Empowered to Connect Conference: Bringing Hope and Healing to Families

Empowered to Connect Conference for adoptive and foster parents and professionals working with them
Friday, April 7 and
Saturday, April 8, 2017

Four Oaks Community Church is hosting a continuing education event of interest to adoptive and foster parents and volunteer guardians ad litem.

Join them on Friday, April 7 and Saturday, April 8, 2017 from 9:00 AM to 6:00 PM for Empowered to Connect Conference: Bringing Hope and Healing to Families.

This simulcast event is a two-day conference designed to help adoptive and foster parents, churches and professionals better understand how to connect with children impacted by adoption and foster care in order to help them heal and become all that they can.

  • Friday Agenda
  • 9:00 AM–9:45 AM — Registration, Coffee and Host Site Welcome
  • 10:00 AM–10:30 AM — Welcome, Introductions and Overview
  • 10:30 AM–11:45 AM — Children from Hard Places and the Brain (led by Dr. David Cross)
  • 11:45 AM–12:00 PM — Break
  • 12:00 PM–1:00 PM — Hope and Help for the Future (led by Dr. David Cross)
  • 1:00 PM–2:30 PM — Offsite Lunch
  • 2:30 PM–3:45 PM — Creating Healing Connections (led by Dr. Amanda Howard)
  • 3:45 PM–4:00 PM — Break
  • 4:00 PM–4:45 PM — We Didn't Know What We Didn't Know (led by Dan & Terri Coley)
  • 4:45 PM–5:45 PM — Empowering Our Kids to Succeed (led by Dr. Casey Call)
  • 5:45 PM–6:00 PM — Closing Remarks
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  • Saturday Agenda
  • 9:00 AM–9:45 AM — Registration, Coffee and Host Site Welcome
  • 10:00 AM–10:15 AM — Welcome and Overview
  • 10:15 AM–11:30 AM — Shaping Our Kids' Behavior (led by Daren Jones)
  • 11:30 AM–11:45 AM — Break
  • 11:45 AM–1:00 PM — Shaping Our Kids' Behavior (led by Daren Jones)
  • 1:00 PM–2:30 PM — Offsite Lunch
  • 2:30 PM–3:30 PM — Healing Ourselves, Healing Our Children (led by Cindy Lee)
  • 3:30 PM–3:45 PM — Break
  • 3:45 PM–4:30 PM — Creating a Safe Place (led by Ryan and Kayla North)
  • 4:30 PM–5:45 PM — Putting It All Together and Taking It Home (led by all speakers)
  • 5:45 PM–6:00 PM — Closing Remarks

The conference is $10 and includes a workbook and refreshments. You can download a print flyer, register online and submit questions to the event contact below.

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First Published March 26, 2017