Crest Baptist Church
Saturday, December 15, 2018
Connecting people with the Life that counts for eternity!

Empowered to Connect Simulcast


Friday April 13:  9am-5pm

Saturday April 14th 9am-5pm

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 and foster care. This live simulcast, featuring Trust-Based Relational Intervention® methods developed by Dr. Karyn Purvis and Dr. David Cross from the Karyn Purvis Institute of Child Development at TCU, is designed to help bring attachment and connection in families.

We are also excited to announce that this year’s conference will feature a revised program and new material for those who have attended multiple years.

The teaching and resources presented at the Empowered to Connect Conference have changed thousands of lives. Along the journey of caring for children who come from hard places, many people need help. We want to come alongside you and equip you with this knowledge.
The Iowa Department of Human Services as approved the Empowered to Connect Conference for 6 hours Iowa foster parent training credit per day, or 12 hours for the total conference. 
The cost of the simulcast is $10 and may be paid at the door or online HERE. (Use "Quick Give" and the "Empowered to Connect" in the fund drop-down menu)

CEU Details for Professionals

The Empowered to Connect Conference has previously been approved for 11 hours through the National Association of Social Workers (NASW) and the National Board for Certified Counselors (NBCC), though we cannot guarantee any approvals for the 2018 event (NOTE: this will be updated as soon as approval is given). Please note that simulcast viewers seeking NASW credit will be required to complete a post-test and receive a score of 80% or above to receive a certificate.
Each professional interested in receiving hours and a professional certificate is required to register and pay a separate fee at However, please register below, as well.
All attendees, please register below
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