at [email protected].

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