(Omaha) Empowered to Connect (Part 1)

(Omaha) Empowered to Connect (Part 1)

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Date(s) - Friday, April 5, 2019
9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Christian Heritage at Brookside Church

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Empowered to Connect (ETC) Parent Training is an interactive learning experience designed specifically for adoptive and foster parents. The ETC Parent Training was developed by Michael and Amy Monroe and relies heavily on the Trust-Based Relational Intervention (TBRI®) model developed by Dr. Karyn Purvis and her colleagues at the Karyn Purvis TCU Institute of Child Development.

ETC Parent Training equips parents with a holistic understanding of their child’s needs and development while empowering them with the tools and strategies to effectively meet those needs, build trust, and help their child heal and grow. The training is taught from a Christian perspective and focuses on a wide range of topics and issues relevant to adoptive and foster parents, including helping parents understand the impact of their child’s history, what they themselves bring to the parent-child relationship, the fundamentals of attachment, the impact of fear, and the importance of meeting their child’s sensory processing, nutritional and other physiological needs.

Ultimately, ETC Parent Training integrates this holistic understanding with the insights and skills parents need to effectively and consistently employ a balanced parenting approach that allows them to provide the compassionate discipline that both connects and corrects.

This training has been approved for 16 hours of foster parent training credit. Registration will be held from 8:15 – 8:45 a.m., with training beginning at 9 a.m.

Daren Jones, Training Specialist

Daren Jones is a Training Specialist with the Karyn Purvis Institute of Child Development (KP ICD). As training specialist, Daren’s main focus is instructing professionals working with children who have experienced trauma, in Trust-Based Relational Intervention® (TBRI®). Since Daren joined the Purvis Institute in 2014, he has been an integral part of teaching and spreading TBRI® across the U.S. and throughout the world.

Dan and Terri Coley
Dan and Terri Coley are Show Hope founding board members who live in Franklin, Tenn. Dan also serves on staff at Show Hope as the Senior Director of Programs and Growth Strategies. Terri serves on staff in pre and post adoption support. They have served as foster parents for more than 40 infants and birthmothers, and have adopted children domestically and internationally. Their family is multi-racial and includes children with special needs. It is their heart’s desire for every child to have a family.

Sarah Mercado
Sarah Mercado is a training specialist with the Karyn Purvis Institute of Child Development at TCU. As a training specialist, Sarah focuses on instructing care professionals in Trust-Based Relational Intervention as they work with children who have experienced trauma. Sarah earned her bachelor’s degree from Sweet Briar College in Virginia. She began her career as a direct care staff working with adolescent boys living in a residential treatment center (RTC). After serving in the RTC for several years, she shifted her focus to foster care, where she was regional director for a foster and adoption agency. Sarah spent 20 years serving youth and families within residential and foster care settings as a direct-care worker and trainer before beginning her work with the Purvis Institute in May 2016.

Casey Call, Ph.D.

Casey is the Assistant Director at the Karyn Purvis Institute of Child Development, and a passionate advocate for vulnerable children and families. Her responsibilities include research, training, and outreach connected to TrustBased Relational Intervention®. Casey also teaches, advises, and mentors TCU students in the Child Development undergraduate and graduate programs.

Location: Christian Heritage at Brookside Church, 11607 M Circle, Omaha, NE

Please print and fill out this certificate and bring it to the training. Have your caseworker and training facilitator sign the form to ensure you receive the CEUs available. Always notify your caseworker or recruiter of your intention to attend any of the training or support group events on this calendar. Please email jamip@chne.org or call 402.890.4299 to learn more about the cost for this event and for food details.

To register for this LSI sponsored training, please send an email to Michael.Hilton@LSIowa.org using the following format:
Subject Line: Empowered to Connect – April 5 and 6 – (INSERT YOUR FAMILY NAME)
Email Body: Full name of each person planning to attend with their:
– Physical address
– Phone number
– Caseworker’s name


Bookings are closed for this event.

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